Monday, April 16, 2012
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
IndieBound flyer when we visited Park Road Bookstore in Charlotte, NC and read the blurb for this book. Cheryl Strayed encountered loss in her twenties, but instead of going out and baking pies like Beth Howard of Making Piece, she decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State. She had no previous hiking experience. In fact, she had never carried a back pack until she hoisted her fully loaded "monster" onto her shoulders to begin her trek. Emotionally gripping, this memoir kept my interest and an provided an opportunity to laugh a little and cry a little.