Wild - Cheryl Strayed


By Cheryl Strayed

  • Release Date: 2012-03-20
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 5,813 Ratings



At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Boston GlobeEntertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch 


  • Wild!

    By Mont_82
    Pretty good read!
  • Fantastic book

    By daytona08675se
    I was hooked from chapter one to the end. I’m not a book guy but when I find the right book I will cruise right through it. The book is really well written and left me wanting to pack my backpack and go exploring
  • ...right in the feels

    By waitinonwanee
    What an amazing, awe inspiring story. Makes me want to drop everything and go find myself- in a tent- on a mountain- with coyotes howling. A good read for sure.
  • Entertaining journey

    By archetype67
    Strayed's book is both a physical and spiritual journey. Her writing is easy, her flashbacks to the life that brought her to hiking the Pacific Coast Trail (with no prior experience) well timed, logically placed, and told with a balance between detachment and emotion that keeps the reader focused on the process she undergoes to figure out who she is rather than dwelling on that past. Strayed writes well about the people she meets, the obstacles she faces, and the life she been living that threatened to overwhelm her. Her descriptions are excellent and she captures the uniqueness of those who populated her world - both past and on the trail. The one flaw of the book was that some of the metaphors of her journey were overdone or obvious. Despite this, I found I admired her for taking such a step to reorient herself in life.
  • Couldn't put it down!

    By Pbosslady143
    I have 2 young kids and have recently lost 60 pounds so this book spoke to me in many different ways! She is so brave and this book tells her story so well you can see if happening in front of you. Very well done! A must read!
  • Inspired

    By Robd16
    Just what I needed, in this moment, as I grieve the lost of my mother who also crossed the river too soon. Thank you.
  • Low road

    By 1776now and forever
    A low road person who I guess is still a low road person.
  • Amazing story of a strong women

    By Alishal1
    This book inspired me and helped me take a good look at my life.
  • Not what i expected

    By ukoru
    Not an extraordinary story , monotonous, nothing different than any other cross country or hiking novels , surprising it's getting good reviews , bored to death.
  • 5 stars

    By Annitta1989
    A masterpiece!