Dopo la morte prematura della madre, il traumatico naufragio del suo matrimonio, una giovinezza disordinata e difficile, Cheryl a soli ventisei anni si ritrova con la vita sconvolta. Alla ricerca di sé oltre che di un senso, decide di attraversare a piedi l'America selvaggia tra montagne, foreste, animali selvatici, rocce impervie, torrenti impetuosi, caldo torrido e freddo estremo. Una storia di avventura e formazione, di fuga e rinascita, di paura e coraggio. Una scrittura intensa come la vicenda che racconta, da cui emergono con forza il fascino degli spazi incontaminati e la fragilità della condizione umana di fronte a una natura grandiosa e potente.
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EDIT 4/4/2014: I changed this from two stars to one, because I realized that it's been about two years since I read this book and I still get ragey and fist-shakey just thinking about how much it sucked. So, bonus star deducted. This book sucks on wheels. Read on for more... Okay. I gave myself plent Leggi tutto
3.5 stars What kind of dimwit would decide to backpack the Pacific Crest Trail alone with zero backpacking experience? Apparently the same kind of dimwit who would try heroin just because the stranger she spent the night with happens to need a fix. If you can tolerate essence of dingbat and overlook h Leggi tutto
I have read a great many criticisms of this book by people who either expected it to be solely about the PCT itself, or were offended by the author's use of coarse language and discussion of her sexual proclivities. And that's fine; all of those readers were obviously seeking something other than wh Leggi tutto
I finished this book a couple of days ago, and have not been able to get it out of my mind. I was happily coming to Goodreads to give my glowing review, but was pretty annoyed at a few of the recent reviews, so I wanted to address that first. The bravery and honesty that flowed from those pages touc Leggi tutto
A self-absorbed, ill-prepared woman, 26 years old, leaves her husband (a decent guy) for no good reason, mucks her life up even further with drugs and reckless sex, then engages in some vacuous navel-gazing on the Pacific Crest Trail. As a woman hiking alone she gets all kinds of special treatment a Leggi tutto
Alternate title: How to be a Compete Idiot: Hiking Edition Cheryl goes off on a bender shortly after her mother passes. She ruins her marriage with repeated adultery and ultimately becoming a knocked-up druggie. Then she aborts the kid and goes hiking. Yes, you read that right. She gets on the Pacif Leggi tutto
“The universe, I'd learned, was never, ever kidding. It would take whatever it wanted and it would never give it back.” Wild is easily one of the best memoirs I've ever read. For two main reasons. 1) It is extremely well-written. This book doesn't have that feeling which non-fiction books often gi Leggi tutto
In some reviews, Strayed has been criticized for a number of things. Unpreparedness for the Pacific Crest Trail, risky decisions and miscalculations, as well as reckless living - poor choices in coping with a broken life. Her real father was unstable, abusive and essentially absent. Her mother was q Leggi tutto
So far, a great read. It's Eat, Pray, Love without all the whining.
Re-Read on Audio 2017 ~ Just going to tweek my old review as I still feel the same about the book and movie. ** 2015 ** Review I just recently watched the movie "Wild." I have actually watched the movie several times now. When I saw that it was based on a true story I immediately logged onto Amazon
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