AOT #319: Cheryl Strayed Podcasts Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Cheryl Strayed, the author of the critically acclaimed novel Torch, reads from and discusses her memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. At twenty-two, 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: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State-and to do it alone. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.