Cheryl Strayed was a wreck. In her mid-twenties she was dealing with a divorce, the loss of her mother to cancer, and drugs – hard times, to say the least. One hundred days before her 27th birthday, Strayed decided to hike the Pacific Cost Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon, all the way to Washington. Wild is Strayed’s memoir of personal confrontation and rebirth during her journey.
Wild is also Oprah Winfrey’s first choice in her new book club, Oprah’s Book Club 2.0.