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 – alone across thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert to Washington State - that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.
What Jim Yong Kim says
Any writer’s ability to be that honest is striking. I also really appreciated her own persistence in finishing the hike. It helped her deal with such profound issues, and it was a reminder to readers that there is a kind of a deep, sometime therapeutic value to persist in the face of an almost impossible task until you are done.