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Cheryl Strayed: Hiking 1,100 miles to a fresh start

Just finished WILD by Cheryl Strayed. Heartbreaking, funny and inspiring. A rewarding read.

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf 2012 - 9780307592736 - 9780307476074) Traces the personal crisis the author endured after the death of her mother and a painful divorce, which prompted her ambition to undertake a dangerous 1,100-mile solo hike that both drove her to rock bottom and helped her to heal. | Lexile: | ALA

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35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

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Cheryl Strayed - nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can't cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It's just there and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.

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Cheryl Strayed Inspirational Quote - Fine Art Print, How Wild It Was, Let it Be, Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Blue Ridge

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10 Essential Quotes on Becoming a Writer

“The useless days days will add up to something. The shitty waitressing jobs. The hours writing in your journal. The long meandering walks. The hours reading poetry and story collections and novels…. These things are your becoming.” —Cheryl Strayed

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12 Books Recommended by 'Wild' Author Cheryl Strayed

Wild author Cheryl Strayed recommends a wide range of reads, including Faulkner, Michener, and Joyce.

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I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me. — Cheryl Strayed

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