Lately it seems like every time I turn around, the name “Cheryl Strayed” and a glowing recommendation of her memoir pops up. Finally, I’m bringing that recommendation to you – this book is powerful! (And yes, she did change her last name to “Strayed.”)
“Strayed, now in her early 40s, catalogs her epic hike from the Mojave Desert to the Bridge of the Gods, which connects the borders of Oregon and Washington state, with a raw emotional power that makes the book difficult to put down.” – Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
“At 22, Cheryl Strayed lost her mother to a swiftly progressing cancer and went into an emotional and existential tailspin, hell-bent on demolishing her social life and her marriage via reckless drug use and sexual infidelities. At 26, broken and alone, she decided to embark on a 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, equipped with little more than a curiously powerful mix of desperation and determination.” – Catherine Straut, Elle.com
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After four years of college and creating many answers to the question “So, what next?” Elysha Schickel is starting to figure it all out. An avid reader who is addicted to researching anything that sparks her interest, and who loves to spread her knowledge to everyone she knows, Elysha is thrilled that at RebelMom, she’s found a way to combine all these interests with her love of writing. She’s a recent graduate of Providence College with a B.A. in Humanities.