Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

NonFictBclub WildFromLostToFoundOnThePacificCrestTrail CherylStrayed &UDog too

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

All doglovers & dogs are invited to join my coed bookclub on Tuesday, November, 1 to discuss critically acclaimed, vivid, raw, powerful, incisive, gripping, honest, beautifully written, inspiring memoir,”Wild From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed.

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl 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. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone..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 that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her

We’ll enjoy a stimulating & fun discussion with wonderful booklover company,while enjoying a virtual happy.I can’t wait til I see you if I have the privilege on November 1 &/or prior
bookclubs .

Reviews

Spectacular. . . . A literary and human triumph.”*The New York Times Book Review*

“One of the most original, heartbreaking, and beautiful American memoirs in years. . . . Awe-inspiring.”NPR

“An addictive, gorgeous book that not only entertains, but leaves us the better for having read it. . . . Strayed is a formidable talent.”*The Boston Globe*

“Strayed’s language is so vivid, sharp and compelling that you feel the heat of the desert, the frigid ice of the High Sierra, and the breathtaking power of one remarkable woman finding her way—and herself—one brave step at a time.”*People* (4 stars)

“Cinematic. . . . A rich, riveting story. . . . Our verdict: A.”*Entertainment Weekly*

“Pretty much obliterated me. I was reduced, during the book’s final third, to puddle-eyed cretinism. . . . As loose and sexy and dark as an early Lucinda Williams song. It’s got a punk spirit and makes an earthy and American sound. . . . The cumulative welling up I experienced during *Wild* was partly a response to that too infrequent sight: that of a writer finding her voice, and sustaining it, right in front of your eyes.”*The New York Times*

“Devastating and glorious. . . . By laying bare a great unspoken truth of adulthood—that many things in life don’t turn out the way you want them to, and that you can and must live through them anyway—*Wild* feels real in many ways that many books about ‘finding oneself’ . . . do not.” *Slate*

“Incisive and telling. . . . [Strayed] has the ineffable gift every writer longs for of saying exactly what she means in lines that are both succinct and poetic . . . an inborn talent for articulating angst and the gratefulness that comes when we overcome it.”*The Washington Post*

“Vivid, touching and ultimately inspiring account of a life unraveling and of the journey that put it back together.”*The Wall Street Journal*

“Brave seems like the right word to sum up this woman and her book. . . . Strayed’s journey is exceptional.”*San Francisco Chronicle*

Details

Date:
November 1
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/activedogs-75/events/289047507

Venue

Online event

Log In

Forgot password?

Don't have an account? Register

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.