Updated: Apr 5
An absolute must read for women. I found it so refreshing reading Cheryl’s story with all the “grit” included, ranging from heroin use to abortions. It can be easy to fall into a pit of self destruction, and sometimes it’s hard to know what to do. Now not all of us will do such a huge feat, but reading Wild inspired me to get out of my own little rut- even though it was no where near as extreme as hers. This book taught me it was it is ok to feel sorry for yourself for life’s unfair turns, but at some point you have to stop and find the strength within yourself (and from nobody but yourself) to brush off the dust and carry on.
But this book has something for everyone and I think you can take whatever you want and need from her lessons. I found her writing extremely personal, and now cherish the book even though it’s torn and tattered from being carried for four months travelling and being read by numerous other people! I thoroughly recommend. This book almost ignited by hate of luggage, and started the freedom I am finding in minimalism!