An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge

My dad once said to me, "You give a lot of books three stars." I do.

Wild

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - Cheryl Strayed

I'm in the middle of rereading Tiny Beautiful Things but needed something I could read on my breaks at work so I picked up Wild.

 

Someone told me the book is too much about Strayed (possibly my favorite comment about a memoir ever). Someone else told me there's a lot of sex (Strayed self-describes herself as a "slut in the 90s").

 

There's not nearly as much sex as the latter comment lead me to believe. The story is very readable and the sequences of hiking and flashbacks are well paced.

 

There are some moments that probably didn't need to be included (the confusion between Chinese and Japanese people is the one that stands out the most to me), and I don't think I'll ever reread this one. It turned out to be a bad break book, but that's because I wanted to read huge chunks at at time.

 

ETA: It does get pretty graphic in the ranger's cabin and with the Lady story. I had to skip over a lot of that.