University of California, Santa Barbara Arts and Lectures
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Cheryl Strayed

(2012/2013 Lectures)

Mon, Jan 14
8:00 PM

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A Wild Life: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail


“A wild ride of a story… This book is about being brave when you didn’t think you could be.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Spectacular. Wild is at once a breathtaking adventure tale and a profound meditation on the nature of grief and survival.” The New York Times Book Review


At age 22, Cheryl Strayed found herself shattered by two devastating life events: her mother’s sudden death from cancer and the end of her young marriage. To cope, she used drugs and sex until hitting rock bottom, then she decided to confront her emotional pain by attempting to trek more than 1,000 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. Strayed will discuss the jagged journey she wrote about in her New York Times best-selling memoir, Wild, recounting the by turns harrowing and hilarious stories behind her solo hike, as she struggled to find inner peace and stability.

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