What matters is good writing, what matters is that there are people who love books enough to press them into your hands in far-off cities. We are here for the books, but I think it’s easy to get distracted by our longing for success and forget this.
I knew that if I allowed my fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong, I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.
Oprah’s Book Club 2.0™ is an interactive, multi-platform reading club that harnesses the power of social media, bringing passionate readers together to discuss inspiring stories. The best-selling memoir Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, is Oprah’s Book Club 2.0™’s first selection.
Wild is 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.
“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. Four stars.” —People
“A rich, riveting true story … It’s hard to imagine anything more important than taking one step at a time. That’s endurance, and that’s what Strayed understands, almost 20 years later. As she writes, ‘There was only one [option], I knew. To keep walking.’ Our verdict: A.” —Entertainment Weekly
Special Oprah’s Book Club 2.0™ digital edition of Wild are available for sale with Oprah’s notes on her favorite passages, which will be highlighted or underlined, and accompanied with a special companion reader’s guide.
Oprah’s notes on her favorite passages and the special companion reader’s guide are available on oprah.com/wildextras for readers who have already purchased Wild or choose to read the hardcover edition. Purchase the hardcover at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s | Indiebound | Other Retailers
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