Forge Your
Own Path

Using her own story of vulnerability and resilience, Cheryl Strayed inspires people to find unexpected inner strength in the face of obstacles.
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“The Humble Journey to Greatness”:  Cheryl Strayed explains why you shouldn’t let your dreams get in the way of achieving your goals in this Super Soul Session for the Oprah Winfrey Network.

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  • A Wild Life

    Cheryl discusses her revelations from the trail, including how we bear the unbearable, how we move from grief and anger to acceptance, and how we keep walking even when it seems impossible to stand. Her infinitely adaptable wisdom resonates with audiences of all sizes and types, from corporations to nonprofits and associations.



From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail


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.

 Available in paperback, hardcover, eBook, and audiobook.

 336 pages; March 20, 2012


“Spectacular. . . . A literary and human triumph.”

The New York Times Book Review

“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)

“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
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