Cheryl Strayed Author & HIKEr

-Lives in Portland, Oregon -MFA in fiction writing from Syracuse -Bachelors Degree from Minnesota
-Author of #1 New York Times bestselling memoir WILD -Book featured on Oprah's Book Club 2.0 -WILD took her three years to write
-Took a 3 month, 1,100 mi. journey along the Pacific Crest Trail at age 26 (June 95) -Following mothers death (Lung Cancer), and a recent divorce from her husband -"A novice backpacker, with no radio, no phone, no credit cards, and very little money, Strayed survived..."
-Carried a backpack "Monster" (70 lbs) -Read 13 books along journey - Had both physical and emotional load -
"...Fleece pants,and an anorak, a thermal shirt, two pairs of wool socks and underwear, a sleeping bag, a camp chair, a head lamp, five bungee cords, a water purifier..."
Quit her job/sold most possessions before trip -Strayed is not her given name (Nyland) -Co host of Dear Sugar Radio

"Meet Cheryl Strayed's Monster | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network"

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Created with images by Sam Beebe, Ecotrust - "Cheryl Strayed and Sally McPherson" • tpsdave - "portland oregon city" • my little red suitcase - "best book of 2014" • Rennett Stowe - "The Sheep Mountain Wilderness" • lorenkerns - "Hike" • kevin dooley - "Grand Canyon backpack" • Sam Beebe, Ecotrust - "Chip Blake introduces author Cheryl Strayed"

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