Agent: Janet Silver
Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times Best Seller Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Knopf), the first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0 and winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. She is also the author of the New York Times Best Seller Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar (Vintage) and the award-winning novel Torch (Houghton Mifflin). Wild has sold three million copies and has been published in more than forty countries. It is now a major motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, both nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards. A gift book of favorite quotations from her work, Brave Enough (Knopf) arrives for the holidays in October 2015. Strayed's essays and articles have appeared in many national magazines, and she is a regular columnist for the New York Times Book Review as well as co-host, with Steve Almond, of the WBUR podcast "Dear Sugar," based on her popular advice column published by The Rumpus.
What others are saying
"One of the most original, heartbreaking, and beautiful American memoirs in years.... Awe-inspiring."
— NPR Books
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
By Cheryl Strayed | Vintage Books, 2013
A National Bestseller; An "Oprah Book Club" Selection; Winner: Barnes & Noble Discover Award, Indie Choice Award, Oregon Book Award, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, Midwest Booksellers Choice Award
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.