Excellently written and a well-told tale. While I am impressed with the author and her triumph over a dark period in her life, the emotional baggage she carried with her on her hike was over the top. I believe every word, but this is no light-hearted account of a thru-hike. It is heavy and deep and ultimately triumphant. But reader beware.
Very dissappointed by the writing of authors true account of hike. The language was horrible & I feel she could have told her story without all the
F word. She was wild, but do you really have to be subjected to that kind of writing?Also the loss of her mother; she goes on & on about that. Just didn't care for this book. Our book club read it & I am afraid some of the women were mostly offended by the language. Spoils what could have been a good read.
I am reading it and I am not I am not enjoying it as I thought I should and would.
I will probably be in the minority since many have raved and highly rated this memoir. I am trying to convince myself to overlook the very things I find objectionable. The reveries of the past and the countless repetition of her mother's death and that book she keeps mentioning over and over has me rolling my eyes.
I don't lack empathy at all, I can relate to her sense of loss and mourning but the way it is being dealt with and perhaps the style of the writing has put me off.
I also don't appreciate the use of foul language too much or promiscuity, infidelity, drug addiction Lol! That's a lot.