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Cheryl Strayed: "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail"

A young woman in her twenties loses the mother she adores. The death sends her into a downward spiral of divorce, drug use and loss of identity. Her salvation is to go on an eleven hundred mile hike alone. Cheryl Strayed says these circumstances lead her to the Pacific Crest Trail. She hoped the journey would make her into the woman she knew she could become and turn her back into the girl she had once been. Strayed was recently revealed to be the advice columnist “Dear Sugar,” a kind of "Dear Abby" of the digital age. Cheryl Strayed talks about going from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail.

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In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand

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Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

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Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?

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