Why did I love this book?
Beyond the eloquence in Strayed’s prose is a gritty story of a young lady on a long, perilous mission to accomplish nothing. There is no prize money for her effort, she had no team coaching and inspiring her to win, and not a sponsor or charity in sight to claim a victory for. I found the sheer power of “I can do this thing” drives the story step by step, page by page. A solo travel memoir reveals gold nuggets when the author puts us on the road with them, equally feeling the need to complete the mission.