September 17, 2013 | Profiles | Rebroadcast
Cheryl Strayed, "Wild"
Tuesday, we're talking to the writer Cheryl Strayed about her memoir Wild. Strayed was 22 years old when her mother died of cancer, and she says the loss brought her to a "most savage self." Her marriage was falling apart, she was sleeping with other men and was using heroin. She needed healing, and she found it on a grueling, 1100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. Strayed joins Doug to talk about facing her demons and finding her way back. (Rebroadcast)
Cheryl Strayed is the author three books: Torch, Tiny Beautiful Things and Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.