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Cheryl Strayed, "Wild"

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Wednesday, 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 will be in Utah this weekend and she joins Doug to talk about facing her demons and finding her way back.

  • Cheryl Strayed is part of Sundance Resort's Author Series. This Saturday, February 23rd, she'll speak at the Redford Conference Center. Tickets include lunch and a signed copy of "Wild." Lunch begins at noon and Cheryl Strayed will speak at 1:00 p.m. For more information, call 866-734-4428 or click here
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.