New York Times bestseller - "Thrilling, tender, utterly absorbing . . . Every chapter shimmered with truth." --Cheryl Strayed From travel writer Jedidiah Jenkins comes a long-awaited memoir of adventure, struggle, and lessons learned while bicycling the 14,000 miles from Oregon to Patagonia.On the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being funneled into a life he didn't choos...
|Title||:||To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret Reviews
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
I may return to this at some point in the future, but for the moment I won't be finishing this book. Jenkins is a good writer, but the story isn't as interesting as a it should be, it's just.... fine.
I absolutely loved this book and what the author experienced through this time in his life. Highly recommend
Really more of a 3.5 but the rating system doesn't allow for that.
I was so excited to finally have this book in hand, to finally read all about this epic quest bicycle ride from Oregon to Patagonia by a writer I love from Instagram.
And Jedidiah’s beautiful writing was there. The trip was adventurous, he describes his reflections, on both his life and his travels, with honesty.
And I did like the book. But I’d didn’t love it.
Parts felt shallow and oblivious to me, some parts felt very aware of a social media audience, a bit status and approval seeking, and ...more
Excellent... I was very pleasantly surprised by this book.
In the 1970s I read Peter Jenkins' A WALK ACROSS AMERICA which ignited my love for anything involving true adventure. Since then I have been driven to read just about anything that incorporates some sort of challenging physical endeavour. When I discovered his son, Jedidiah, had written a book about biking from Oregon to the tip of Patagonia, I got a copy as soon as possible. However, while the road adventures were compelling and Jed's honesty and self-reflection about his personal beli ...more
What an honor it was to catch a glimpse inside Jed’s mind. This book shook my world. It helped reshape my values, deconstruct my views on my career and reevaluate all aspects of my life. Jed’s become a huge hero of mine over the past couple of years and this book added a layer of depth to the already immaculate view I had of him. The sleeping self has been SHOOK