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Chris McCandless and Cheryl Strayed: Tales of when Generation X wandered outside

I’m going to show my age a bit and talk about a particular time of transition.

If you grew up in the 1980s, chances are the stereotypes are pretty familiar: huge hair, lots of synthesizers, “greed is good,” and a general optimism that ended up giving us really bright colors in the stuff we wore and the things we had in our homes. 1,576 more words


Honors 11: End of Into the Wild

We began the day sharing lines that were most clearly embodying Chris/Alex and/or transcendentalist thinking from your selected Eddie Vedder song from the Into the Wild… 100 more words

Honors 11

Up Late with The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless

The Wild Truth exposes the real reason Chris McCandless went into the wild. This heart-wrenching story told by Carine McCandless explains the past that prompted Chris to leave his comfortable existence and walk into the woods. 501 more words

Book Reviews

The Wild Truth (AudioCD)

Illuminating, tragic, and, honestly, hard to listen to at times. Carine McCandless narrates her memoir The Wild Truth with a emotionally charged voice. Bookended by an introduction by Jon Krakauer and an afterword by Shelly McCandless, Carine sets the record straight on Chris. 216 more words


Into the Wild

Recently I observed a student teacher as she taught her high school English class and I found myself captivated by the discussion through which she was leading her students. 1,062 more words

Jim Roy Posts

Chapter 1-5

December 12

Dear Mr. McCandless,

As I am reading about your tragedy, one quality I admire is your perseverance and work ethics. Every time you got a job, your boss described you as hard working and intelligent. 289 more words

Quotes — Chris McCandless

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. 9 more words