Cheryl Strayed

Motivational speaker and bestselling author will tell how she overcame emotional hardship with physical toil on the Pacific Crest Trail.

When: Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, 8 p.m.

Where: UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd., Santa Barbara

Cost: $10 - $20

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures & Workshops: Book Signings, Lectures


At age 22, Cheryl Strayed found herself shattered by two devastating life events: her mother’s sudden death from cancer and the end of her young marriage. To cope, she used drugs and sex until hitting rock bottom, when she decided to confront her emotional pain by attempting to trek more than 1,000 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. Strayed will discuss the jagged journey she wrote about in her New York Times best-selling memoir, Wild, recounting the by turns harrowing and hilarious stories behind her solo hike, as she struggled to find inner peace and stability.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Phone: 805-893-3535

Event posted Dec. 12, 2012
Last updated Dec. 12, 2012


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