The Wild Truth: The Untold Story Of Sibling Survival by Carine McCandlessThe Wild Truth: The Untold Story Of Sibling Survival by Carine McCandless

The Wild Truth: The Untold Story Of Sibling Survival

byCarine McCandless

Paperback | November 11, 2014

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The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book,Into the Wild, became an international bestseller, translated into thirty-one languages, and Sean Penn's inspirational film by the same name further skyrocketed Chris McCandless to global fame. But the real story of Chris’s life and his journey has not yet been told - until now. The missing pieces are finally revealed in The Wild Truth, written by Carine McCandless, Chris's beloved and trusted sister.  Featured in both the book and film, Carine has wrestled for more than twenty years with the legacy of her brother's journey to self-discovery, and now tells her own story while filling in the blanks of his. Carine was Chris's best friend, the person with whom he had the closest bond, and who witnessed firsthand the dysfunctional and violent family dynamic that made Chris willing to embrace the harsh wilderness of Alaska. Growing up in the same troubled household, Carine speaks candidly about the deeper reality of life in the McCandless family. In the many years since the tragedy of Chris's death, Carine has searched for some kind of redemption. In this touching and deeply personal memoir, she reveals how she has learned that real redemption can only come from speaking the truth.

Carine McCandless is an entrepreneur, activist, and mother. She has been successfully self-employed since she started her first business at the age of nineteen. As a public speaker her presentations are featured in education and corporate venues across the United States. She is the sister of literary icon Chris McCandless and consulted...
Title:The Wild Truth: The Untold Story Of Sibling SurvivalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:November 11, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062348922

ISBN - 13:9780062348920


Rated 4 out of 5 by from More information on an amazing story This book gives you a bit of the "behind the scenes" of Christopher & Carine McCandless' lives.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Wild Truth Carine delves deeper into the reason's Chris McCandless ventured into the wild, and delves very deeply into their family problems. I think you have to take writing like Carine's with a grain of salt, but she may have helped answer some unanswered questions.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ugh While I understand that the McCandless parents were pretty awful, I really think a lot of people have bad parents. I was disappointed to say the least to read about Carines life.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good and bad I'm a person who grew up in a violent, dysfunctional family. Carine McCandless's account of the confusion, shame, games, blame, hypocrisy and suffering that are part of that type of 'family' life certainly rang true to me. I was, however, skeptical regarding her uber angelic portrayal of herself.
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was all about Carine I bought this book because I needed to know why Chris went to Alaska. I felt he just had to get away but why! However, I was disappointed in her writing and felt she should have given Krakhauer access to all of Chris' letters and the information about the parents and then let him write the whole story in his book "Into the Wild". Carine held on to much of this information and then used it as a money maker (and it was) for herself. I am going to recommend it because if one reads "Into the Wild" then you feel compelled to read "The Wild Truth" to find out the whole truth. but it is not a well-written book and it didn't have to be.
Date published: 2015-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Toxic Family When parents use emotional blackmail, physical and psychological battery it should come as little surprise when their children choose to reject them. It is the story of the McCandless children's upbringing that Carine McCandless tells in "The Wild Truth". McCandless mere and pere used their children as the "whipping boys" for their own toxic relationships and abusive personalities. The fact that both mom and pop were completely unable able or unwilling to see the damage they inflicted on their children is heart rending. Carine McCandless has written a powerful book that helps to clarify why her brother would have been compelled to set on out on the trek that ultimately claimed his life in Alaska.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read!! A wonderful follow-up companion to the best selling Into The Wild. This is book is a must read for anyone who has been fascinated by the story of Chris McCandless' journey into the Alaskan frontier. This novel provides a much welcomed back story providing insight and truth into the challenging and difficult upbringing of Chris and Carine McCandless. The book raises awareness to the true reasons why Chris McCandless was drawn to venture into the wild. Written by Carine McCandless the book shares intimate and emotional stories of a family struggle and the challenges of life which provide a solid understanding and background to the Into the Wild novel by Jon Krakauer. Fantastic and Powerful!
Date published: 2015-01-02

Editorial Reviews

“A powerful book…For me, reading it was like finding a crucial missing word in the middle of a crossword puzzle: once those letters were filled in, the answers to the blank spaces around them also cascaded into place.”