The Wild Truth

Paperback | November 17, 2015

byCarine McCandless

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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.

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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 i...

Carine McCandless is an entrepreneur, activist, and author. She has been successfully self-employed since she started her first company at the age of nineteen. She is the sister of Chris McCandless, who was the subject of the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Her memoir, The Wild Truth, was published in 2014.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:November 17, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062325159

ISBN - 13:9780062325150

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read!! I literally did not put it down until I was finished....a very honest book. Highly recommend it!
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Riveting read! Had a hard time putting it down, and was very happy with the dialogue throughout the book, as it kept me very engaged
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“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.”