Into The Wild

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Chris McCandless turned into a hitchhiker after graduating, abandoning all his possessions and goes on a road of self-discovery.

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He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months after, a celebration of hunters discovered his body that was decomposed. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. After graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all his money. He'd give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he'd be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. McCandless simply threw the maps off. He vanished into the wild.

What makes this book stand out?

Being an eye-opener despite the main character having only lived four months after his self-isolation.

Read it for

This amazing story of the hitchhiker and how he lived and died.

Don't read it for

Views on this book vary. You might not agree with some parts of the decisions made by McCandless.

Brief about Author Jon Krakauer