In my previous post, I told you about my struggle to read. On my reading list this week was the book, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. I wanted to get the book read before all the media exposure about the upcoming movie (directed by Sean Penn) affected my reading the story fresh.
I think you should read the book before seeing the movie. And then see the movie.
It's a great story that is both provocative and evocative. Into the Wild tells the true story of Chris McCandless, a college educated young man from a well-to-do family who shed most of his possessions to choose the life of a drifter. He hitchhiked, camped, canoed, and lived like a vagabond for two years. After spending four months in the Alaskan wilderness, he died of starvation.
You might remember this story from the news in the early 90s.
I like this book because it will make us take an inventory of how we are living our lives and the degree we are actually LIVING it.
It's a short and easy read but packs a punch and could catalyze breakthroughs. The true life story is compelling.