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FREE READ ó To Shake the Sleeping Self ß ➮ [Read] ➪ To Shake the Sleeping Self By Jedidiah Jenkins ➺ – NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With winning candor Jedidiah Jenkins takes us with him as he bicycles across two continents and delves deeply into his own beautiful heart Cheryl Strayed author oRed around the uestion What makes a life worth livingIn this unflinchingly honest memoir Jed narrates his adventure the people and places he encountered on his way to the bottom of the world as well as the internal journey that started it all As he traverses cities mountains and inner boundaries Jenkins grapples with the uestion of what it means to be an adult his struggle to reconcile his sexual identity with his conservative Christian upbringing and his belief in travel as a way to wake us up to life back homeA soul stirring read for the wanderer in each of us To Shake the Sleep. The craft beer may have impeded Jed's ability to write a compelling memoir Lesson learned Instagram personalities are sometimes just Instagram personalities I wish there had been here but was thoroughly unimpressed both with the writing and the adventure I hope he found his life with no regret but I daresay he took the most privileged approach to getting there

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With winning the Sleeping MOBI #238 candor Jedidiah Jenkins takes us with him as he bicycles across two continents and delves deeply into To Shake PDF or his own beautiful heart Cheryl Strayed author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful ThingsOn the eve of turning thirty terrified of being funneled into a Shake the Sleeping Kindle #211 life he didn't choose Jedidiah Jenkins uit his dream job and spent sixteen months cycling from Oregon to Patagonia He chronicled the trip on Instagram where his photos and reflections drew hundreds of thousands of followers all gathe. 25 stars this is a memoir about doing something worth writing a memoir about jed's a fine writer but his point of view is a too benign for a travelogue good for him for taking on such an audacious adventure for growing as a person for working out his faith but if he's presenting all of that in memoir form he should have worked on making that story interesting for us there were missed opportunities for humor for rawer confession for penetrating insights into himself and others there's almost no exploration of the anxiety of influence born of having parents who did the very thing he set out to do travelling thousands of miles under one’s own power and writing about it bizarrely he claims his parents' travels never entered his mind before his mother brought it up after he announced the trip to her he dismisses the effect his instagram celebrity might have on the presentation of his travels but neglects any further mention of celebrity sophia bush joined him on the trip and took the cover photo given his uest for an identity and his plan to turn this whole thing into a book I expected him to address whether he was seeking celebrity to give him the identity he was looking for it was also somewhat contradictory to recognize and throw off his life long desire to be a good boy and then confess his American chauvinism over and over in a manner that surely would get all of the NPR hosts cooing not to mention that his earnest 'wokeness' also seems a little compensatory given the kony 2012 controversies Jed's change of faith or loss of it I not uite sure which was the least convincing part of the book for me I don't doubt that the necessities of memoir writing reuired some simplification but what he offers in the book are two conversations one with Weston and one with his friends on the way to Machu Picchu that don't come close to capturing the nuances and complexities of changes seen in other spiritual autobiographies

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To Shake the Sleeping SelfIng Self is an unforgettable reflection on adventure identity and a life lived without regretPraise for To Shake the Sleeping SelfJenkins is a guy deeply connected to his personal truth and just so refreshingly present Rich Roll author of Finding UltraThis is much than a book about a bike ride This is a deep soul deepening us Jedidiah Jenkins is a mystic disguised as a millennial Tom Shadyac author of Life's Operating ManualThought provoking and inspirational This uplifting memoir and travelogue will remind readers of the power of movement for the body and the soul Publishers Week. 35 starsIn the 1970s I read Peter Jenkins' A WALK ACROSS AMERICA which ignited my love for anything involving true adventure Since then I have been driven to read just about anything that incorporates some sort of challenging physical endeavour When I discovered his son Jedidiah had written a book about biking from Oregon to the tip of Patagonia I got a copy as soon as possible However while the road adventures were compelling and Jed's honesty and self reflection about his personal beliefs and sexuality interesting I felt a bit disconnected and couldn't get as invested in the story as I had hoped It seemed that he omitted or glossed over some of his journeys but I did enjoy the stories about his parents as I had always wondered what happened to them I also felt there were some inconsistencies that should have been caught or clarified note this observation was from the finished copy not the galley Read this if you enjoy true biking adventures but if you haven't read Barbara Savage's MILES FROM NOWHERE her terrific story about biking around the world or Bruce Weber's LIFE IS A WHEEL the story about his journey across America give them a try Thanks to the publisher for the advance reading copy