|In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhikes to Alaska and walks alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. Four months later, his decomposed body is found by a moose hunter. How Chris McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of "Into the Wild."|
From the Publisher:
A portrait of Chris McCandless chronicles his decision to withdraw from society and adopt the persona of Alexander Supertramp, offering insight into his beliefs about the wilderness and his tragic death in the Alaskan wilderness. Reissue. (A Paramount Vantage film, written & directed by Sean Penn, releasing Fall 2007, starring Emile Hirsch) (Biography & Autobiography)
INTO THE WILD developed out of an article Jon Krakauer wrote for Outside magazine. Emory University honors graduate Christopher Johnson McCandless--"Alexander Supertramp"--took off after college in rebellion against authority and his privileged upbringing. Krakauer reveals the details leading up to the boy's death in the Alaskan wilderness, where he was found by hunters in September of 1992, at the age of 24. The author shares personal reflections about his own risk-taking adventures, as well as impressions of those who knew Christopher. In 2007, the book was made into a film directed by Sean Penn.
After seeing the movie, I knew I had to read the book. I have read other books by Jon Krakauer, a very brilliant writer, and he did not let me down with this one. I savored it. I needed to know more and I got more. I just finished it getting up at midnight to read the last couple of chapters. Thank you Jon; thank you Penn.