To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey From Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest For a Life With No Regret
:From travel writer and Instagram phenomenon Jedidiah Jenkins, a long-awaited memoir of adventure, failure, and lessons learned while bicycling the 10,000 miles from Oregon to Patagonia. On the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being sucked into a life...
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:From travel writer and Instagram phenomenon Jedidiah Jenkins, a long-awaited memoir of adventure, failure, and lessons learned while bicycling the 10,000 miles from Oregon to Patagonia.
On the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being sucked into a life he didn't choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his dream job and spent the next sixteen months cycling from Oregon to Patagonia. He chronicled the trip on Instagram, where his photos and profound reflections on life soon attracted hundreds of thousands of followers and got him featured by National Geographic and The Paris Review.
In this unflinchingly honest memoir, Jed narrates the adventure that started it all: the people and places he encountered on his way to the bottom of the world, and the internal journey that prompted it--the question 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 our lives back home. As he writes in his inspiring search for wonder and a life he could believe in, "It's not about the bike. It's about getting out of your routine--and that could look like anything."
Jedidiah Jenkins is a travel writer, entrepreneur, and the New York Times bestselling
author of To Shake the Sleeping Self. A graduate of USC and Pepperdine University
School of Law, Jenkins began his professional career with the non profit Invisible Children,
where he helped orchestrate multinational campaigns to end the use of child soldiers in
central Africa. His parents, Peter and Barbara Jenkins, are the authors of the bestselling A
Walk Across America series. He is the executive editor of Wildernessmagazine. Jenkins's
work has appeared in The Paris Review and Playboy, and he has been covered by