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  1. says:

    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

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    I really wanted to love this book I followed his travels on Instagram I enjoyed his interviews I love a good travelogue I enjoyed th

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    Don’t want to be completely negative because some people might really like this but it just wasn’t for meI did enjoy t

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    I am an avid cyclist who has been planning to ride to Patagonia for years I also love reading about cycling My wife got me this book for a christmas present and I finally got around to reading it I'm not sure how he did it b

  5. says:

    To Shake the Sleeping Self interested me because my family had both A Walk Across America and A Walk West on our bookshelves during my childhood A Walk Across America was a very meaningful book for me as it was the first travel mem

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    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

  7. says:

    So much White boy privilege Congratulations on an incredible journey book was meh I listened to it at 2x I tried to go to 1x and fell asleep Insights were superficial nothing resolved in the endAnd he is soooo unprepared for this undertaking The part that really drove me batshit was he bought Rosetta Stone to learn Spanish but didn't use it Really dude? You couldn't listen to it on your 1000 mile bike ride f

  8. says:

    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 endeavo

  9. says:

    I may return to this at some point in the future but for the moment I won't be finishing this book Jenkins is a

  10. says:

    I reeeeally wanted to love this book Following the adventure on Instagram was great but I just felt like the book barely skimmed the surface in every aspect The storytelling the description all of it could have gone deeper and instea

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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 of Wild and Tiny Beautiful ThingsOn the eve of turning thirty terrified of being funneled into a 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 gathered around the uestion What makes a life worth. Don t want to be completely negative because some people might really like this but it just wasn t for meI did enjoy the scenery descriptions Jed s travel buddy Wes was a very interesting character as well as the random people they met along the way That said Jed is a man who decides on a whim to bike from Oregon to Patagonia in South America He s lived his life up to 30 abiding by the religion and belief system he was raised into living on the safe side never taking chances always scared to get into troubleThis book is called To Shake the Sleeping Self and the main thing that bothers me about it is I don t think he did that at all He s still asleep at the end in many ways So many mind opening experiences he turned down because of his preconceived beliefs and ideas It s awesome that he feels strongly about them but unfortunately it doesn t make for an exciting story Nothing feels resolved by the end his mother calls him disgusting for being gay and then he sweeps it alway and never confronts the issue acting like their relationship is sunshine and rainbows if only he doesn t bring up a major part of himself Had a lot of potential but I just did not feel like he truly let himself explore and try new experiences He went home 3 months into the trip and was constantly wanting friends to come see him It never felt like he completely just immersed himself in the different cultures he seemed pretty wrapped up in what people were doing back home and his social media accounts

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To Shake the Sleeping Self

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 Sleeping Self is an unforgett. I am an avid cyclist who has been planning to ride to Patagonia for years I also love reading about cycling My wife got me this book for a christmas present and I finally got around to reading it I m not sure how he did it but the attorney for Kony 2012 figured out a way to make a book ostensibly about cycling to Patagonia a bore filled with skin deep philosophizing and a shallow depth of understanding To begin with he claims that he was serendipitously connected with some Instagram executives through a friend who then featured him on Instagram A rather simple Google search can deduce that the author was an attorney for the viral documentary Kony 2012 which would simply place him within the orbit of Instagram executives There was nothing serendipitous about it This lack of self awareness and inability to connect seemingly disparate ideas infuses the entire bookThe author is obviously not a cyclist and the bicycle was simply a tool for self discovery and travel That I could have dealt with He also claims to be interested in anthropology while barely skimming the subject Instead choosing to wax poetic and I mean pages and pages about his family and friends who repeatedly keep coming to visit him He complains about his riding partner who says deep things to him and is constantly uestioning the nature of life and society It s all rather insufferableAt one point he is in Patagonia and meets a young woman who uestions him about American imperialism and he sort of laughs her off with a remark about how he knows some friends who work at NPR Again simple platitudes demonstrating a shallow depth of understanding I really really didn t like this book Had he chosen to focus on the people he met on the road the cultures of the countries he was in or even focused on the riding I would probably have enjoyed it I simply could not bring myself to care about the author s family entitled friends or his sexuality and religion I also found myself feeling that his friend who left halfway through the trip could probably have written a far compelling story based on the trip

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Able 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 Weekl. So much White boy privilege Congratulations on an incredible journey book was meh I listened to it at 2x I tried to go to 1x and fell asleep Insights were superficial nothing resolved in the endAnd he is soooo unprepared for this undertaking The part that really drove me batshit was he bought Rosetta Stone to learn Spanish but didn t use it Really dude You couldn t listen to it on your 1000 mile bike ride from Portland to Mexico Or at all during your 14 months or whatever it was time on the road At no point you felt compelled to learn the language