Biking from Oregon to Patagonia: Jedidiah Jenkins and the Road Alone
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What goes on the mind during a mega-feat? How deep is the depth of solitude one feels when you're totally alone in a foreign place? How does one bring together homosexuality and a conservative christian upbringing together in one body and soul?
Jedidiah Jenkins wrote about it in New York Times Bestseller To Shake the Sleeping Self and is coming to Manny's to discuss.
About Jed and the Book:
From travel writer and Instagram personality Jedidiah Jenkins, a long-awaited memoir of adventure, failure, and lessons learned while bicycling the 14,000 miles from Oregon to Patagonia.
On the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being funneled 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. As he traverses cities, mountains, and exotic locales, Jenkins grapples with the questions 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 home.
A soul-stirring read for the dreamer in each of us, To Shake the Sleeping Self is an unforgettable reflection on adventure, identity, and a life lived without regret.
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