Audiobooks To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret (Audio Download): Jedidiah Jenkins, Jedidiah Jenkins, Random House Audio: Audible Audiobooks –

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER 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 andTiny Beautiful Things On the eve of turning , terrified of being funneled into a life he didn t choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his dream job and spentmonths 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 question What makes a life worth living In 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 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 upto life back home A soul stirring read for the wanderer in each of us, To Shake the Sleeping Self is an unforgettable reflection on adventure, identity, and a life lived without regret Praise for To Shake the Sleeping Self Jenkins is a guy deeply connected to his personal truth and just so refreshingly present Rich Roll, author of Finding Ultra This 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 Manual Thought provoking and inspirational This uplifting memoir and travelogue will remind readers of the power of movement for the body and the soul Publishers Weekly

5 thoughts on “To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret (Audio Download): Jedidiah Jenkins, Jedidiah Jenkins, Random House Audio: Audible Audiobooks

  1. Kindle Customer Kindle Customer says:

    I had high hopes for this book, that was pushed by several celebrity endorsements, but instead it taught me not to fall for influencers trying to be writers Incredible goal, to cycle from Oregon to Patagonia and shake your sleeping self , but sadly the writer accomplished neither of these intentions.Instead, it is the self indulgent writings of a naive, narcissistic American millenial, undertaking an instagrammable version of a journey of self discovery by cycling to South America Poorly prepared, having never practiced any long distance bike rides, nor did he learn Spanish.As a journey of self discovery, one would imagine that he would embark on this trip alone, immersing himself into the cultures around him and embrace his own company for an oppprtunity for deep reflection Yet he was afraid to do this trip solo, and instead pairs up with Weston, a flaky sounding weed and magic mushroom lover, yet a person who has a great deal depth and balanced view on the world than our writer He also took breaks from the trip to go home He flew home for Christmas, missing Guatemala and parts of Nicaragua but said he wasn t sad to be missing it, but sad that he couldn t brag about being there He had regular visits from family and friends who paid for him when they got there and took long bus rides hitchhikes and taxis en route when they needed to make up time Finally, his interpretation of people he meets and his descriptions of places I found banal and at times insulting.He called Lima dirty and annoying and described a community of Andean people in Peru as vacant looking If someone he meets isn t his type of person aka not into coffee and craft beer he isn t interested, For the most part, my brain automatically discards the vast majority of people as forgettable.Instead, this book seems to be the authors tool to address his sexuality and religion Both of which he is ashamed of This made me feel both sad at this thought, and frustrated that he came no closer to acceptance of either at the end of his journey.

  2. Customer Customer says:

    Jedidiah Jenkins magical writing shines through this book as you are whisked away on the adventure of a lifetime through Latin America It s raw, open, honest and a must read One of those reads that you never want to end.

  3. Susan Jane King Susan Jane King says:

    Really enjoyed this book I read a lot of travel literature and this is my favourite since Lone Rider by Elspeth Beard which I read a couple of years back Absorbing and very honest, I could relate to Jedediah s quest to escape the rat race.

  4. Tom Pennington Tom Pennington says:

    Very relatable story as someone who has travelled solo for a period of time A great example of how masculinity does not have to have a bearing on someone s ability or deserving to embark on huge adventure.

  5. Natalie Long Natalie Long says:

    Great book and great seller Really enjoyed it