To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to


To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret [PDF / EPUB] To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret 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 heartCheryl Strayed, author of Wild and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With winning the Sleeping Epub à candor, Jedidiah Jenkins takes us with him as he bicycles across two continents and delves deeply into his own beautiful heartCheryl Strayed, author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful ThingsOn the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being funneled into a life To Shake Kindle - he didn t choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit 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 question What makes a life worth living In Shake the Sleeping Epub Ý 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 up to life back homeA 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 regretPraise for To Shake the Sleeping Self Jenkins is a guy deeply connected to his personal truth and just so refreshingly presentRich 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 soulPublishers Weekly.

    To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to 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 unforgettable reflection on adventure, identity, and a life lived without regretPraise for To Shake the Sleeping Self Jenkins is a guy deeply connected to his personal truth and just so refreshingly presentRich 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 soulPublishers Weekly."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret
  • Jedidiah Jenkins
  • 23 September 2017
  • 1524761389

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10 thoughts on “To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret

  1. says:

    2.5 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 storyinteresting for us there were missed opportunities for humor, for rawer confession, for penetrating insights into himself and others 2.5 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 storyinteresting for us there were missed opportunities for humor, for rawer confession, for penetrating insights into himself and others there s almost no exploration of the anxiety of influence born of having parents who did the very thing he set out to do travelling thousands of miles under one s own power and writing about it bizarrely, he claims his parents travels never entered his mind before his mother brought it up after he announced the trip to her he dismisses the effect his instagram celebrity might have on the presentation of his travels, but neglects any further mention of celebrity sophia bush joined him on the trip and took the cover photo given his quest for an identity and his plan to turn this whole thing into a book, I expected him to address whether he was seeking celebrity to give him the identity he was looking for it was also somewhat contradictory to recognize and throw off his life long desire to be a good boy and then confess his American chauvinism over and over in a manner that surely would get all of the NPR hosts cooing not to mention that his earnest wokeness also seems a little compensatory given the kony 2012 controversies Jed s change of faith or loss of it I not quite sure which was the least convincing part of the book for me I don t doubt that the necessities of memoir writing required some simplification, but what he offers in the book are two conversations one with Weston and one with his friends on the way to Machu Picchu that don t come close to capturing the nuances and complexities of changes seen in other spiritual autobiographies

  2. says:

    I really wanted to love this book I followed his travels on Instagram I enjoyed his interviews I love a good travelogue I enjoyed the first half of the book, but by the second half I was ready for it to be done Good for him for taking this journey, but he s just not that interesting All of the religious guilt and baggage was irritating I just wanted him to let go of it and have some wild sex, and be free His privilege was so apparent and he didn t seem to recognize it I appreciated his I really wanted to love this book I followed his travels on Instagram I enjoyed his interviews I love a good travelogue I enjoyed the first half of the book, but by the second half I was ready for it to be done Good for him for taking this journey, but he s just not that interesting All of the religious guilt and baggage was irritating I just wanted him to let go of it and have some wild sex, and be free His privilege was so apparent and he didn t seem to recognize it I appreciated his honesty, but I found myself wanting to shake him and tell him to give his moneyfreely, and let go of his judgement and guilt I found his traveling companion so muchinteresting than Jed, and I can t say that I blame him for not returning I would give it 3 stars overall, but it was a disappointment

  3. says:

    Don t want to be completely negative because some people might really like this, but it just wasn t for me.I 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 sc Don t want to be completely negative because some people might really like this, but it just wasn t for me.I 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 trouble.This 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 interested me because my family had both A Walk Across America and A Walk West on our bookshelves during my childhoodA Walk Across America was a very meaningful book for me, as it was the first travel memoir that I read or even saw and it sparked a love for the genre that has lasted for forty years As a child, I was inspired by Peter Jenkins journey and longed to make a similar trip one day Jedidiah Jenkins is the son of Peter Jenkins So, not only did the prem 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 childhoodA Walk Across America was a very meaningful book for me, as it was the first travel memoir that I read or even saw and it sparked a love for the genre that has lasted for forty years As a child, I was inspired by Peter Jenkins journey and longed to make a similar trip one day Jedidiah Jenkins is the son of Peter Jenkins So, not only did the premise of this book appeal to me, I was attracted to it for nostalgic reasons as well.Unfortunately, though I wanted to like it so badly, this book did not live up to my expectations Though the magnitude of Jenkins trip was impressive and I do not want to diminish this fact, I did not have a real sense of why he embarked upon the journey in the first place, other than some random guy telling him that he should.A major theme throughout the book was Jenkins internal struggle over his religious beliefs and sexuality On his trip to Machu Picchu, there was an attempt to make some meaningful connection between Christianity s influence on the ancient Incan culture and Jenkins own Christian upbringing, but this was stilted and ineffective Superficially, I was irritated by some of Jenkins Millennialisms, like using cheers as a verb, continually waxing poetic about craft beers and being attached to his apps and American TV and movies, even in a tent in South America On a deeper level, I was sad for Jenkins over the missed opportunities on this trip This was a once in a lifetime chance for transformation and growth And yet, Jenkins always seemed to stop short of REALLY pushing himself out of his comfort zone Jenkins accomplished something really big He traveled from Oregon to Patagonia on his bike He encountered difficulties and obstacles along the way He pushed himself, to be sure However, though Jenkins may have shaken himself, by the end of the book, he still seemed to be asleep

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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 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 executi 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 book.The 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 questioning the nature of life and society It s all rather insufferable.At one point he is in Patagonia and meets a young woman who questions 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 focusedon the riding I would probably have enjoyed itI 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 farcompelling story based on the trip

  6. says:

    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 beenhere, but was thoroughly unimpressed, both with the writing and the adventure I hope he found his life with no regret, but I daresay he took the most privileged approach to getting there.

  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 end.And 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 tim 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 end.And 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

  8. says:

    3.5 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 endeavour When I discovered his son, Jedidiah, had written a book about biking from Oregon to the tip of Patagonia, I got a copy as soon as possible However, while the road adventures were compelling and Jed s honesty and self reflection about his personal beli 3.5 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 endeavour When I discovered his son, Jedidiah, had written a book about biking from Oregon to the tip of Patagonia, I got a copy as soon as possible However, while the road adventures were compelling and Jed s honesty and self reflection about his personal beliefs and sexuality interesting, I felt a bit disconnected and couldn t get as invested in the story as I had hoped It seemed that he omitted or glossed over some of his journeys but I did enjoy the stories about his parents as I had always wondered what happened to them I also felt there were some inconsistencies that should have been caught or clarified note this observation was from the finished copy, not the galley Read this if you enjoy true biking adventures, but if you haven t read Barbara Savage s MILES FROM NOWHERE, her terrific story about biking around the world, or Bruce Weber s LIFE IS A WHEEL, the story about his journey across America, give them a try Thanks to the publisher for the advance reading copy

  9. 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 instead it justdidn t I don t want to take away from the experience, because WOW, what a feat It just unfortunately didn t translate into a novel for me.

  10. 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 good writer, but the story isn t as interesting as a it should be, it s just fine.

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