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To shake the sleeping self : a journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a quest for a life with no regret

Author: Jedidiah Jenkins
Publisher: New York : Convergent Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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 reflections on life soon attracted hundreds of thousands of followers and got him featured by National Geographic and The Paris Review. Jed now narrates the adventure that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Travel writing
Self-help publications
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jenkins, Jedidiah.
To shake the sleeping self.
New York : Convergent Books, [2018]
(DLC) 2018042389
Named Person: Jedidiah Jenkins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jedidiah Jenkins
ISBN: 9781524761387 1524761389
OCLC Number: 1050457328
Description: viii, 323 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The plan --
It begins --
The coast is clear (Northern California) --
The temptation of home (Southern California) --
Crossing into Baja --
Some background as I lose my mind (Baja and my childhood) --
Cartels and coconuts --
The cathedral sits on the temple (Mexico City) --
What happens if I go home? (Oaxaca and Christmas) --
Harry Devert (Panama) --
A new continent (crossing to Cartagena) --
Cocaine and cute little mushrooms (Cartagena and Medellín) --
God on the trail (Medellín to Salento) --
Sex hotels and here comes mom (Cali to Quito) --
The coldest night (Quito to Cusco) --
Empire falls to empire (Machu Picchu) --
New blood into Bolivia (Bolivia and Argentina) --
All by my Argentina (solo down Argentina) --
Entering the holy land (Mendoza to Bariloche) --
Alone in God's most obvious work (the Carratera Austral) --
Mom and the mountain (Torres del Paine).
Other Titles: 10,000-mile journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and one man's quest to wake up the soul
Responsibility: Jedidiah Jenkins.


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.  Read more...
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"A thrilling, tender, utterly absorbing book. With winning candor, Jedidiah Jenkins takes us with him as he bicycles across two continents and delves deeply into his own beautiful heart. We laugh. We Read more...

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