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  • Published: 2 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9781846047046
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

To Shake the Sleeping Self

A Quest for a Life with No Regret




The New York Times bestselling story of one man's remarkable journey from Oregon to Patagonia in search of his self

'Liberating and life affirming' Fearne Cotton

'A thrilling, tender, utterly absorbing book. It's an unforgettable debut' Cheryl Strayed

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.

On the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being funnelled into a life he didn't choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his dream job and spent sixteen months cycling from Oregon to Patagonia. He chronicled the trip online, where his photos and reflections drew hundreds of thousands of followers, all gathered around the question: What makes a life worth living?

  • Published: 2 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9781846047046
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for To Shake the Sleeping Self

Thrilling, tender, utterly absorbing ... Every chapter shimmered with truth ... An unforgettable debut

Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

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

Jedidiah Jenkins is a storyteller and one of those humans that makes everything about them seem inviting

USA Today

Jedidiah Jenkins is a mystic disguised as a millennial

Tom Shadyac, author of Life's Operating Manual

Jenkins' words are brutally honest and leave me thinking a little deeper about my own observations when I pass a stranger on a street or see a flower blooming on a rocky trail

Outside Magazine

At once an adventure story and personal diary of the internal struggles and ultimate triumph of a deeply thoughtful gay man

The Advocate

I am in awe ... you must pick up a copy. It's liberating and life affirming in multiple ways

Fearne Cotton

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