After a decade as an assistant to high-powered LA executives, Emily Pennington left behind her structured life and embarked on a yearlong road trip to sixty-two national parks, hell-bent on a single goal: getting through the adventure in one piece. She was instantly thrust into more chaos than she'd bargained for and found herself on an unpredictable journey.
The author’s unflinching honesty and the boldness of her inner and outer journeys are the two great strengths of a book that sometimes overreaches with too-florid natural descriptions. Despite this flaw, the memoir still succeeds in offering a moving portrait of a woman who came into her own by learning to let go.
Pennington lyrically describes the wonders of the natural world... and she examines her solo life on the road with unsentimental insight ... Readers will relish this hopeful portrayal of personal growth.