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Publisher's Summary

"Gail writes with humour, heart and passion." (Giovanna Fletcher, Sunday Times number one best-selling author)

Includes exclusive audio commentary from Gail straight from her trail experience

Gail Muller was told she’d be in a wheelchair by the age of 40. At 41, she set out to hike one of the world’s toughest treks: the Appalachian Trail - a 2,200-mile journey that would help her reclaim her life and heal her mind and body. An inspiring, moving, and uplifting memoir for fans of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love

As Gail took her first steps through the wilderness of the USA, she had no idea what lay ahead of her, but she knew she felt burnout from city life, lost and broken - ready to heal a mind and body that she had battled with for so long. 

From the resilience-building mountain climbs, painful injuries, and harsh reality of braving the raw elements, to the unexpected friendships forged with other hikers and the kindness of strangers offering food and shelter - with every step, Gail started to let go of a past dominated by chronic pain and reconnected with herself in a way she’d never been able to before. 

A love letter to the healing power of the wild outdoors and an incredible testament to the strength of the human spirit, Gail’s story is for anyone who has ever felt stuck in a rut, lost, or scared. She shows us that even in our darkest times, it’s possible to find our inner grit, face our fears, and feel hopeful.

©2021 Gail Muller (P)2021 Thread, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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Excellent!

I listen to a LOT of books. I listen to a good number of backpacking travel journal type books as well. I honestly think this is the best one I’ve ever listened to. It’s incredibly well written and engaging. I normally do not care for the author to also narrate but in this case it truly made for the best experience. I’m looking forward to following Gail on her next adventures!

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A True Hiking Story

I met Appalachian Gail going Northbound the same year she hiked Southbound, and her book captures the trail experience far better than Wild or Walk in the Woods. I listened to the audio version while hiking on the Continental Divide Trail, and she had me laughing out loud and sorely missing the community on the Appalachian Trail.Definitely check out her work!

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loved this

Loved this!! it was a great read!! so real. had me crying and laughing. well worth it

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  • 05-16-22

inspiring, author- read

beautifully written and narrated. author describes hard moments in here past and on trail and how she finds herself.

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Enjoyed listening right to the end

I enjoyed listening to how someone pushes thru pain and yet can learn how the trail teaches and listens, my experience became a nice recall as i move on every day to another adventure. The voice of the author always makes an honest account of their story. Thank you.

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Very Good Book

This is a great book. I loved the social interactions, introspection, and determination. I did have to fast forward through some of the parts about her pain in the past. I didn't buy the book to hear about chronic pain. But the parts about powering through the pain to finish the trail were good. I love it when the author narrates. It usually results in a much more real and connecting communication.

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Fantastic!

This was one of the most engaging audible books I have listened to. I didn’t want it to end.

And I don’t typically like when the author reads the book, but Gail Muller was simply wonderful. She should really consider voiceover work!

I recommend this highly. It will not disappoint.

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great book

this is a very good book, was sad for it to end! hope to read more from her.

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Fantastic

I loved it. My only complaint is there is no epilogue. Way to leave me hanging!

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Unlost

I'm really glad I listened to the audio version of this! Gail tells HER A.T. experience and the background that brought her to the trail. It's real life and as a female listener I was immediately drawn in.

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  • 09-13-21

Bloody loved it

Not your usual outdoorsy memoir, this made me think, on occasion chop some onions, and feel inspired. The gentle (and never unkind) poking of fun at both herself and others adds humour to some interesting, sometimes bizarre and sometimes moving experiences. Please read it!

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  • JohnJenner
  • 06-14-22

wonderful read

inspirational, you would not believe someone could have lived through so much crap & then rise above it.

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  • kerry ann
  • 06-13-22

Great read for a free spirit.

If you've holidayed, travelled, backpacked alone or are just interested in the stories of those who have, this one is for you.
Relationships, courage and turmoil are all in play as Gail fights to get through the hardest moments of her trail. Really enjoyed this read

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  • Seboto
  • 05-04-22

Wanted to like it but fell short of expectation.

It is marketed as "An inspiring, moving, and uplifting memoir for fans of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love."
Well, I truly like these 2 books but this one is not my cup of tea.
Interesting background stories, moving on numerous occasions; but the journey/travel in itself was uninspiring to me. Felts like someone wanting to relive her missed youth and party with fellow hikers whilst trying to find herself. It was hard going at times and the last 2 hours of the book were a struggle.
Still, got to admire the long arduous hike!

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  • David
  • 04-24-22

Well done Gail 👍🏼

I identified with living with chronic pain, heartwarming and inspiring, and very enjoyable, bless you!

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  • Jonathan T
  • 03-26-22

Tale of resilience

It's a fine account of Gail bettling to overcome the physical challenges life has set her. The emotion is laid bare, but that's her character. There are a couple of very tough passages to read, but they are essential to the story.

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  • Abi Cubitt
  • 03-03-22

Loved it! Beautifully written! 😊

Really made you want to walk! Great storytelling! Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book! 🤗 Hope Gail does another 🤞🏻

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  • Victoria
  • 03-02-22

A delight to listen to

Absolutely loved this! If you’re into long distance hiking then this book is for you. Gail’s narration is a joy to listen to and the voice notes from the time are lovely to hear too. The Appalachian Trail is firmly on my bucket list now!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-15-22

Beautiful funny heartfelt story

I loved this audiobook. it was a great mix of adventure/travel and emotional journey while also being funny and just really enjoyable to listen to. I loved Gail's voice and how honest she was. Big thumbs up!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-14-22

Wonderful and inspiring

Gail writes in a way that completely takes you along for the journey, I was gripped with joy, sadness, excitement and relief in various amounts throughout. Really makes a difference that the narration is bu Gail herself, highly recommend.

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  • Katie
  • 01-15-22

HONESTLY HILARIOUS

This book is so funny, I laughed out loud SO MANY TIMES. I hope she attempts the triple crown and write books about it all!

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  • HeidiHike
  • 01-10-22

Unlost?! more like "F me up (but in a good way)"

Holy F.

All Hail Gail.

The literary badass.

I've never read something so achingly soulful in such a disgustingly beautiful way.

Thank god for your book and what an incredible storyteller you are.

I listened to it on audible on the hike from hell. It was a section of the Australian Alps Walking Track (Benambra section). It was deep bush bashing through a swamp, shoulder-high blackberries and inconspicuous wombat holes. I cried. Alot. Often. Without warning.

I can't even put into words the level of healing that book has had on me. As I was clambering over fire-damaged trees I sobbed my way through Chapter 10. Your words gave me such an intimate 'you too as well' hug. Snot faced and teetering between traumatic flashback "Memories of heavy hands on me in the dark" ...and pissing myself laughing at your electric diction. I was always on the edge of my seat/summit to see where you were headed next. Back and forth you balanced emotion and humour in such a delicate and meaningful way.

I finally understand. The mind is the body and the body is the mind. One cannot be healthy without the other. They are one.

"This stirred in me the memory before the fear. I knew going through the process of getting my courage would bring physical pain with it too. My mental trauma always loved some physical company."

Your book has helped me immensely.

It's shown me that powerful women with traumatic incidents build formidable foundations and do find ways to move forward to enjoy life in the most unimaginably beautiful ways. Thank you for being my trailblazer.

...I wrote and wrote and wrote your quotes all day and just trudged on.
"I was going to struggle but I was going to f-ing do it anyway"

But my god. I screeched every time I heard about F-shot... sorry I meant Buckshot. It echoed through the valleys. I always screeched:
With laughter
With 'f-ing dickhead'
With 'yep been there done that'
With 'Holy f- I wish someone ate him for breakfast'

To be frank, I genuinely think listening to you on audible was the REAL cherry on top. No one outdoes a cornish gal attempting a thick American accent hahaha. 11/10 quality listening.

So Thank You Very Much For Writing That. What a pleasure it was. So... when is the next one coming out?

Thanks again and love your work.

P.S. We should play a drinking game with your audible "take a shot every time Gail says 'F-'". I think we would be dead, but at least we'd die laughing.

Cheers (and hope to see you on trail one day)!

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  • ecologist
  • 12-12-21

Loved this hiking trail book. More depth than most.

I love hiking books. This one was lovely and a bit different to others. Really enjoyed both the story, the journey and the reading of this tale. Thanks so much. I love the way it unfolds. Taking the listen through different life phases. How fantastic



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  • Abigail Field`
  • 09-10-21

Raw, brave, inspirational and vivid

I am no hiker but I am a passionate lover of language, of nature, of experiences outside of my own, and of badass women. This story was an adventure for the spirit, mind and soul; an absolute pleasure-read which taught me so much about endurance, self-love and the power of belief. Articulate and erudite this listening experience was an utter pleasure :)