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To Shake the Sleeping Self

A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret
Lu par : Jedidiah Jenkins
Durée : 12 h et 13 min
5 out of 5 stars (3 notations)

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

“With winning candor, Jedidiah Jenkins takes us with him as he bicycles across two continents and delves deeply into his own beautiful heart." (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things)

On the eve of turning 30, terrified of being funneled into a life he didn’t choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his dream job and spent 16 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 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 upto life back home.

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. 

Praise for To Shake the Sleeping Self

“[Jenkins is] a guy deeply connected to his personal truth and just so refreshingly present.” (Rich Roll, author of Finding Ultra)

“This is much more 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 soul.” (Publishers Weekly)

©2018 Jedidiah Jenkins (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critiques

“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)

“Jedidiah Jenkins is a storyteller. He’s also an adventurer, a connoisseur of good pourovers, an avid Instagram user, a startup co-founder, and one of those humans that makes everything about them seem inviting.” (USA Today)

“This is much more 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)

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  • Amelia
  • 29/10/2018

Best book I’ve read since Wild!

I loosely followed this journey on instagram and the book did not disappoint. An amazing story of adventure and self discovery. Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05/10/2018

Couldn't stop listening

Loved this book. I had followed Jed on IG during trip and fell in love with how he wrote and the stories he told. This is so much a about the human condition, this world we all struggle and wrestle with. This story made me want to travel and also find parts of my own self I have smooshed down for one reason or another. It also made my heart break a few times for the idea of how we treat eachother in this world. Listen to book!

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  • Amazon Addict
  • 14/10/2018

Only a Travelogue, and not that extraordinary.

I found the story to be honestly quite a bore. While I admire Jedidiah for taking this adventure, his reporting is really just that, a reporting of his journey. While there is some introspection into his sexuality and Christianity, that really is it for introspection. Nothing extraordinary happens on his trip and he glosses over places and events to give you just the basics. It is ultimately a very superficial accounting of this journey and lacks much sophistication, humor or profound insight. Found it to be pretty uninteresting in the end.

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  • Neal C Bevilacqua
  • 06/09/2019

meh

Wanted to like this book. Not a very good read. Did enjoy listening to him on Rick Roll podcast.

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  • Melissa Essig
  • 22/10/2018

So much for adventure

I had high hopes for this book, but I'm only six chapters in and that's enough for me. Jenkins seems like a kid who is more concerned with upping his instagram following than with any shred of self discovery. Starting off a bike journey without even the most basic essentials like extra tubes and a patch kit and staying at friends houses binge watching episodes of Breaking Bad along the way is not my idea of adventure or shaking the sleeping self. This book leaves much to be desired.

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  • Anna Rachel
  • 05/10/2018

This Is a Big Walk in a Circle.

I really regret getting this book. The narration is awful and the story drags. I don't understand how someone can bike such a distance and go absolutely nowhere in personal development. Listening to this was such a drag. And to get through hours and hours of it, to have the most abrupt ending, where nothing with his mother or himself is really resolved.... And nothing about getting back into life in the U.S., off the bike? I read about this book on Instagram and will never pick an audiobook based on social media ever again. There are dozens of hiking and biking memoirs that are better than this. Don't waste your credits.

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  • JBC
  • 26/11/2019

Audible version was excellent. Loved the ride.

Jedidiah Jenkins (the author) narrated the Audible version of the book and it was simply wonderful listening to him read his book. I truly enjoyed visualizing the whole ride (adventure) from Oregon to Patagonia. The book make me laugh, cry, empathize...all the feels.

I don't know why some reviewers build up some sort of expectation as to the kind of book they want to and/or wished they read and in turn, not reading their expectations, give the book low ratings. It's not fair to give a book low ratings because Jedidiah's reality doesn't mesh with another person's expectations or wishes for a particular type of story. I had no expectations going in and I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

I feel like I got to know Jedidiah, Westin, and Jedidiah's mother. I feel blessed to know that such amazing and interesting people exist in this world, including all of the numerous characters that Jedidiah meets along the way. Jedidiah's book inspires one to explore and appreciate the world by immersing one's self into it at a more intimate level.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16/11/2019

More than just an adventure story

Jedidiah is able to intertwine his personal history as well as global history within his storytelling of his grand adventure to make for a truly captivating listen. Exceeded my expectations. I'm so happy he was able to narrate his own story, too. He was able to tell it from first hand experience and nailed different inflections and impressions as other characters in the story. I learned about this book and Jed from Rich Roll's podcast, and I'm so glad I took the plunge! Highly highly recommend!

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  • Colleen Jennings
  • 14/11/2019

A Surprising Spiritual Conversation

This story was the perfect companion for my final weeks touring Greece Lebanon and Jordan, an extension of my grad studies as a an adult student over education for refugee children from Syria and Iraq. It included all the questions we ask ourselves about our faith, our Christianity, who God really is. I hope my daughters will listen to it. I hope it would answer some of their questions.

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  • Patrick Gannon
  • 25/10/2019

Worth every bit of your credit!!!!!

This book was nothing shy of inspirational!!! Read by the author himself!! Amazing performance!! So far beyond a cycling book!!

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  • JK
  • 29/04/2019

Inspiring read

A beautifully written and very relatable story that details a personal journey of both travel and self-discovery.

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  • davealter
  • 29/10/2018

Jedidiah Jenkins is one of the nicest humans I know, and I don‘t even know him.

What makes this story so beautiful is it‘s relatability. Jenkins has the ability to perfectly portrait his feelings and impressions in a way that the reader/listener really just wants to give this dude a hug, hang out with him, chat and drink coffee. His story awakens the inner adventurer and the people he met, make me believe that there‘s faith in humanity left. Oh, and you gotta love Weston!