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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

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    “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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    • Sabrina
    • 21/02/2020

    Different that I expected

    I love traveling and outdoor sports so I thought this would be a fun and interesting listen. It was, to an extent, but if I’m being honest, it was way more religious than I expected. I expected a little bit from the description, but almost the entirety of his introspection is about his relationship to God. Probably half the book is about it. I thought it’d be a bit more... varied in its deep thoughts, or perhaps focus more on the travel experiences themselves, but everything had that underlying theme of Jesus.
    The book is refreshingly honest about the realities of long term travel and getting older and life in general, but I was expecting more of that and less Jesus. So if that’s your thing, go for it, you’ll love this book. But just be prepared for that cause I certainly didn’t expect it.

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    • Wesley
    • 06/05/2020

    He just can't stop whining...

    Admittingly, Jenkins can write pretty good. But if you're looking for an adventure, journey, quest or whatever you might want to skip this one. Every chapter is for most part how he is both gay and Christian, he doesn't stop whining about it. Can you imagine a trip where your travel mate just asks about Jesus at every mile? Now imagine that trip being 14.000 miles long. If I had to ride with this guy from Oregon to Patagonia I probably have pushed him of a cliff after a few miles. If that doesn't work I would ride my own bike into an incoming truck. Everything to stop the whining.

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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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    • Brent Vizina
    • 27/07/2020

    adolescent coming of age religious book

    if you are looking for a book about adventure you'll be very disappointed. a book about a spoiled kid who thinks he can find all the answers from Jesus

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    • Brandon
    • 13/03/2020

    Decent, but way too much religious rambling

    Not a bad adventure book. Probably 40% of it turned into ramblings on whether or not his strict christian upbringing was all true or not and how it meshed with his sexuality, which really got tiresome and took away from the books ultimate potential. Finished it, but had to bounce back and forth to some other books in between listening sessions because of that.

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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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    • NWilhelm
    • 14/05/2020

    wanted more

    I’m familiar with Jed’s writing from Instagram, and I always appreciate his insights and lyrical phrasing. The book, however, fell flat for me. The story didn’t feel like it was worth telling. Every incident begins as though it might almost be something of interest, but then quickly isn’t. And the lessons learned (or realized) along the way are equally lacking.

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    • April
    • 09/03/2020

    Jesus Jesus Jesus... and more Jesus

    The sample was the best part, and not the focus of the story. This was a whiny drama in adventurers clothing.
    *Mild Spoilers Ahead*
    I wish Weston had written this book, his perspective would've been much more interesting. When he finally went on to Hawaii, I was envious. That's when I realized how I felt about the author. He's a coward, a hypocrite, and a fake. I hope he does eventually shake the sleeping self, but as long as he clings to his awful mother, who views his homosexuality as disgusting, he will never wake from his slumber and grow as a person. I really don't care about any of that, but that turned out to be a huge part of the story. I thought I purchased an adventure, not a drama about a homosexual with a judgemental bible toting mother, who is struggling with coming out..
    It became undeniably clear he was trying to smear the character of his traveling partner when he droned on about what a druggie he was for buying weed instead of paying for hotels. Apparently Weston was lead to believe this was to be a cycling, camping adventure, as was I, but no. This was a pity party for Jedidiah to ruminate on his conflict between his reality and his religion, when not criticizing his one friend that actually tried (and failed) to draw him out of his mental prison, thinking of ways to impress his horrible mother, complaining about lack of amenities, and thinking of excuses to go home. He actually did after only three months. I can't bring myself to hold it against him, seeing how much he lies to himself.
    The one who truly deserves credit is his friend Weston, he had to fight every step of the way to talk Jed into doing anything fun or adventurous, only to be shamed for smoking weed and not being an uptight, spoiled, snob. Without Weston there would be no book at all.

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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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    • Moe.w
    • 21/01/2021

    One of my favorites

    Really interesting and honest story, great combination of narrating adventure and exploring the world of his mind.

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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!