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Unbound : A Story Of Snow And Self-discovery (2017)

Call Number MEMOIRS/796/JAGGER,S

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Published: New York, NY : Harper Wave, [2017]
Edition:  First edition
Description:  290 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780062418104, 0062418106,
Language:  English

"A young woman follows winter across five continents on a physical and spiritual journey that tests her body and soul, in this transformative memoir, full of heart and courage, that speaks to the adventurousness in all of us. Steph Jagger had always been a force of nature. Dissatisfied with the passive, limited roles she saw for women growing up, she emulated the men in her life--chasing success, climbing the corporate ladder, ticking the boxes, playing by the rules of a masculine ideal. She was accomplished. She was living "The Dream." But it wasn't her dream. Then the universe caught her attention with a sign: Raise Restraining Device. Steph had seen this ski lift sign on countless occasions in the past, but the familiar words suddenly became a personal call to shake off the life she had built in a search for something different, something more. Steph soon decided to walk away from the success and security she had worked long and hard to obtain. She quit her job, took a second mortgage on her house, sold everything except her ski equipment and her laptop, and bought a bundle of plane tickets. For the next year, she followed winter across North and South America, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand--and up and down the mountains of nine countries--on a mission to ski four million vertical feet in a year. What hiking was for Cheryl Strayed, skiing became for Steph: a crucible in which to crack open her life and get to the very center of herself. But she would have to break herself down--first physically, then emotionally--before she could start to rebuild. And it was through this journey that she came to understand how to be a woman, how to love, and how to live authentically. Electrifying, heartfelt, and full of humor, Unbound is Steph's story--an odyssey of courage and self-discovery that, like Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, will inspire readers to remove their own restraining devices and pursue the life they are meant to lead"--

Part One: The Tip of the Iceberg -- Blue Tin Sign and a Box of Ribbons -- Growing Up Goat and a Red Pillbox Hat -- Shit, SeƱora, and a Man Who Sings to Raw Fish -- Base Camp and the Smell of Sulfur -- The Meat Seats, Lentil Soup, and Bobby Brown -- The Rusty Drawbridge and the Big Bang . . . but Not Like That. Well, Okay, Maybe a Little Like That -- The End of the Earth -- Part Two: Middle Earth -- Wind on the Nipple -- Levi McConaughey, Two Kinds of Tough, and a Wi-Fi Connection -- A Nutcracker, an Italian Woman, and a Gravel Parking Lot -- The Talk -- Two Falls and a Sliver of Light -- Eye of the Tiger -- Part Three: The Land of the Rising Sun -- Hot Baths, a Voice, and a Recurring Dream -- Kiltie Tasseled Loafers -- A Girl Named Tree and Japanese Snow -- The Lowly Worm Goes Skiing -- Part Four: The Valley of the Shadow of Death -- Church Pews -- A Bird in the Bag and a Certain Kind of Ugly -- An Awkward Dance and a Remake of Snow White -- Part Five: The True North Strong and Free -- Venturing into the Slipstream -- Lovely Day for a Guinness -- A Fourth Wind, Fire Ants, and How to Put One Foot in Front of the Other Related Searches:
Jagger, Steph.
Skiers -- Biography. -- United States
Self-actualization (Psychology)
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