To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret

To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret

by Jedidiah Jenkins

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ISBN-13: 9781524761387
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 881
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jedidiah Jenkins is a travel writer, entrepreneur, and Instagram personality. A graduate of USC and Pepperdine University School of Law, Jenkins began his professional career with the nonprofit Invisible Children, where he helped orchestrate multinational campaigns to end the use of child soldiers in central Africa. His parents, Peter and Barbara Jenkins, are the authors of the bestselling A Walk Across America series. He is the executive editor of Wilderness magazine; his work has appeared in the Paris Review and Good magazine; and his journey was covered by National Geographic.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

The Itch 1

Part 1 West Coast

Chapter 1 The Plan 13

Chapter 2 It Begins 22

Chapter 3 The Coast Is Clear-Northern California 34

Chapter 4 The Temptation of Home-Southern California 55

Part 2 Mexico

Chapter 5 Crossing into Baja 65

Chapter 6 Some Background as I Lose My Mind-Baja and My Childhood 91

Chapter 7 Cartels and Coconuts 106

Chapter 8 The Cathedral Sits on the Temple - Mexico City 121

Part 3 Central America

Chapter 9 What Happens If I Go Home?-Oaxaca and Christmas 137

Chapter 10 Harry Devert-Panama 161

Chapter 11 A New Continent-Crossing to Cartagena 165

Part 4 South America for the Most Part

Chapter 12 Cocaine and Cute Little Mushrooms-Cartagena and Medellin 175

Chapter 13 God on the Trail-Medellin to Salento 188

Chapter 14 Sex Hotels and here Comes Mom-Cali to Quito 200

Chapter 15 The Coldest Night-Quito to Cusco 216

Chapter 16 Empire Falls to Empire-Machu Picchu 232

Chapter 17 New Blood into Bolivia-Bolivia and Argentina 253

Chapter 18 All by My Argentina-Solo Down Argentina 259

Part 5 Patagonia

Chapter 19 Entering the Holy Land-Mendoza to Bariloche 275

Chapter 20 Alone in God's Most Obvious Work-The Carretera Austral 290

Chapter 21 Mom and the Mountain-Torres del Paine 299

Acknowledgments 317

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