Distinctions and recognition

  • May 30, 2012: Oprah Winfrey announced the launch of Oprah's Book Club 2.0 with Wild as its first selection.[3]
  • July 15, 2012: Wild reached No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list.[4]
  • December 3, 2012: Wild was named No. 6 best non-fiction book of 2012 by The Christian Science Monitor.[5]
  • December 4, 2012: Wild was voted No. 1 book of 2012 in the "Memoir and Autobiography" category in the "Goodreads Choice Awards 2012."[6]
  • January 2013: Wild was selected as Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4.[7]
  • 2013: Wild spent 52 weeks on the NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List.[8]
  • April 2013: For Wild, Strayed received the Reader's Choice Award in the 2013 Oregon Book Awards.[9]
  • By August 2015: The book had been translated into thirty languages.[10]

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