To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins

To Shake the Sleeping Self

From travel writer Jedidiah Jenkins comes a long-awaited memoir of adventure, struggle, and lessons learned while bicycling the 14,000 miles from Oregon to Patagonia. On the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being funneled into a life he didn't choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his dream job and spent the next sixteen months cycling from Oregon to Patagonia. He chronicled the trip on Instagram, where his photos and profound reflections on life soon...

Details To Shake the Sleeping Self

TitleTo Shake the Sleeping Self
Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherConvergent Books
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Travel, Biography, Sports, Cycling

Reviews To Shake the Sleeping Self

  • Nikki
    Disclosure - I received this book as a promotion, through Crown Publishing and PRH, and Jed's social media promotion team. THANK YOU!Now to the important part.You NEED to read this book. To begin, I followed Jed on Instagram during his bike ride from Oregon to Patagonia, so I've been waiting for this book since 2014. It did not disappoint. It's a story of a man that is concerned that his job and daily routine has made his brain 'fall asleep' - as...
  • Fiona Bledsoe
    First of all, a huge and gracious thanks to Jed and the team at Crown Publishing, PRH, and so on — to every finger and every inspiration responsible for the publishing of this book. I patiently awaited this story for five years. At the time that Jedidiah announced that he was going on this trip and planned to write a book about it, I wasn’t doing much reading, but I knew that when the time came, I wouldn’t miss this for anything. After year...
  • Jenwhitson
    I devoured this book. It has left me with a lot of feelings. I first found Jed on Instagram a year or so ago and quickly became obsessed with his adventure pics and the thoughtful, vulnerable vignettes he posted with them. I wanted to read this book bc I love him and trusted that his writing would teach me something. Was then lucky enough to receive an advance copy from Crown Publishing and be selected to be a PRH partner. I am generally not a fa...
  • Amanda Dahl
    Does the travel bug bite hard when you see glamorous snapshots or read about an amazing adventure somewhere far, far away? Jedidiah Jenkins can offer you that - and something more. A raw, authentic glimpse into how travel may not have all the answers, but it can introduce you to the right questions to ask.Reading Jed's narrative on his 14,000 mile journey certainly inspires one to pack their bags, while also recognizing the growing pains that res...
  • Carrie
    I'm glad I waited a day to review as it's allowed me to decide what I think having read this book in a weekend, honestly not knowing what to expect. I love Jedidiah's writing on instagram and find his point of view interesting and challenging. I was genuinely curious to read about his trip and the book certainly offers a close look at the adventure. Somehow, he makes it sound perfectly reasonable to do a big, beautiful, scary thing like cycle the...
  • Emily Creek
    Jed’s words have meant a lot to me over the years— but this book brought me a whole new level of peace. Though my life is my own journey very different from his, a lot of his thoughts, his questions, and his heart align with what I have been wrestling with. I don’t have answers, just like he doesn’t. But there’s a relief in knowing someone else thinks these things, and a hope in knowing that you can take a season of your life to simply ...
  • Alycia Speasmaker
    What an adventure it was reading this book.The thrill of my heart leaping from my chest, the way it did when I read the explorer, Richard Halliburton's books as a kid.Acknowledging my clenched jaw and tightened shoulders as Jedidiah recounted events so similar to ones I've lived; words cutting deep to truths from which I'd rather look away.And the giant, full-body, sighs when Jedidiah's words felt sacred, reminding me of the bigness, the smallnes...
  • Lisa
    “To Shake the Sleeping Self” is an amazing adventure from start to finish. As the reader we get to follow the authors, Jedidiah, on his 14,000 mile bike journey that takes us through Oregon,California, Mexico, and South America with tons of stories and life perspectives all the way through. Jedidiah is the ultimate story teller and I was hanging on every word he said. His outlook on life is uplifting and motivating. I felt like I was on his t...
  • Lina Maria
    Got to read an advanced reader copy of Jed’s book and what a ride it was! Jed’s quest for adventure on a 14,000 mile bike trip from Oregon to Patagonia became so much more than that. His words will take you through cities, mountains, highs, lows, people, cultural misconceptions, & experiences made possible by the great Pachamama that will have you reflecting on your ideals, your identity and what it means to be - A L I V E.
  • Allison
    I was very excited for this book, but found it to be pretty repetitive. I’ve followed Jed’s Instagram for a long time, and have loved many of the things he has written there. While there was some of that in this book, it was definitely not a favorite. It was a great picture of going out and doing something wildly out of your comfort zone, though. And for that alone I’m really glad I read it.
  • Courtney Lopez
    I loved this book and the honesty Jed has written in its pages. I was given an advance readers copy of this book and was not disappointed. The writing is so elegant and poignant and the adventure left me not able to stop reading.
  • Mitziana
    If you choose to only go on one adventure in your life, let it be this book. Jedidiah's beautiful story is for every adventurer and appealed to me because I'm in the early planning stages of a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail in about three years. So many lessons to learn by reading this book. To say it has helped me understand my need for my own personal trek is an understatement. I cried, laughed out loud, triumphed, and left old fears behind...