An Unexpected Journey
Into the Wild, the 1996 book written by Jon Krakauer expands on the true story of Christopher J. McCandless, a well-educated young man who chased after his dreams and ambitions. While venturing to several places during his journey, he also met a myriad of people along the way. Carine McCandless is the sister of literal icon Chris McCandless, whose life story captured the hearts of millions around the world. The website “carinemccandless.com” reports that she played a significant role in the success of Into the Wild, the internationally bestselling book written by author Jon Krakauer. Krakauer describes Carine as “inspiring, engaging, a gifted communicator, and bracingly outspoken”. She says, “I am determined to continue to be his voice and carry on his message. Through him I have learned that with truth comes freedom, with confidence comes courage, with priority comes real life”...excerpt from the “Note from Carine” page at (carinemccandless.com). “Random House Speakers Bureau” adds that Carine McCandless has a unique skill set that lends itself well to a wide variety of lecture topics and presentations. She has been a successful self-made entrepreneur since the age of nineteen, and has had twenty years of experience as a businesswoman. She frequently shares her experience at corporate engagements and retreats. Carine, experiencing from domestic violence to parenting a child with special needs, has inspired listeners to overcome obstacles and adversity with the power of always having a positive attitude. Like her brother Chris, she is passionate about helping others. She supports a myriad of international and domestic charities, the non-profit organization Assisi House being her most current interest. “Corporate Press Releases” from (HarperCollins.com), states that Carine is currently writing a memoir called The Wild Truth which she says is her real life story. She writes, “it is about more than just the truth behind the McCandless...
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