News & Reviews

Outside Online Review – Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Does The Wild Truth Tell the True Story of Chris McCandless? An explosive memoir by Carine McCandless provides new details about a toxic family environment that drove her brother to embark on the famous and fatal quest immortalized by Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild By: Alex Heard The Wild Truth, the new memoir by Carine … Continue reading

Book Review – Publisher’s Weekly

The Wild Truth Twenty years ago, Jon Krakauer wrote in Into the Wild the stunning story of Chris McCandless, a young man who walked into the Alaska wilderness and starved to death. At the time, Krakauer spoke with Chris’s sister, Carine, who allowed Krakauer to read Chris’s letters, but asked the author not to print … Continue reading

Newsweek, Review, Best Books of 2014 Editor’s Pick

Our Favorite Books of 2014: Newsweek Staff Picks (Excerpt) It’s an odd feeling when you’ve known—or thought you’ve known—a story for years and find yourself confronted with the reverse perspective you’ve never thought to consider. That’s what powers The Wild Truth, the new memoir by Carine McCandless, whose brother Chris McCandless posthumously found fame as … Continue reading

Dr. Douglas Kennedy, Ed.D., Virginia Wesleyan College, Article & Review

Bringing Truth to the Wild, November 18, 2014 – Dr. Douglas Kennedy, Ed.D., CPRP, Virginia Wesleyan College This week’s press is filled with new information about an old story: that of Chris McCandless, the subject of Jon Krakauer’s 1996 bestselling book, Into the Wild. As millions of people now know, Chris was a young man … Continue reading

PA Council of Teachers of English & Language Arts (PCTELA), Review

Up Late With “The Wild Truth” by Carine McCandless? The Wild Truth exposes the real reason Chris McCandless went Into the Wild. This heart-wrenching story told by Carine McCandless explains the past that prompted Chris to leave his comfortable existence and walk into the woods. Carine shares her internal response when people thought Chris was … Continue reading

Newsweek, Article and Author Q&A

What Really Drove Christopher McCandless ‘Into the Wild,’ According to Sister Carine’s Memoir by Zack Schonfeld Why did Christopher McCandless die? The question still puzzles and haunts, even now, nearly two decades after Jon Krakauer detailed the Alaskan explorer’s doomed journey in Into the Wild. But there’s a slightly different one at the center of … Continue reading

Vela Magazine Review

Women We Read This Week Carine McCandless’ The Wild Truth by Eva Holland The Wild Truth isn’t an easy book to read. It’s a memoir studded with physical, emotional and verbal abuse, and instances of breathtaking cruelty. It is all the more difficult to read if, like me, you are one of the people who … Continue reading

NPR.org Review

Behind The Famous Story, A Difficult ‘Wild Truth’ by Heller McAlpin Jon Krakauer’s 1996 book Into the Wild delved into the riveting story of Chris McCandless, a 24-year-old man from an affluent family outside Washington, D.C., who graduated with honors from Emory, then gave away the bulk of his money, burned the rest and severed … Continue reading

Boston Globe Review

‘The Wild Truth’ by Carine McCandless – By Nick Romeo When she was a girl, Carine McCandless idolized her older brother Chris. He knew the names of all the trees they passed walking home from church through the woods. He could invent stories and games that kept them amused for hours. And he always tried … Continue reading

Boulder Daily Camera, Review & Interview

Sister’s memoir tries to advance ‘Into the Wild’ and answer ‘why’ of Chris McCandless’ death In 1992, Boulder author Jon Krakauer’s editor at Outside magazine tossed him a curious news item about a young man named Chris McCandless, who apparently had starved to death after trying to survive in an abandoned school bus not far … Continue reading