To Shake the Sleeping Self is a travelogue written by Jedidiah Jenkins that chronicles his journey from Oregon to Patagonia. Along the way, he reflects on how he got to where he is and what it will take for him to have no regrets in life. The book offers readers an inspiring tale of self-discovery while also providing useful tips for those looking to embark on their own adventure.
For who is this book for ?
To Shake the Sleeping Self is for anyone looking for an inspirational and informative read. Jenkins’ journey begins with a willingness to question his life choices, making it relatable for readers who may also be feeling at a crossroads in their lives. He provides helpful tips on everything from packing light to being open to new experiences, making this book an ideal resource for those planning their own adventure travel.
- The book is inspiring and motivational
- It provides useful tips for those looking to travel on their own
- Jenkins’s writing is clear and engaging
- The author could have provided more detail on his journey
- The book feels unfinished, as if Jenkins plans to write a sequel
- Some readers may find the author’s musings self-indulgent
Learn more about the author
Jedidiah Jenkins is a writer, adventurer, and creator who has been featured by National Geographic, Outside Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Times, Good Morning America and more. After dropping out of college in his early twenties to cycle across the United States – a trip that would later become the subject of his first book – Jed reprised the journey ten years later as an exploration of aging gracefully. To Shake The Sleeping Self chronicles this latest adventure: A 3-year cycling odyssey from Oregon to Patagonia that explores both personal growth and global connectedness.
“To Shake the Sleeping Self is an amazing book! I was inspired by Jedidiah’s journey and his quest for a life with no regret. The writing is beautiful and poetic, and it was great to read about all of the different places he visited. This book has given me motivation to go out and explore the world on my own.”
“To Shake the Sleeping Self is a beautifully written, poetic account of one man’s journey to find his true self. Jedidiah Jenkins takes us on an unforgettable adventure from Oregon to Patagonia, sharing his insights and experiences along the way. This book is full of wisdom and inspiration for anyone who wants to shake off their sleeping self and live life with no regrets.”
“To Shake the Sleeping Self is an engaging and insightful read. Jedidiah Jenkins takes us on a journey of self-discovery, from Oregon to Patagonia, in search of a life with no regrets. He provides useful tips for anyone looking to embark on their own adventure while also sharing his personal insights into what it means to live fully and without regret. This book is sure to inspire readers young and old alike.”
“To Shake the Sleeping Self is an engaging and heartfelt account of a young man’s search for meaning in life. Jedidiah Jenkins takes us on a journey from Oregon to Patagonia, sharing his insights along the way about what it means to truly live. This book will inspire readers to explore their own world and find their own path in life.”