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For Nick Hornby, adapting 'Wild' was a fast-paced uphill hike

For Nick Hornby, adapting 'Wild' was a fast-paced uphill hike

My "Wild" journey — and, seeing as I never set foot outside my north London office for almost the entire length of it, I should really stop using the title as an adjective — began with a review of Cheryl Strayed's memoir in the New York Times. The review kicked off with an arresting sentence: "It's not very manly, the topic of weeping while reading." And it ended with another one: "The cumulative welling up I experienced during 'Wild' was partly a response to that too infrequent sight — that of a writer finding her voice, and sustaining it, right in front of your eyes." I wanted very badly to read this book.

I think I may have skipped a chunk of the...

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