I wanted to read this book, because she chose to walk alone 10,000 miles (on foot), covering 6 countries, wearing out 8 pairs of hiking boots in the process, drinking 3,000 cups of tea, during a journey that lasted 1,000 days and nights. I thought a trip like that surely had to teach you something. Though there were interesting moments in the book, it wasn't quite what I expected it to be. Miss Marquis is Swiss and some of her thoughts and actions seemed a little different to me. Though I understood her love of wilderness and solitude, she seemed almost too disengaged when she was dealing with real people along the way, and her description of some of the things that happened to her are pretty sketchy. You don't really get a feel for what happened in any detail or any real sense about how she truly felt about it. The disjointed structure of the book was a bit distracting and disappointing, though what she did was an amazing accomplishment.