Nearly two decades later, after Into the Wild became a mega-hit and many dismissed Chris’s going off the grid as lunacy, Carine reconsidered her position and decided to chronicle her lifelong struggle as a survivor of domestic violence in her memoir, The Wild Truth. “People think they understand our story because they know how his ended, but they don’t know how it all began,” she writes.
The book guides readers through the siblings' traumatic childhood and Chris’s death and into the present, as her family wrangles with his legacy. “I wrote this book to honor my brother, Chris, and to tell my story and honor other people who face domestic violence,” she says.
Carine McCandless will read from and sign her book tonight at 7 p.m. at the Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue. For more information, go to tatteredcover.com or call 303-322-7727.
Tue., Nov. 18, 7 p.m., 2014