Type: Adventure, Biography, Non-Fiction
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publication Date: 1996
Country: United States
Based on the true story of Chris McCandless who was a recent college graduate and was critical of the society around him. To escape he stops communicating with his family, gives his money to charity and starts travelling across the U.S. He hitchhikes in Alaska and even abandons his car in the Mojave desert as he wants to leave away the materialistic life and lead a life into the wild becoming an expression of freedom from social norms.