Most notable is Dwight Garner’s rave in the New York Times, in which he describes the memoir as “sexy, uplifting . . . fierce and funny. . . Strayed hammers home her hard-won sentences like a box of nails. 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. . . . Riveting.”