Carine McCandless is an entrepreneur, activist, and mother. She has been successfully self-employed since she started her first business at the age of nineteen. As a public speaker her presentations are featured in education and corporate venues across the United States. She is the sister of literary icon Chris McCandless and consulted closely with Jon Krakauer on his bestselling book Into the Wild. She also worked as a direct advisor and script contributor to Sean Penn for his film adaptation of the book. She lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her two daughters.
"Powerful . . . gripping to read."--Examiner.com
"The Wild Truth is a moving narrative of domestic abuse, grief and survival, and for the perspective and revelations it contains, an essential additon to the Into the Wild story."--Newsweek
"The Wild Truth is an important book on two fronts: It sets the record straight about a story that has touched thousands of readers, and it opens up a conversation about hideous domestic violence hidden behind a mask of prosperity and propriety."--NPR.org
"A powerful book...For me, reading it was like finding a crucial missing word in the middle of a crossword puzzle: once those letters were filled in, the answers to the blank spaces around them also cascaded into place."--Eva Holland, Vela Magazine
"Helping her readers become more familiar with the overwhelming burdens caused by dysfunctional parents is one of The Wild Truth's major achievements. [McCandless] touches each of us...[we] have a better sense of what drove her brother and compelled her to write about her own harrowing history."--Anchorage Press
"One of the driving points of The Wild Truth is that [McCandless's] famous, ultimately fatal journey of adventure and discovery was motivated in large part by a desire to escape his parents...Carine's new book fleshes out the causes of Chris's actions with much more detail and impact."--Outsideonline.com