New York :, HarperOne,, 
xv, 277 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book, Into the Wild, became an international bestseller and was made into a film, but the real story of Chris's life and his journey has not yet been told--until now. The missing pieces are finally revealed by Carine McCandless, Chris's beloved and trusted sister, who witnessed firsthand the dysfunctional and violent family dynamic that made Chris willing to embrace the harsh wilderness of Alaska. Growing up in the same troubled household, Carine speaks candidly about the deeper reality of life in the McCandless family.