Officially kicking off “Oprah Book Club 2.0” on June 4, Oprah Winfrey has selected Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (Random House) as her first pick. The book, a memoir about a 1,100 mile solo hike that Strayed took after personal tragedy, has already sold 51,000 copies since being published in March 2012, according to Nielsen BookScan. As of the morning of the selection, the book is #12 on Amazon’s bestseller list and #24 on the Kindle bestseller list. In a video posted online, Winfrey called the book “stimulating” and “thought-provoking.”
Special digital editions of Wild have been created for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 that include Winfrey’s notes on her favorite passages, which are highlighted or underlined, as well as a special companion reader’s guide.
Watch the video of Oprah’s announcement here.