Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery

By Steph Jagger

A young woman follows winter across five continents on a physical and spiritual journey that tests her body and soul, in this transformative memoir, full of heart and courage, that speaks to the adventurousness in all of us.

Steph Jagger had always been a force of nature. Dissatisfied with the passive, limited roles she saw for women growing up, she emulated the men in her life--chasing success, climbing the corporate ladder, ticking the boxes, playing by the rules of a masculine ideal. She was accomplished. She was living "The Dream." But it wasn't her dream.

Then the universe caught her attention with a sign: Raise Restraining Device. Steph had seen this ski lift sign on countless occasions in the past, but the familiar words suddenly became a personal call to shake off the life she had built in a search for something different, something more.

Steph soon decided to walk away from the success and security she had worked long and hard to obtain. She quit her job, took a second mortgage on her house, sold everything except her ski equipment and her laptop, and bought a bundle of plane tickets. For the next year, she followed winter across North and South America, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand--and up and down the mountains of nine countries--on a mission to ski four million vertical feet in a year.

What hiking was for Cheryl Strayed, skiing became for Steph: a crucible in which to crack open her life and get to the very center of herself. But she would have to break herself down--first physically, then emotionally--before she could start to rebuild. And it was through this journey that she came to understand how to be a woman, how to love, and how to live authentically.

Electrifying, heartfelt, and full of humor, Unbound is Steph's story--an odyssey of courage and self-discovery that, like Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, will inspire readers to remove their own restraining devices and pursue the life they are meant to lead.



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Unbound is a case study in navigating discontent. Buy this book for everyone you know who believes there s more to life than getting a mortgage and climbing the corporate ladder. --Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling author of Born for This and The $100 Startup"
I love this book. It nails the feeling of wanting to be alive in the world to get out there and create your own story. In Unbound Steph reminds us that we all have an adventurous bone somewhere in our bodies. Her story will inspire you to lift your restraining device, find those bones, and get them moving towards your own adventure. The only thing stopping you, is you. --Leah Evans, pro-skier and founder of Girls Do Ski"



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Publisher Harper Wave
Publish date 01/24/2017
Pages 304
ISBN-13 9780062418104
ISBN-10 0062418106
Language English

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