Hillary Clinton would ‘love’ to hike the PCT with Cheryl Strayed
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"That would be great," Clinton said, speaking at the Book Expo of America in New York City on Thursday. "I would love that."
 
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Strayed interviewed Clinton on stage about her new, as-yet-untitled book of essays about her failed 2016 bid for the presidency. 
 
Strayed suggested Clinton call the book “Really Wild,” a play on the title of Strayed’s best-selling memoir “Wild.”
 
“We'll do a whole publicity campaign on the Pacific Northwest Trail,” Strayed suggested, according to Publishers Weekly.
 
"We'll set up pop-up bookstores along the trail!" Clinton joked.
 
Clinton reportedly did some hiking in the Chappaqua, New York area during the weeks after her election loss, including memorably running into a few voters who snapped photos with her on the trail. Strayed is known for writing a memoir about hiking for six months to recover from her grief over her mother’s death.
 
Clinton told Strayed that writing her book has been “a really personal, deep experience,” “an emotional catharsis” and “very painful.”
 
“That’s why it’s such an incredible experience to try and write it,” she said. “It’s not only good for my mental health, it’s important for us to come to grips for what we need to do for the country in the future.”
 
The interview took place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, where Clinton’s campaign gathered on election night in November 2016 intending to celebrate her victory in the presidential race.