I Now Walk Into the Wild
Chris McCandless walked away from the world, drawn by a lethal flirtation with the power to be free of everything.

It would have been better to go on the ground, as the boy had gone when he came in to the country in the spring, but it was a time between seasons, and the rivers were just beginning to freeze and could not yet be crossed on snow machines. It had been five weeks since the police had removed the body of Chris McCandless from the back of the old bus on the Sushana River, the makeshift hunting shelter where he had spent the summer scratching for berries and wild meat. Alaska’s brief autumn had flashed across the tundra, and now the plains and mountains north of Denali (still officially named Mt. McKinley) were knee-deep in snow.

--The New Yorker
February 8, 1993

Publications (Since 1986)

BOOKS
  • "Good Morning Midnight: Life and Death in the Wild," 2003, Riverhead, 2003
  • "Afterwards, You're a Genius: Faith, Medicine and The Metaphysics of Healing," 1999, Riverhead
  • "Committed: Men Tell Stories Of Love, Commitment, and Marriage" Bloomsbury 2005 (contributor)
  • "Esquire's Big Book of Great Writing," Hearst Books 2003 (contributor)
  • "Paris Observed," Random House 2002 (contributor)
  • "Wild Stories," Crown 2002 (contributor)
  • "The Best of Outside" Villard 1997 (contributor)
  • "Out of the Noosphere" Simon & Schuster 1994 (contributor)

    MAGAZINE ARTICLES
  • "Mountain Madness," Men's Journal, January 2005
  • "The Prodigious Son," New York Times Magazine, May 2004
  • "The (Scientific) Pursuit of Happiness" Smithsonian, May 2004
  • "The Stubborn Scientist Who Unraveled a Mystery of the Night," Smithsonian Magazine October 2003
  • "Portland By the Glass," Food & Wine, August 2003
  • "The Last Cairn, " National Geographic Adventure, March 2003
  • "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Deer," The New York Times Magazine, 2 Feb. 2003
  • "The Far Side of the Bay," National Geographic Adventure, November 2002
  • "Someone in a Tree: Stephen Sondheim," Smithsonian, August 2002
  • "Moon Over Manhattan, " Travel & Leisure, December 2001
  • "Far Kamchatka, " Conde Nast Traveler, April 2001
  • "Not Easy Being Green," Wash. Post Book World, 20 Aug. 2000
  • "Much about This World," Men's Journal, June 2000
  • "One Tough Son, " Talk Magazine, February 2000
  • "Manhattan Gothic," The New York Times Magazine, 2 Jan. 2000
  • "The New Age Comes of Age," New Age, Nov./Dec. 1999
  • "Fear.com," American Journalism Review, June 1999
  • "Humbly Goes the Mountain Man," Outside, December 1997
  • "Playing the Game with Michael Douglas," Men's Journal, Dec. 1997
  • "The Kids are All Right," New York Magazine, 25 August 1997
  • "They Laughed at Galileo Too," New York Times Mag. 11 August 1996
  • "Sniff the Granite, Grasshopper," Outside, June 1996
  • " A Bridge Too Fair," Travel & Leisure, May 1996
  • "When You Need A Miracle," Mademoiselle, April 1996
  • "Supernovas," The New York Times Magazine, 31 December 1995
  • "Heel Boy," Esquire, November 1995
  • "Born Again by the Schussmeter, " Outside, November 1995
  • "Deepak Chopra Has a Cold, " Esquire, October 1995
  • " A Good Life: Book Review," New York Observer, 18 Sept. 1995
  • "The Experiments of Dr. Oz," The New York Times Mag. 30 July '95
  • "Mysterious Remission, " Vogue, March 1995
  • "The Science Club Serves Its Country," Esquire, December 1994
  • "Bruce Babbitt, Alone in the Wilderness," Outside, October 1994
  • "Forever Alta, " Skiing, September 1994
  • "The Bear Maximum, " Men's Journal, August 1994
  • "Vanuatu," Travel & Leisure, February 1994
  • "Escape from New York, " The New York Times Magazine, 30 Jan 1994
  • "Back to the Country," Skiing, January 1994
  • "The Accidental Martyr," Esquire, December 1993
  • "On Two Feet," The New Yorker, Apri1 26, 1993.
  • "Prague: The History of Now," Men's Journal, March/Apri1 1993
  • "I Now Walk Into the Wild," The New Yorker, 8 February 1993
  • "Dying Young: AIDS Among Teens," Mademoiselle, February 1993
  • "What a Man Learns from a Broken Heart," Glamour, January 1993
  • "Tikchik Journey," Men's Journal, Nov/Dec 1992
  • "Alone on the Bridge of the World," Esquire Sportsman, Autumn 92
  • "Ken Kesey Kisses No Ass," Esquire, September 1992
  • "Eternal Bliss or Bust," Outside, September 1992
  • "Overlode in Telluride," Snow Country, May/June 1992
  • "Gabo, the Babe and the Mid Ocean Club," Men's Journal, May 1992
  • "A Last Good Place to Live," Harpers, February 1992
  • "The High Priest of Low-Flow Shower Heads," Outside, November 1991
  • "The Unbearable Loss," Vanity Fair, August 1991
  • "Man's View," Self, July 1991
  • "At Play in the Fields of Hollywood," Esquire, July 1991
  • "The Slopes of Summer," Travel Holiday, June 1991
  • "Hiker's Heaven, " Travel Holiday, February 1991
  • "The Filming of the Green," Travel Holiday, December 1990
  • "Do We All Become Our Fathers?" Men's Life, October/November 1990
  • "A Sublime Encounter," Conde Nast Traveler, June 1990
  • "The Most Powerful Man on Broadway," GQ, June 1990
  • "What's New at Frisbee U.," New York Times Magazine, 10 June 1990
  • "Shame on Alaska," Outside, May 1990
  • "Dudes at Work," Travel Holiday, May 1990
  • "The Aborted Pill," New York Woman, May 1990
  • "Smart Girls," Mademoiselle, April 1990
  • "Style, Brains, and Clownish Wit," Connoisseur January 1990
  • "Lolita Davidovich," Premiere, January 1990
  • "Why I Never Trust a Woman Under 30," Mademoiselle, November 1989
  • "The Maverick, " Connoisseur, October 1989
  • "Señor Forbes," Conde Nast Traveler, October 1989
  • "Blood Circle," Esquire, August 1989
  • "Show and Tell," 7 Days, 26 July 1989
  • "Family Ties," HG, June 1989
  • "The Light in August, " Esquire, April 1989
  • "Skating Home," 7 Days, 8 February, 1989
  • "The Visit," Self, February 1989
  • "Deadwood Follies," Connoisseur, January 1989
  • "The Mainstreaming of Acupuncture," 7 Days, December 1988
  • "The Home Office, 7 Days, 19 October 1988
  • "A Bike and A Prayer, 7 Days, 6 July 1988
  • "Life At A Distance," 7 Days, 4 May 1988
  • "Winter's Harvest: Ice Mining on the Hudson," Seaport Winter 1988
  • "The Transformation of Johnny Spain, " Esquire, January 1988
  • "Tawana's Ark, " New York Magazine, 6 April 1987
  • "The Wavertree at One Hundred, " Seaport, Spring 1986
  • "The Alcoholic Family," Us Magazine, July 14, 1986
  • "Winsome and Still Wild, II Washington Post Magazine 2 Feb. 1986