Jon Krakauer Talks Chris McCandless and Pat Tillman
Travel Blog • Eva Holland • 09.18.09 | 1:35 PM ET
In this Daily Beast interview, the “Into the Wild” author talks about his new book on the NFL star-turned-soldier, and what Tillman and McCandless had in common:
They were both uncommonly idealistic. They were both pretty hardass in their ideals and sticking to them. But they chose such different paths—McCandless dropped out of society, while Tillman was all about living in this world and doing your duty. They were both very similar and very different.
Krakauer also explains why “Into the Wild” is his favorite of his four books. (Via The Book Bench)