This story — so fierce and brave and visceral and raw — will stay with me forever. Clover Stroud is a force of nature,
and a woman who is fearless in the face of life and death. I loved it.

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
Some books have the power to make you reconsider certainties, to reflect, alter and transform previous assumptions about love, sex, freedom, friendship, courage and death. Clover Stroud’s astonishing memoir, The Wild Other, is such a book.
Saturday Telegraph
There is so much richly evoked life here . . . beautifully written.
Cathy Rentzenbrink The Times
I have huge admiration for the spirit of this memoir, and its author: full of heart, bravery and adventure. A moving, gripping read.
Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun
A dazzling, searingly honest book. Love. Sex. Grief. The Wild West. I couldn’t put it down.
Esther Freud
A startling and raw memoir, which has drawn comparisons to Cheryl Strayed’s Wild . . . Shocking and sexy, yet tragic and touching, too….Brave, beautiful writing, which can’t help but inspire us to find our own “wild others”.
Red magazine
An astonishing piece of work that at times made my heart burst. All of human life is contained in this book.
Clover Stroud is a remarkable woman, and an incredible writer.

Bryony Gordon
A survivor’s tale that is both redemptive and cathartic
This redemptive memoir will steal your heart; it will return it bruised but emboldened.
Mail on Sunday
I loved this beautiful, passionate, troubled book, which gallops courageously over difficult terrain.
Olivia Laing, author of The Lonely City
An extraordinary memoir . . . Stroud writes with moving, eloquent honesty.
Elizabeth Day, The Pool
Life-affirming, whip-smart, gripping, this book crackles with vitality and joy. From tragedy Clover Stroud has conjured sheer brilliance - what a story, what a woman, what a book.
Decca Aitkenhead
Stroud writes with considerable power, resonance and brutal honesty. The Wild Other will enthral anyone with wanderlust.
Sunday Express
A remarkable account of grief and the ragged, jagged fallout…Stroud’s penetrating and candid memoir is not just about the ache of loss, but about how she has carved out her own domestic happiness.
Sunday Times
Compelling and candid, deftly weaving together past and present. A heart wrenching story, told in haunting, lyrical prose.
This heartfelt account begins with a girl lost in the hinterlands of grief and ends with a woman coming to terms
with the wildness in herself.

Financial Times
An uplifting and achingly honest personal story about loss, trauma and grief.
Woman and Home
There are universal lessons to be gleaned from this one exhilarating exploration of how to live in the shadow of death… Death may stalk these pages but life and love triumph.
The Times
An honest and beautifully written account of a search for healing.
Good Housekeeping
Beautifully written . . . I love this book.
India Knight
Some events can’t be mitigated; they can only be endured with grace and style, something Stroud certainly achieves,
to judge from this marvellous book.

The Spectator
A stunning story of courage in the face of fortune’s cruelest blows, Clover Stroud’s extraordinary memoir charts her journey from child to adult, from daughter to mother, proving that bravery - and love - will triumph even in the darkest situations.
Rosie Boycott
Clover Stroud is a born writer: honest, tender, moving and true. A beautiful book.
Cressida Connolly
Beautifully written and so moving . . . a gritty, passionate, searingly honest meditation on grief, love and motherhood.
Katie Hickman
An astonishing book about loss, love, darkness, pain, sex and adventure. I adore it.
Dolly Alderton
Fearless, frank and so beautifully told, The Wild Other is a defiant story of love and motherhood in the face of loss. One of those books that makes you resolve to wring every last exhilarating drop from life while you can.
Gaby Hinsliff
Clover Stroud’s memoir is a life-changing book that you will never forget. .As a story it’s a compulsive page turner; as a testament it’s an inspiration.
The Oxford Times