Alex Supertramp / Chris McCandless
Chris McCandless is the subject of this book. He grew up in the Washington D.C. metro area and attended Emory University. When he graduated college, he donated his money to charity and headed out West. Away from home Chris went by the alias “Alex” and adopted the moniker “Alexander Supertramp” while hiking. Chris died of starvation on a much anticipated stint in the Alaskan wilderness.