McCandless, sister of 'Into the Wild' protagonist, to speak on 'The Wild Truth'

Carine McCandless, sister of "Into the Wild" protagonist Chris McCandless and author of New York Times best-selling memoir "The Wild Truth," will reveal the deeper reality about the troubled and volatile family life that sent her brother on his fatal journey when she speaks at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium, Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public.

McCandless has worked as a consultant and contributing writer to the film adaptation of "Into the Wild" by Sean Penn. In her presentation, she will discuss the devastating effects that domestic violence has on children, families and communities and welcomes the audience to ask questions following the lecture.

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This event is co-sponsored by the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series and the Penn State Berks Outdoors Club. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.