A young woman follows winter across five continents on a physical and spiritual journey that tests her body and soul, in this transformation memoir, full of heart and courage, that speaks to the adventurousness in all of us.

Steph Jagger had always been a force of nature. Dissatisfied with the passive, limited roles she saw for women growing up, she emulated the men in her life—chasing success, climbing the corporate ladder, ticking the boxes, playing by the rules of a masculine ideal. She was accomplished. She was living "The Dream." But it wasn't her dream.

Then the universe caught her attention with a sign: RAISE RESTRAINING DEVICE. Steph had seen this ski lift sign on countless occasions in the past, but the familiar words suddenly became a personal call to shake off the life she had built in a search for something different, something more.

Steph soon decided to walk away from the success and security she had worked long and hard to obtain. She quit her job, took a second mortgage on her house, sold everything except her ski equipment and her laptop, and bought a bundle of plane tickets. For the next year, she followed winter across North and South America, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand—and up and down the mountains of nine countries—on a mission to ski four million vertical feet in a year.

What hiking was for Cheryl Strayed, skiing became for Steph: a crucible in which to crack open her life and get to the very center of herself. But she would have to break herself down—first physically, then emotionally—before she could start to rebuild. And it was through this journey that she came to understand how to be a woman, how to love, and how to live authentically.

Electrifying, heartfelt, and full of humor, UNBOUND is Steph’s story—an odyssey of courage and self-discovery that, like Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, will inspire readers to remove their own restraining devices and pursue the life they are meant to lead.

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Praise for Unbound

“A Wild-esque memoir of adventure and reflection”

“Steph Jagger has written a captivating book about what it means to unlock our truest selves. Brave, honest and sparkling with wit and humor, Unbound will take you on an unforgettable journey.”
CLAIRE BIDWELL SMITH, author of The Rules of Inheritance

“What is true courage—taking on a dangerous athletic challenge that most wouldn’t dream of, or tearing apart a life that everyone, including yourself, has deemed nearly perfect? Steph Jagger’s story will inspire you to discover and embrace your most authentic self, proving that a life does not have to broken to be recreated into one that’s far more meaningful.”
— CEA SUNRISE PERSON, author of North of Normal

“Candid (and hilarious)...captivating."

“A soul-baring adventure.”

“A brave, beautiful journey through the winter of life. A gorgeous memoir.”
— ASPEN MATIS, author of Girl in the Woods

“UNBOUND is a case study in navigating discontent. Buy this book for everyone you know who believes there’s more to life than getting a mortgage and climbing the corporate ladder.”
— CHRIS GUILLEBEAU, New York Times Bestselling author of Born for This and The $100 Startup

“A page-turner. Punchy, sexy and funny, and most of all, it helped me understand my own story better.”
— SHELBY STANGER, journalist and host of Wild Ideas Worth Living

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I've heard people talk about having to make a deal with the devil...

…but in my experience you’ve got to do the same with God. The only difference is that one negotiation is about what you’re gonna get, and the other is about what you’re gonna give.

I've heard people talk about having to make a deal with the devil...

…but in my experience you’ve got to do the same with God. The only difference is that one negotiation is about what you’re gonna get, and the other is about what you’re gonna give.

Words to the Wise - eBook Collab

Intelligent people can take hints; they don't need to have everything explained to them at great length...

That said, sometimes a handful of hints is fucking rad.

Good thing Sian Richardson and I have decided to partner up on doling a handful of them out. In each issue of Sian's magazine, The Unmistakable Effect, we've been partnering on an open jam sesh of hints in a column we called 'Words to the Motherfuckin' Wise'.

People just like you brought us questions (big, fat, juicy ones) and we grabbed a bat in an attempt to hit some answers straight outta the park. And now, we've bundled them all together as an eBook that's guaranteed to knock your socks off - like imagine them just sitting empty on the ground - and go deeper than deep on the details of your unmistakeable dreams. In other words: 



It's for risk-takers, rule-breakers and rebels. It's for game changers, provocateurs and people who want to tell fear to take a seat, cuz from now on wisdom, intuition, curiosity and hope are in charge.  

So...that's your invite. You in?

Now...we know you're probably itching to find out more about what's inside, so here's a peek at some of the letters:

  • “When there are signs in your life that let you know it’s time for a change, how do you know if a big life change is what you need (like sell your house and furniture and live a new life) or a simple tweak to how you do things is in order (like spend more time having fun and adventuring)?”

  • “How do you find balance and establish what is “productive enough” vs going overboard and obsessive about getting things done?"

  • “How the fuck do I change my money mindset?”

  • “What advice would you give someone who is frustrated by their audience?”

  • “I want to cultivate more presence this year. Any tips when it comes to being more awake and aware in my life?”

  • “How did you know it was the right decision?"