Why do BPL folks dislike it?
1. Essentially, I think it's a hiking book for non-hikers. If you don't know anything about the PCT/hiking/backpacking, it would be quite entertaining.
2. It is (almost) single-handedly responsible for traffic jams on the PCT this year, frustrated and overwhelmed trail angels, and more of the same to come in the next few years at least.
Plus, she whines on and on about -- well, everything; she keeps insisting that the dude who gave her heroin is "the love of my life" (What?! Newsflash: anyone who gets you on heroin is the ENEMY of your life. Literally.); some of us lost our beloved mothers in a far more horrific way and yet managed not to whine and not to become heroin addicts; etc.
But I will give her this: She wrote until she had a book, and she managed to get it published, promoted, and sold!
She now has a career as an on-line advice columnist (don't do as I do; do as I say).
Personally, I hope Carrot Quinn gets a book deal, because she has the writing chops, by the end of the year she'll have done the PCT twice, and she's overcome a lot of adversity without whining or making a big deal out of it! Now that's I movie I'd go see.