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The One Part Of 'Wild' That Still Makes Cheryl Strayed Wince

“You can really kill a horse in literature,” author Cheryl Strayed said when asked about the differences between her best-selling book, “Wild,” and the highly-anticipated (and Oscar-buzzed-about) film, starring Reese Witherspoon. AtShow More Summary

Shorties (Cheryl Strayed and Gillian Flynn in Conversation, Liz Phair's Dystopian Christmas Song, and more)

The New York Times interviewed authors Cheryl Strayed and Gillian Flynn. Stream Liz Phair's dystopian Christmas song, "Ho Ho Ho." 16 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including Kirkus Reviews'...

'Wild' Clip: Reese Witherspoon Gets Mistaken for a Hobo

A writer for the Hobo Times wants to interview Cheryl Strayed in the first clip from 'Wild' featuring Reese Witherspoon. [...]

Reese Witherspoon Sounds Like A Feminist In 'Wild' Because She Is One

Based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir of the same name, "Wild" already has the kind of Oscar buzz surrounding it that's de rigueur for a film released in the last month of the year. But starring Reese Witherspoon as Strayed and directed by...Show More Summary

Reese Witherspoon Why She Bared All On Camera For ‘Wild’

People are already talking about how Reese Witherspoon may be up for her second Academy Award for her acting in ‘Wild,’ which is based on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir. Reese is opening up more about her dedication to the part, which went so far as for her to agree to film some nude scenes for the […]

Does Reese Witherspoon Think Wild Is About Zoo Animals?

Reese Witherspoon posted a photograph to her Instagram of herself next to a bountiful collection of mounted animal sculptures, tagged "#wild" for her upcoming movie version of Cheryl Strayed's memoir about hiking the wilds of the Pacific Crest Trail. Perhaps Reese Witherspoon believed she was filming a movie about a... More »

Here's Your First Look at Reese Witherspoon as Wild's Cheryl Strayed

In this clip from Wild, based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir about backpacking alone for 1100 miles to overcome personal grief (and drug addiction!), Reese Witherspoon plays the lead character, an out-of-breath, tiny and brave soul who happens upon a camp of dudes and can only think of drinking a damn Snapple lemonade. Show More Summary

Cheryl Strayed let life run 'Wild' — and look at her now

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

She doesn't look like you think she will — sun-dyed hair, dirt under her fingernails. She shouldn't, of course: It was nearly two decades ago that she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, brave and alone at 26.

My Friends Deserve Better Than Fat Talk

If you’ve read Tiny Beautiful Things, the collection of responses by The Rumpus’ self-help columnist “Sugar,” aka Wild author Cheryl Strayed, you’ll probably recognize this quote: “Stop worrying about whether you’re fat. You’re not fat. Or rather, you’re sometimes a little bit fat, but who gives a shit? There is nothing more boring and fruitless [...]

“Women Essayists”

“Is This a Golden Age for Women Essayists?” Cheryl Strayed and Benjamin Moser debate in this week’s The New York Times‘s Bookends column. Pair their piece with Anne Boyd Rioux‘s Millions article examining gender equity and lack thereof in nonfiction writing.

Hey Girl, Have You Heard About The Golden Age Of Women Essayists?

Cheryl Strayed makes her New York Times Bookends debut, talks Lena Dunham, Roxanne Gay, and what we do when we qualify "writer" with "female." The post Hey Girl, Have You Heard About The Golden Age Of Women Essayists? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Tattoos: Making People-Watching More Interesting Since 6000 BCE

last monthLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Cheryl Strayed wrote an introduction to a newly released book called Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them, with a thoughtful note about the wonders of people-watching.To people-watch is to glimpse the mysterious and the banal, the public face and the private gesture, the strangest other and the most... More »

Cheryl Strayed Says Tattoos Are Intimate Portraits and Stories

The new book "Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them" features real-life stories and illustrations of body ink.

Read Cheryl Strayed’s Intro to the New Book, ‘Pen & Ink’

The new book "Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them" features real-life stories and illustrations of body ink.

Cheryl Strayed: Reese Witherspoon Is The Real Deal In “Wild”

“There are sentences that I wrote that I can see written on her face…There’s nothing artificial about her. I think that’s what makes her such a spectacular actress and such a relatable movie star, too. Reese is one of us. She’s real people.” Is there anything more promising about the upcoming film adaptation of Wild [...]

Reese Witherspoon: Goody Two-shoes No More

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

In order to play Cheryl Strayed in the film adaption of Wild, Reese Witherspoon had a herculean task: overcome her squeaky-clean, charmingly uptight image in order to play a woman in the throes of a druggy, promiscuous downward spiral. Witherspoon, according to her October Vogue cover story, is the kind... More »

New Anthology Features Essays By Writers Who Love New York City

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Last year, Sari Botton served as the editor of an anthology called Goodbye to All That: on Loving and Leaving New York. Cheryl Strayed, Dani Shapiro, Emma Straub, and 25 other writers penned essays on how they renounced residency from...Show More Summary

VIFF 2014 kicks off tonight

2 months agoEntertainment : The Snipe

Wild, based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed, is the fest's opening gala selection this year. The post VIFF 2014 kicks off tonight appeared first on The Snipe News.

Reese Witherspoon Couldn't Help Bringing Wild Home to Her Husband

Reese Witherspoon's big-screen adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's beloved autobiography, Wild, was among the most-anticipated films screening at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. There, we caught up with Reese, who explained...Show More Summary

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