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Nonfiction: Cheryl Strayed on Richard Ford’s Masterly Memoir of His Parents

In “Between Them,” the author of “The Sportswriter” imagines his mother and father, both as they seemed to him in life and who they were beyond his view.

How Taking Five Months Off To Hike The Pacific Crest Trail Made Me Better At My Job

Elizabeth Schwartz wants to make it very clear that she didn’t decide to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail because of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild. “My motivation was very different,” says Schwartz. “I wasn’t looking to find myself or look through emotional baggage. Show More Summary

How to Be Creative Like a Motherfcker — Cheryl Strayed

“One of the scariest things in our lives is actually doing what we know we want to do.” – Cheryl Strayed If you’re interested in the creative process of a famed author, jumpstarting your own creation, note taking, list making, or simply handling hard emotions, this episode is for you.  Recorded in front of a […]

All The Books Reese Witherspoon Has Recommended!

Reese Witherspoon loves to read! In case you haven't noticed, she also loves to turn her favorite books into movies and shows. She did it with Cheryl Strayed's Wild and has now brought Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies to the small screen on HBO! So in honor of her 41st birthday today, check out all the books she's [...]

I Did 200 Podcasts With My Heroes. This Is What I Learned…

Cheryl Strayed wrote for years before having a bestselling book. She knew the important thing was writing every day.

FEAR

“Hello Fear, Thank you for being here. You’re my indication that I’m doing what I need to.” – Cheryl Strayed Fear It is an unpleasant emotion. One that serves an important function in protecting us from harm. Yet, in today’s society it tends to do more harm than good. Show More Summary

Cheryl Strayed Had an Insane Amount of Debt When Wild Was Published

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Author and advice columnist Cheryl Strayed is doing pretty well for herself now, but she tells the explicit story of falling down a financial hole to get there. Read more...

Cheryl Strayed Was $85,000 in Debt When Her Memoir Wild Got Published

Dollar figures can be misleading. That was the disheartening lesson learned by Cheryl Strayed, the New York Times best-selling author of Wild, in 2003 with her debut novel, Torch. Despite receiving a sizable-seeming advance for the book, she remained deeply in debt for years — even as Wild, her subsequent ... More »

You Can Write a Best-Seller and Still Go Broke

In 2012, a month after the publication of her memoir, Wild, Cheryl Strayed was on a book tour, soaking up the wonder of her first big success as an author, when her husband texted her to say that their rent check had bounced. “We couldn’t...Show More Summary

Review: Dear Audiences of ‘Tiny Beautiful Things,’ Prepare to Cry

5 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

This play at the Public Theater, based on Cheryl Strayed’s book, is a handkerchief-soaking meditation on pain, loss, hope and forgiveness.

The Play That’s Also an Advice Column

6 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Adapted from Cheryl Strayeds book of the same name, the Public Theaters Tiny Beautiful Things is a collection of stories that are sometimes moving, often insightful, and occasionally funny.

Theater Review: Taking Minor Pleasure in Tiny Beautiful Things

In 2010, two years before she became famous as the author of Wild, Cheryl Strayed took over writing the “Dear Sugar” advice column from a friend. She had none of the skills that traditionally go with such a position: She was not bossy, she was not snappy, she was not ... More »

How Cheryl Strayed's Advice Book Became A Play At The Public

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Even though Strayed hasn't written "Dear Sugar" for years, people still ask her questions - one in particular right now being focused on a certain president-elect. Strayed: "I don’t have a crystal ball.... I think sometimes people ask questions not because they even believe there’s an answer but because they want to be heard."

Gilmore Girls' Tribute to Wild Left Author Cheryl Strayed "Gobsmacked and Honored"

6 months agoEntertainment : BuzzSugar

A photo posted by Cheryl Strayed (@cherylstrayed) on Nov 26, 2016 at 3:53pm PST We weren't the only fans excited about the premiere of Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. On Saturday, author Cheryl Strayed revealed that she was deeply moved by all the references the reboot made to her book Wild. Show More Summary

Reese Witherspoon & Wild's Cheryl Strayed React to 'Gilmore Girls' Shout Outs!

CAUTION! Minor spoilers ahead if you haven’t finished Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix! Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life‘s episodes of Summer and Fall heavily mentioned the hit movie and book Wild, written by Cheryl Strayed and starring Reese Witherspoon (as Cheryl). “Gobsmacked & honored by the Wild homage in [...]

My 12-Step Plan For Surviving The Trump Presidency

Now that the unthinkable has happened, we all need a plan. Here is mine: Read like a motherfucker, to borrow Cheryl Strayed's phrase. Drown myself in words, in books that give me the hope that even though the arc of the moral universe...Show More Summary

Authors in support of Donald Trump are conservative thinkers and academics - plus one radical Marxist

With hundreds of prominent authors — including George R.R. Martin, Cheryl Strayed, Maureen Johnson and Salman Rushdie — planning to pull the lever Tuesday for Hillary Clinton, some authors are voicing their support for Donald Trump. Most surprising, perhaps, is Slovenian writer Slavoj Žižek, the...

Authors in support of Donald Trump are conservative thinkers and academics - plus one radical Marxist

With hundreds of prominent authors — including George R.R. Martin, Cheryl Strayed, Maureen Johnson and Salman Rushdie — planning to pull the lever Tuesday for Hillary Clinton, some authors are voicing their support for Donald Trump. Most surprising, perhaps, is Slovenian writer Slavoj Žižek, the...

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