Grieving the death of her mother and a painful divorce, Cheryl Strayed found herself alone at the age of 26. Her life in pieces, she embarked on solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail that she documents in her best-selling memoir, Wild. Show More Summary
I was a big fan of Jean-Marc Vallée‘s last film Wild, which featured Reese Witherspoon’s character (based on the real-life Cheryl Strayed) taking on a physically impossible task as a means of working out issues in her personal life.Show More Summary
Some quotes make us laugh, some make us tear up. Some invigorate us and provide endless motivation. Others offer comfort and solace. In a word, good quotes make us feel. But why is that, exactly? As an author, Cheryl Strayed's life is...Show More Summary
Even in a time of playwright-showrunners and poet-directors, the prospect of a movie deal remains, for the average writer, a source of fervent prayer and deep confusion. So when the roving annual conference of MFA writers known as AWP (for “Association of Writers and Writing Programs”) came to Los Angeles this... More »
When Roberge learned he might be losing his memory, he set out to document everything. Cheryl Strayed investigates
Author Cheryl Strayed says you don't have to hike 1,000 miles to find consolation — a short walk will suffice. Understanding the human condition is one of the most elusive quandaries in the life of the mind. Henry David Thoreau used the propensity of nature to provide clarity in objectively understanding this condition. Show More Summary
On this week’s Dear Sugar podcast, hosts Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond read a letter from a 34-year-old single urban woman who bemoans the fact that good guys seem to be “scarce,” wondering if she will have to “settle” with someone. Strayed and Almond mentioned that they’ve recently gotten a steady... More »
The Literary Hub podcast interviewed author Cheryl Strayed. The A.V. Club examined David Bowie's influence on the punk movement. 19 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation last Wednesday (bringing the total number...
How will you find the things you love if you’re not trying because you’re afraid? No one changed the world by living vicariously through YouTube and Cheryl Strayed novels. If something scares you a little that probably means it’s going to end up being a defining moment or experience for you.
Five of the world’s kindest authors came together this week to make a kind of holiday miracle happen: they encouraged the Western world to donate $1 million to be given to Syrian refugees, and it worked. …Read More
There are still some people who believe it's better to give than receive. And thousands of them joined together this week to raise $1 million for Syrian refugees in just 31 hours, through a donation drive arranged by five bestselling authors. The Compassion Collective, comprised of writers Cheryl...
An interview with the bestselling author of Wild about her new book Brave Enough, post-traumatic growth and running for president. Michaela Haas: One of your most famous quotes is: "Write like a motherfucker." Now that you've published...Show More Summary
Hollywood's best new power couple, Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon, who first played mother and daughter in Wild and are also working on another Cheryl Strayed project, are back together yet again. According to Variety, Dern has signed on to join Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in HBO's ridiculously star-studded limited series, Big... More »
Like many women who watched the movie Wild, I was inspired by Cheryl Strayed's courage and how she was able to turn her grief and desperation into triumph. And I wondered if I could do something similar -- turn my own form of grief and...Show More Summary
The author of the new collection Brave Enough sounds off about gender politics, personal authenticity, and leaning in to the light.
With Reading List, The A.V. Club asks one of our favorite pop-culture creators to describe a list of reading materials that are tied together by a singular theme. The reader: Cheryl Strayed knows how to talk the talk, and how to walk the walk. Show More Summary
“I feel like the accidental self-help writer,” says Cheryl Strayed, a day after her collection of quotations, Brave Enough, hits shelves. …Read More
Vintage Books Just in from Deadline: Wild stars Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern have reteamed for another screen adaptation of a book by Wild author Cheryl Strayed, this time for TV. HBO has put in development Tiny Beautiful Things,...Show More Summary
Less than a year after the release of Wild, the film based upon author Cheryl Strayed’s memoir by the same name, HBO has announced the production of a drama series based on her collection of “Dear Sugar” advice columns, Tiny Beautiful Things. Read more...
Cheryl Strayed and her husband Brian Lindstrom will collaborate on writing the script.