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Wild: Cheryl Strayed

Image Credit: Writer's Edit This is a first for me. Reading the book AFTER I have seen the movie on which it was based. I saw Reese Witherspoon put in a compelling performance in the 'Wild.' And that stayed with me enough for me to pick up the memoir also called the Wild. Show More Summary

Scars and Shame– The Secrets of Female haracters

Last month, I talked about the cornerstones of building a strong female protagonist. This month, we’re going to dig a little deeper. In Wild by Cheryl Strayed, the main character is a young woman who is at the end of her rope. She’s lost her mother and she can’t find her footing in the world, […]

Do We Look At Domestic Fiction Differently Based On Whether A Man Or A Woman Wrote It? Cheryl Strayed And Pankaj Mishra Weigh In

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Mishra: “Novels about suburban families are more likely to be greeted as microcosmic explorations of the human condition if they are by male writers; their female counterparts are rarely allowed to transcend the category of domestic fiction.” Strayed: “Notions of domesticity and femaleness are so entangled that many presume it’s the only thing women can […]

Compassion

ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - May 13, 2015 Quote of the Week “Compassion isn’t about solutions.  It’s about giving all the love you’ve got.” - Cheryl Strayed Compassion Compassion and acceptance are about giving all the love you’ve got. ...Show More Summary

Bookends: Is There a Double Standard for Judging Domestic Themes in Fiction?

Cheryl Strayed and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether we view domestic themes in fiction differently, depending on whether the author is a woman or a man.

'Wild' no more: Reese Witherspoon's missing boot found by hiker

Remember that scene in "Wild" where Reese Witherspoon's character, Cheryl Strayed, in a fit of desperation after she loses one of her hiking boots in the wilderness, throws the other one over the side of a cliff? Well, that boot wasShow More Summary

5 Tips From Cheryl Strayed for New Hikers

Cheryl Strayed walks every day, often pacing back and forth in her home office in Portland, Ore., wearing a Fitbit and hiking whenever she can. “Wild,” her bestselling memoir of a solo trek along the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, is inspiring novice backpackers to follow in her footsteps. Here is her advice for new hikers.

The 22 Best F-Bombs From Female Authors

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

S ometimes you just need a great fuck. From Erica Jong's "zipless fuck" to Cheryl Strayed's plea that we all "tackle the motherfucking shit out of" life, women writers know the power of a well-placed f-bomb. After all, the word is a powerful and versatile one. Show More Summary

Mindfulness in Your 20s: Finding Silence

(Part three of an ongoing crash course on mindfulness in your 20s. Click here for the last post.) I've always been inspired by the journeys of modern-day thought leaders like Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) and Cheryl Strayed (Wild) who chose to go on a literal adventure of finding themselves. Show More Summary

What Power Really Means: Cheryl Strayed Reads Adrienne Rich’s Homage to Marie Curie

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

A poetic and precise formulation of what it means to be a great artist, a great woman, and a great human being.

The Art of Motherfuckitude: Cheryl Strayed’s Advice to an Aspiring Writer on Faith and Humility

3 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Writing is hard for every last one of us... Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig."

Cheryl Strayed, Noah Baumbach and Sean Penn: 8 great movies about leaving home to find yourself

Filmmakers love to take characters out of their natural habitats to push them into making a change

Wild Exclusive: Reese Witherspoon Explains How Hard the Physical Work Was

3 months agoEntertainment : BuzzSugar

Reese Witherspoon's Oscar-nominated turn as Cheryl Strayed in Wild can be seen at home this week when the DVD is released. To mark its release, we have an exclusive look at one of the extras, which features Witherspoon detailing just how hard of a physical ordeal the filming was. Show More Summary

Blu-Ray Review: ‘Wild’

A single step for one woman starts a journey of 1,100 miles. Cheryl Strayed’s real life story finally arrives on Blu-Ray/DVD today, which helped earned Academy Award nominations for Reese Witherspoon for Best Actress and Laura Dern for Best Supporting Actress. Show More Summary

GIVEAWAY: Win 'Wild' on Blu-ray

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Reese Witherspoon brings Cheryl Strayed's story to life with her Oscar-nominated performance in 'Wild', available on Blu-ray and DVD. [...]

What Cheryl Strayed Can Teach Us

I recently had the honor and pleasure of hosting an onstage conversation with author Cheryl Strayed at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. The ensuing evening resounded with rich and layered lessons, but here are three that have continued to reverberate within me ever since.

10 Great Road Movies About Women

Wild, director Jean-Marc Vallée’s film version of Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir, … Read More

Boy’s Own Adventure

In the middle of Wild, book and movie, Cheryl Strayed meets a reporter on the road. He’s working for something called the Hobo Times, he says. She bristles at the suggestion that she is a hobo. In the book, she tells him, “Women were too oppressed to be hobos. Show More Summary

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