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

last weekHumor / 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

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

2 weeks 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

I Went To See Cheryl Strayed at Benaroya Hall and My Shoulder Chip Came with Me

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Wild author Cheryl Strayed, whose name is a complete sentence, perhaps even a self-fulfilling prophecy. Joni Kabana An adult with critical analysis skills is unlikely to approach a total airplane book/movie like Wild without a few stereotypes in her pocket. Show More Summary

Working Toward ‘Wild’

There are people who, if dropped in the middle of the woods, would see nothing but the glory of the forest, the colors in the foliage, and the beauty of the ground beneath their feet. Cheryl Strayed I am not.

Edge of the Earth

Cheryl Strayed’s Wild is probably the best-known recent example of a memoir that centers on a journey through a harsh landscape. There’s another one that deserves your attention, too — Kathleen Winter’s Boundless, which tells the tale of the writer’s voyage through the icebound Northwest Passage. At The Guardian, a review of the memoir.

Portland: Where the 'Wild' Boots Are (Hint: In Portland)

3 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Unless you?ve been living under a rock the past few years, you?ve probably heard of, read or seen the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed?s bestselling memoir, Wild. If you haven?t, here?s the quick and skinny: The book chronicles Strayed?s...Show More Summary

U.S. long-distance hiking trails

3 months agoFitness / Hiking : BestHike.com

Hiking has gone Hollywood with the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling backpacking memoir Wild – and the Pacific Crest Trail is its real star. If the film inspires you, here are 10 trails that explore the stunning US wilderness … Continue reading ?

Author Cheryl Strayed's 'Wild' Journey Offers Metaphor for Congress

Last night at the State of the Union address by President Obama, my guest was Portlander Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling book Wild. Her tale is currently being portrayed on the big screen by Reese Witherspoon: an epic story...Show More Summary

‘Wild’ author Cheryl Strayed will attend the State of the Union

And the list of slightly famous people attending Tuesday night’s State of the Union address keeps getting slightly bigger. Author Cheryl Strayed, whose walkabout memoir “Wild” was made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon, will be a guest of Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.). In the best-selling book Strayed recounts the tail of her transformative 1,100-mile hike up the […]

Read The Text Messages Reese Witherspoon's Mom Sent Her After She Lost At The Golden Globes HERE!

Reese Witherspoon's mom is such a sweetheart! The actress may not have taken home an award for her powerful portrayal of Cheryl Strayed in Wild, but she got something even better on Sunday! When the glitz and glamor from the Golden Globes ended, the actress received some pretty awesome text messages from her lovely mother Betty! [ Related: [...]

The Importance of Wild, Complicated Women's Stories

I successfully ignored Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, for over two years after its publication. This was no small feat, considering the widespread critical acclaim it received, the book's...Show More Summary

Reese Witherspoon Isn't Letting a Loss Kill Her Golden Globes Vibe

3 months agoNews : CitizenSugar

Reese Witherspoon may not have taken home a Golden Globe on Sunday night, but she looked happy as ever while hanging out at the 20th Century Fox afterparty. The Wild star stayed close to the book's author, Cheryl Strayed, whom she also walked the red carpet with earlier in the night. Show More Summary

Reese Witherspoon Hits the Golden Globes 2015 Red Carpet with 'Wild' Author Cheryl Strayed

Reese Witherspoon sparkles in silver as she arrives at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 11) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 38-year-old actress posed on the red carpet with Cheryl Strayed, whom she played in the film Wild. Reese is up for Best Performance in a Motion [...]

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