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Cheryl Strayed


Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller WILD: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, which was the first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 and became an Oscar-nominated film starring Reese Witherspoon; TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, a national bestseller now the basis of the WBUR podcast "Dear Sugar Radio," co-hosted with Steve Almond; and TORCH, her debut novel. Her books have been translated into 40 languages, and her essays and other writings have appeared in numerous publications.

Cheryl Strayed

Books by Cheryl Strayed

by Cheryl Strayed - Memoir, Nonfiction, Personal Growth

For more than a decade, thousands of people have sought advice from Dear Sugar --- the pseudonym of bestselling author Cheryl Strayed --- first through her online column at The Rumpus, later through her hit podcast, "Dear Sugars," and now through her popular Substack newsletter. TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS collects the best of Dear Sugar in one volume, bringing her wisdom to many more readers. This 10th anniversary edition features six new columns and a new preface by Strayed. Rich with humor, insight, compassion --- and absolute honesty --- this book is a balm for everything life throws our way.

by Cheryl Strayed - Nonfiction, Personal Growth

From the best-selling author of WILD, a collection of quotes --- drawn from the wide range of her writings --- that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that's as irresistible to give as it is to receive. Her honesty, spirit, and ample supply of tough love have enabled many of us, even in the darkest hours, to somehow put one foot in front of the other --- and be brave enough.

by Cheryl Strayed

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an 1,100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe --- and built her back up again. At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State --- and to do it alone.