This book moved me. Cheryl Strayed is an amazing woman, with amazing stories, and beautiful words. I will revisit this again and again. Salve for a broken, battered heart.
One of the best, most beautiful works I have ever listened to. Sugar is without a doubt the most lovingly truthful person I have ever heard.
The descriptions indicated this was a funny while dark at time book that was ultimately inspiring. I guess that you could say that, but it is rarely funny. Very serious. Good to listen to if you are in need of a good cry, but a horrible casual listen. It's more of a self help book than expected.
This is a delightful read: touching, funny, and wise. You don't have to agree with every piece of advice to enjoy the thought-provoking questions and responses from the Dear Sugar advice column.
Love non fiction, history, treasure hunts, lost causes, steps back I. Time
Each letter was answered in a direct, straight forward way, based on the author's personal experiences and insight. What a wise woman!
none that I have ever read.
Her ability to make each answer convey love and hope along with support and courage.
Yes, when she shared her personal experiences with her father and her journey to wholeness.
Get this book for yourself. It is thought provoking, comforting, upsetting, and beautiful.
Cheryl Strayed is truly a beautiful thing. I can't wait to read more from her.
I already have. It's sound advice on love and life from a woman who is not only emotionally intelligent but a terrific writer. Listening to this book made me feel safe and understood and not alone.
The writer of the Dear Sugar column Cheryl Strayed of course. I love how she opens up and uses her own life experience to empathically connect with her readers. It's a beautiful thing.
I'm glad she narrated. Having her do so was a good match for the authenticity of her writing.
Boundaries. The importance of boundaries, and that "f-----ed up people will try to tell you otherwise but boundaries have nothing to do with whether you love someone or not. They are not judgments, punishments or betrayals. They are a purely peaceable thing: the basic principals you identify for yourself that define the behaviors that you will tolerate from others. Boundaries teach people how to treat you and they teach you how to respect yourself."
Excellent excellent excellent. Absolutely worth every penny.
Got this book on a recommendation and found that when I listened to it on the subway to work I found myself hearing these stories of rape incest drugs and cheating to put me in the absolute worst mood- not what I thought it would I don't even want to Finish it quitting half way through for my own piece of mind. Would be good for someone dealing with these type of issues.
Amazing collection of the many struggles we face- all so unique and so different, yet all so similar. Sugar does a great job relating to the Advisee, while giving honest and extremely thoughtful feedback as the Adviser. This is not the kind of novel you can curl up with and get lost in. I found it could be a bit intense, emotional, and heavy at times, (not something i would want to listen for hours on end) but all the same was interesting, and a good way to gain perspective on certain subjects.
... honest, compassionate, instructive, empathic, brave, forgiving, demanding, judicious, wise, funny, heart-wrenching, tough, tender, warm and welcoming ... Cheryl leads by example. My humanity is the better for it by following ...