Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills. And it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar—the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the best-selling memoir Wild—is the person thousands turn to for advice. Tiny Beautiful Things gathers the best of "Dear Sugar" in one place and includes never-before-published columns and a new introduction by Steve Almond. Rich with humor, insight, compassion—and absolute honesty—this book is a balm for everything life throws our way.
©2012 Cheryl Strayed (P)2012 Random House
"A realistic and poignant compilation of the intricacies of relationships." (Kirkus Reviews)
"These pieces are nothing short of dynamite, the kind of remarkable, revelatory storytelling that makes young people want to become writers in the first place. Over here at the Salon offices, we're reading the columns with boxes of tissue and raised fists of solidarity, shaking our heads with awe and amusement." (Sarah Hepola, Salon)
"Charming, idiosyncratic, luminous, profane.... [Sugar] is remaking a genre that has existed, in more or less the same form, since well before Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts first put a face on the figure in 1933.... Her version of tough love ranges from hip-older-sister-loving to governess-stern. Sugar shines out amid the sea of fakeness." (The New Republic)
Bravo to Cheryl. Bravo to her sage advice. what an amazing book that I will forever remember and think back to.
I listened to WILD(audible), enjoyed the movie, read and listened Tiny Beautiful and now I am hooked on the Dear Sugar Podcast. I am a ceramic artist and listen in my studio/doing laundry/taking walks/making the bed. The advice and examples of life's many twists and turns hits home in so many ways. Thank you thank you thank you! Oh and more,please.
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 audio book covers it all and it's awesome. Every tiny little thing knocking around inside my head and affecting my piece of mind was covered and I know I will return to this book again and again. GOLD.
Wow. Wow. Wow.
Real. Raw. Honest. Compassionate. Loving. Heart breaking & opening. Mind fucking. Mind blowing. Life as it is.
I'm a better person because of this book.
This book is for Every human being. The world would be a better place.
Thank you Cheryl for your humanness.
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