Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

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By (author) Cheryl Strayed

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 353 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 203mm x 28mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 10 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307949338
  • ISBN 13: 9780307949332
  • Edition statement: Original
  • Sales rank: 5,214

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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 bestselling memoir "Wild"--is the person thousands turn to for advice. "Tiny Beautiful Things" brings 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.

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Author information

Cheryl Strayed is the author of "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" and the novel "Torch." Her stories and essays have been published in "The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Allure, The Rumpus, The Missouri Review, The Sun, The Best American Essays," and elsewhere. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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"A fascinating blend of memoir and self-help. Strayed is an eloquent storyteller, and her clear-eyed prose offers a bracing empathy absent from most self-help blather." --Nora Krug, "The Washington Post" "Strayed's worldview--her empathy, her nonjudgment, her belief in the fundamental logic of people's emotions and experiences despite occasional evidence to the contrary--begins to seep into readers' consciousness in such a way that they can apply her generosity of spirit to their own and, for a few hours at least, become better people. . . . The book's disclosures--on the part of both the writer and her correspondents--is ultimately courageous and engaging stuff." --Anna Holmes, "New York Times Book Review" "Wise and compassionate." --Gregory Cowles, "New York Times Book Review" "Inside the List" "Penning an advice column for the literary website The Rumpus, [Strayed] worked anonymously, using the pen name Sugar, replying to letters from readings suffering everything from loveless marriages to abusive, drug-addicted brothers to disfiguring illnesses. The result: intimate, in-depth essays that not only took the letter writer's life into account but also Strayed's. Collected in a book, they make for riveting, emotionally charged reading (translation: be prepared to bawl) that leaves you significantly wiser for the experience. . . . Moving. . . . compassionate." --Leigh Newman, "Oprah.com" "It seems inadequate to call 'Dear Sugar' an advice column, because it exists in a category all its own . . . Part memoir, part essay collection, the aptly titled "Tiny Beautiful Things" gathers together stunningly written pieces on everything from sex to love to the agonies of bereavement. Strayed offers insights as exquisitely phrased as they are powerful, confronting some of the biggest and most painful of life's questions. . . . . In her responses, Strayed shines a torch of insight and comfort into the darkness of these people's lives, cuttingo