"Cheryl Strayed as Dear Sugar is thoughtful, wryly affectionate and funny, compassionate and brutal. Her answers are far longer than the usual advice columns. She spares neither herself or the letter writers. They have told her their deepest fears and hurts and shown her their raw centers, and she is unafraid to rip into her own raw center to give them something true to take back with them."
"Everyone—I mean EVERYONE—should read this book. Cheryl Strayed has a remarkable gift, one she's so willing to share with us, and this book is the perfect package."
"If you've ever stayed up at night asking 'where do I go from here?' Cheryl Strayed sees you and has an answer. A collection of all the advice you wish advice columns gave."
Publication Date 2012-07-10
Section New Titles - Paperback / All Staff Suggestions / Nonfiction Suggestions / Serena L. / Archived Staff Suggestions / Jen C. / Marnie M.
Advice on living and loving from a dazzling digital Dear Abby: the best from “Dear Sugar,” the deeply wise, wildly popular column at the online magazine The Rumpus.
Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you are bored with your spouse; you can’t pay the bills—and it can also be great: you’ve finally had the hottest sex in your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write the novel that’s been swirling in your head for years. Whether bad or good, you turn to your best friend for advice and wisdom, or sometimes just for laughs. Sugar, the once-anonymous voice behind the Internet phenomenon “Dear Sugar” column, is that friend to over one million readers, doling out a spoonful of wisdom every week when she answers real letters from real people across the country. Now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the memoir Wild, Sugar guides young and old, women and men, up and down the rollercoaster of life with peerless humor, insight, and compassion. In a voice already hailed as “charming, idiosyncratic, luminous, profane” by the New Republic, Tiny Beautiful Things is a balm and a guide for all that life throws our way.