Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl StrayedLife 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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I read your column religiously. My question is short and sweet: what would you tell your twenty-something self if you could talk to her now? There is nothing more boring and fruitless than a woman lamenting the fact that her stomach is round. Feed yourself. The sort of people worthy of your love will love you more for this, sweet pea. In the middle of the night in the middle of your twenties when your best woman friend crawls naked into your bed, straddles you, and says, You should run away from me before I devour you , believe her. You are not a terrible person for wanting to break up with someone you love.
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Cheryl Strayed is already something of a phenomenon in the US, where her hiking memoir, Wild , held the No 1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list for seven consecutive weeks last year. Oprah Winfrey restarted her book club on the strength of the book and Reese Witherspoon optioned it for film before it was even published., She answers queries on subjects ranging from professional jealousy to leaving a loved partner to coping with the death of a child.
Buy on Amazon. Carefully selected from thousands, each letter combines moving detail with clear framing of some universal aspect of human suffering. Some writers simply need courage to do what they know they should. Others are genuinely lost. The result is a cathartic cross section of loss, abuse, lust, confusion, betrayal and despair. Whatever the problem you face, however deep your suffering, it is hard not to find perspective or comradeship among their ranks.