Author: Cheryl Strayed

Book Review: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Posted December 3, 2012 in Reviews / 14 Comments
Book Review: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

I never thought I would be the type of person to buy a book from the Self-Help section of the bookstore. And yet, a few weeks ago I found myself furtively sneaking down an aisle lined with titles such as A Whole New You and The Happiness Code to ease a copy of Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things from the shelf. I loved Strayed’s memoir Wild when I read it this summer, and when I heard about Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection of pieces she […]

Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Posted July 3, 2012 in Reviews / 4 Comments
Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

At the age of 26, Cheryl Strayed hit bottom. In the previous four years she had lost her mother to cancer, watched her grief-ridden family disintegrate, gotten divorced from a man she still loved, and developed a dangerous heroin habit. With her life in tatters and a constant howling misery inside her head, she decided to do something that was at once incredibly gutsy and ridiculously foolish: with no previous backpacking experience, Strayed made up her mind to spend roughly […]