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My New Reason For Living: “Dear Sugar” Is Back — As A Podcast

Oh my godddddddd, my prayers have been answered! Dear Sugar, the advice column from the Rumpus penned (mostly) by my beloved Cheryl Strayed — the best of which was compiled for the book Tiny Beautiful Things – is COMING BACK in podcast form. I am seriously so excited. This is the best news I’ve heard in eons. Hosted by Cheryl and her Rumpus editor (and the original, albeit briefly, author of the column) Steve Almond, the debut episode will air on December 15. That’s next week!!! For now, they’ve posted an introduction, explaining why they give advice. Listen above. [Soundcloud]

Weekend Worksheet: See “Wild,” Listen To VÉRITÉ & Roast Some Parsnips

Got some free time this weekend? Here are some suggestions for how to spend it… Keep reading »

“Wild” Author Cheryl Strayed Talks Vulnerability

“…She was really brave and raw and both emotionally naked and physically naked in ways that she’d never quite been before…So much of, for me, writing ‘Wild’ was about being fearless. Not just on the hike but in writing the book. Being fearless about what truth looks like and showing not just the positive parts of myself but also the negative things, writing about some regrets I have some things..the wiser, older self would do differently and not feeling apologetic about any of the life that I lived and I trusted that and the reward was that so many readers came to me and said ‘Thank you, because you told my story.’ So I talked to Reese about that. I do think that when we’re brave in the direction of vulnerability that people respond to that powerfully.”

In anticipation of this week’s release of the film version of Cheryl Strayed‘s memoir Wild [I SAW IT LAST NIGHT AND BAWLED THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH -- AMAZING.-- AMELIA] Strayed and actress Laura Dern, who plays Strayed’s mother in the film, sat down to chat on HuffPost Live. Reese Witherspoon plays Strayed onscreen, and when Strayed was asked about Witherspoon’s nudity in the film, the interviewer got a much more emotional answer than he was probably bargaining for. I think most fans of Wild would agree that the honesty in the book, even when it comes to less than proud moments, is what makes it so powerful and relatable. Dern described Strayed’s presence on set as a magic factor that allowed the “Wild” actors to feel uninhibited in their work: “to be in the presence of someone who relieves us all of shame by your fearlessness and being your authentic self, it frees us of everything.” The full interview, available here, is totally worth a watch. [HuffPost] [Image via AKM-GSI]

Cheryl Strayed: Reese Witherspoon Is The Real Deal In “Wild”

“There are sentences that I wrote that I can see written on her face…There’s nothing artificial about her. I think that’s what makes her such a spectacular actress and such a relatable movie star, too. Reese is one of us. She’s real people.”

Is there anything more promising about the upcoming film adaptation of Wild than the approval of Cheryl Strayed herself? The author of the memoir-turned-upcoming-movie told Vogue that Reese Witherspoon, who stars in the film and is on the cover of the magazine this month, came to visit her Portland home to prepare for playing Cheryl onscreen. The two talked about “everything from our childhood to our parents and what we were like in high school to our sex lives and our love lives and our romantic histories.” Beneath the surface, it seems, Reese relates to Cheryl’s experiences far more than her fans might realize. Reese, who is on this month’s Vogue cover, explained to the magazine: Keep reading »

Stop What You’re Doing And Watch The Trailer For “Wild”

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Reese Witherspoon Gets "Wild"

There’s no movie I’m anticipating more this year than “Wild” starring Reese Witherspoon, the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed‘s memoir. Like, Reese Witherspoon wearing no makeup and lots of flannel in a fucking bush.Wild is the story of Strayed’s 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail as she struggles to leave behind drug use and a disappointing marriage, all following the death of her beloved mom. The trailer finally dropped today and, oh, does this look good. We only have to wait until December 5th until its in theaters. [YouTube]

15 Awesome Cheryl Strayed Quotes For A Dose Of Inspiration

15 Awesome Cheryl Strayed Quotes For A Dose Of Inspiration

I just started reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed (yes, I have been under a rock for the past few years) and am completely swept away by it. Strayed, who’s also behind the much-adored Dear Sugar advice column at The Rumpus (which has been turned into a book called Tiny Beautiful Things, which you will read and then instantly buy for all your friends), describes tough decisions and what it is to be human in a way that nobody else quite can.

In honor of the campaign to turn one of her best Dear Sugar columns into an animation (and simply because her words never get less awesome), here are some of Strayed’s most wonderful and inspiring quotes about life, love, fear and forgiveness: Keep reading »

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