Tiny Beautiful Things

Tiny Beautiful Things

Advice on Love and Life From Dear Sugar

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Random House, Inc.
This bestselling book from the author of Wild collects the best of The Rumpus's Dear Sugar advice columns plus never-before-published pieces. Rich with humor, insight, compassion—and absolute honesty—this book is a balm for everything life throws our way.

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.

Baker & Taylor
Collects postings on life and relationships from The Rumpus' popular "Dear Sugar" online advice column, sharing recommendations on everything from infidelity and grief to marital boredom and financial hardships.

& Taylor

Collects top-selected postings on life and relationships from The Rumpus' popular "Dear Sugar" online column, sharing recommendations on everything from infidelity and grief to marital boredom and financial hardships. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, c2012
ISBN: 9780307949332
Branch Call Number: 070.444 St82t
Characteristics: xi, 353 p. ; 21 cm


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Sep 15, 2018

I am a huge fan of Cheryl Strayed (Yes, Wild.) I therefore, had high expectations from this book. This is probably why it was a let down. I felt the choice of letters to reply to were not that good and except for some really poignant queries, most were repetitive. Cheryl's answers too were not great - too much personal stuff, and way too long.

ArapahoeKati Jun 18, 2018

Incredible. So moving and insightful that I had to put it down for a week to let all my feels sink in. I will be purchasing this because it covers everything, from relationships to children personal struggles. Highly recommend!

Dec 19, 2017

This book is a collection of the incredibly introspective Dear Sugar advice column that ran in Rumpus.net. The advice is never straight forward, instead advice seekers are slowly led to an answer that they probably already knew deep down inside. These answers show a different side of Cheryl Strayed. I had only known her from reading Wild before this. Here she is even more open, with heartbreaking details about her own life that inform readers of their own lives.

Jul 11, 2017

I read this right after reading about Liberia during the civil wars, so I'm thinking the stout-hearted get-off-the-couch attitude is all very well and good, but what do you do when your situation is such that your best efforts just get to flipped to the other side of the spider web of disadvantage you are on?

Jun 17, 2017

Absolutely relatable and worth the read. It'll make you revisit feelings you've forgotten about and perhaps give you a new perspective of those things you can't seem to let go of.

VaughanPLKasey Nov 09, 2016

Strayed's strength is in the way that responds to her readers' vulnerability with radical vulnerability of her own, sharing her own darkest moments and greatest failures, gently providing perspective, and often getting to the unstated heart of readers' questions. Regardless of whether any of the readers' situations resonate with you, Strayed's stunningly wise and radically empathetic approach to life, communicated through truly beautiful writing, almost can't help but change the way you see the world.

JCLJulieT Oct 13, 2015

This is a crackerjack book of heartbreaking sentiment. There will be sentences that make you gasp, maybe cry, underline and write in your library book.

Sep 19, 2015

I loved this book! I love Cheryl! Keep the books coming!

Jun 27, 2014

This book - oh, so good. It was raw, honest, and refreshing. It's like the best friend you need to give you the brutral truth - but with so much sympathy and empathy it almost hurts. Strayed writes so, so well. I wanted to copy and hang some of the letters and quotes all over my home as a reminder of some of these bits of wisdom.

The responses that 'Dear Sugar writes are insightful, sad, uplifting, and prophetic, they will touch your heart and make you want to read them out loud to everyone. There are letters from struggling young adults just out of college, folks in unhappy marriages, people suffering from financial disaster, and over 60's looking for love. ‘Dear Sugar’ provides such beautifully crystalline and compassionate advise that you will want everyone you know, especially your friends and loved ones in need of a lift to read this book.

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