Author: Cheryl Strayed
Review by: Miss Lucy
This was actually a re-read for me (something I hardly EVER do) from
the early Spring. I liked this book then and I like it even more now.
In the early Summer, I had read and reviewed (4 stars) Strayed's
bestseller Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Feeling
that I knew Cheryl better, I wanted to re-read this book of excerpts
taken from her advice column, Dear Sugar, on the writers' website
therumpus.com. I was impressed on my first read with how Cheryl got
right to the heart of the questioners' dilemmas, often even telling them
that they already knew what they should do, based on things they said
in their letters.
On my second read, I was again blown away by
her ability to get right to the heart of every person's question. I
also understood her advice more, based on what I read about her in
Before writing Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl
fulfilled a dream of hers of writing a novel, Torch. I'm in the middle
of reading that right now, so stay tuned for my third review of Ms.