Posted on Jun 3, 2015

Longform Podcast #144: Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things.

“There's a long history, of women especially, saying 'Well, I just got lucky.' I didn't just get lucky. I worked my fucking ass off. And then I got lucky. And if I hadn't worked my ass off, I wouldn't have gotten lucky. You have to do the work. You always have to do the work.”

Thanks to TinyLetter, Trunk Club, and HP Matter for sponsoring this week's episode.


Show Notes:

  1. @CherylStrayed
  2. cherylstrayed.com
  3. The Complete Dear Sugar Archive
  4. Strayed on Longform
  5. [1:00] Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Knopf • 2012)
  6. [1:00] Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar (Vintage • 2012)
  7. [4:00] "Dear Sugar #44: How You Get Unstuck" (The Rumpus • July 2010)
  8. [9:00] "What Wild Has Wrought" (Nicholas Kristof • May 2015 )
  9. [13:00] Torch (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • 2006)
  10. [28:00] "Dear Sugar #48: Write Like a Motherfucker" (The Rumpus • Aug 2010)
  11. [28:00] "Write Like a Motherfucker" coffee mug
  12. [1:11:00] Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer • Random House • 1996)
  13. [1:13:00] "Oprah Talks to Cheryl Strayed" (O Magazine • July 2012)