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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar | [Cheryl Strayed]
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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

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 best-selling memoir Wild - is the person thousands turn to for advice. Tiny Beautiful Things gathers the best of "Dear Sugar" in one place and includes never-before-published columns and a new introduction by Steve Almond.
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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 best-selling memoir Wild - is the person thousands turn to for advice. Tiny Beautiful Things gathers the best of "Dear Sugar" in one place and includes never-before-published columns and a new introduction by Steve Almond. Rich with humor, insight, compassion - and absolute honesty - this book is a balm for everything life throws our way.

©2013 Cheryl Strayed (P)2013 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A realistic and poignant compilation of the intricacies of relationships." (Kirkus Reviews)

"These pieces are nothing short of dynamite, the kind of remarkable, revelatory storytelling that makes young people want to become writers in the first place. Over here at the Salon offices, we're reading the columns with boxes of tissue and raised fists of solidarity, shaking our heads with awe and amusement." (Sarah Hepola, Salon)

"Charming, idiosyncratic, luminous, profane.... [Sugar] is remaking a genre that has existed, in more or less the same form, since well before Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts first put a face on the figure in 1933.... Her version of tough love ranges from hip-older-sister-loving to governess-stern. Sugar shines out amid the sea of fakeness." (The New Republic)

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    Sparky London, UK 11/06/2013
    Sparky London, UK 11/06/2013 Member Since 2012

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    "ITS A GREAT LISTEN"

    Bought it on the strength of just this website and i wasn't disappointed. Nor will you be

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary E. Midlands 25/03/2014
    Mary E. Midlands 25/03/2014 Member Since 2011
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    "Will make you think and possibly cry"

    I was intrigued by the idea of this book as my only previous experience of advice columns has been in magazines and was not sure how it would translate to an audio book. However I think that this format works very well as the author the able to add the tone and emphasis to the answers that she gives to the problems that can only increase the understanding.

    The author give her answers the letters in a thoughtful, kind and very honest way that cuts through all the noise and gets to the underlying issue. Her own life experiences are spoken about as examples in answers, where thing went right, where they went wrong and how difficult it can be to do the things you know are right.

    I will be listening to this again and will give it to my children when they are old enough.

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    Karen Osborn UK 01/12/2013
    Karen Osborn UK 01/12/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "I really like Cheryl Strayed"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Tiny Beautiful Things to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I particularly like to tone and inference in the readers voice to add weight to the text, makes it more meaningful somehow.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not really a character driven book, Cheryl is the main focus, well her answers and understanding of the issues is and so she is the star!


    What about Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond (Intro) ’s performance did you like?

    Yep, like the intro very much, gave the book some context as I couldn't quite work out how Cheryl got to be an online agony aunt - now I know.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I liked my daily dose of Cheryl and the letters, I rather like the fact that I could pick up with this each day on my walk to work.


    Any additional comments?

    If she writes a stack more, I will buy them all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MissPolkadotty London, United Kingdom 06/08/2013
    MissPolkadotty London, United Kingdom 06/08/2013 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing, Beautiful, Intelligent and Mindblowing"

    I love this book. I am partial - I have acquired it for Audible. And whilst I'm proud of all the books I have done in audio, I can't write reviews for all of them (that wouldn't be right). But I love this book, so I have to write something.
    Sugar's columns are wonderfully genuine and full of thought and affection for the writers of the letters she replies to. They are full of her own experiences and the lessons learned. They are moving and intelligent and funny and touching and full of wisdom. And they are a treat to read.
    A good friend recommended this book to me and I haven't stopped recommending it since. Everyone will be able to find something in Sugar's columns that resonates with them. And if you listen to Tiny Beautiful Things in audio you get the added benefit of listening to Cheryl Strayed aka Sugar reading her own work. It doesn't get much better than that....

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    Helen Aylesbury, United Kingdom 08/07/2013
    Helen Aylesbury, United Kingdom 08/07/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "Buy One For Everyone You Know!"
    If you could sum up Tiny Beautiful Things in three words, what would they be?

    Warm, Wise, Wonderful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of it! I wish I'd had Sugar in my life as I was growing up. Sugar's advice is wise, warm, witty and comes from the heart. I love the way she relates the issues to her own experiences - she is certainly well qualified to give advice but is never patronising and always kind - even to the ones who don't appear to deserve it! This is like getting a hug from your best friend. I've bought a copy for each of my daughters and will be recommending it to anyone who'll listen.


    Which character – as performed by Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond (Intro) – was your favourite?

    Cheryl - but it's an unfair contest as it's her book and Steve only reads the intro.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes - the chapter about the "horrible stories chair" - I can't add much more as I don't want to spoil it, but after working tirelessly for some help for these girls, the advice Cheryl gave them was spot on and incredibly moving. Also, the chapter towards the end where Cheryl works with the boys and the tea party they arrange. Sob.


    Any additional comments?

    As well as being an interesting and entertaining read, I know that there's some really sound advice in here. Now that I've "read" the book right through, I'll definiely be going back to pick out random chapters - each a good story in their own right. I loved it. Thanks Cheryl.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Denny, United Kingdom 08/05/2013
    Craig Denny, United Kingdom 08/05/2013 Member Since 2006
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    "My new favourite book"

    I have read lots of self-help books in my life time yet none have been told in quite the same way as Cheryl Strayed. I first found Strayed in the book Wild which is on of the only books I have ever read more than once. This book is packed full of advice on every part of life, the best and the worst, full of humor and tears, just a joy to listen to and I am so glad that I stumbled across this little gem.

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