Cheryl Strayed’s Days of Yore


“When I feel afraid, that’s an indication that I’ve tapped into something worth writing about. Whenever my writing has made me cry or ask, ‘Can I really say that?’ that has always been the material that readers respond to most passionately. You can recognize when a writer has told you something true—and I don’t mean true in a literal, nonfiction way.”

The Days of Yore has an extensive interview with Cheryl Strayed, providing excellent reading on the eve of  Wild’s release.

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →