Posts Tagged: Cheryl Strayed
When we shared our exciting news about The Rumpus’s future last month, I mentioned that we’d create an advisory board to help us guide the site forward. The function of the advisory board is to help when we have questions or need a sounding board for new ideas, to serve as role models for us, and to support us as we try to achieve our goals: a commitment to ongoing resistance of the Trump administration, a commitment to continuing paying writers and to increase those payments to a standard industry rate, a commitment to increase our coverage of small presses and indie authors and to continue giving a platform to new voices who might not otherwise find one....more
Saturday 11/26: Celebrate Indies First Day with Cheryl Strayed, author of Torch and Wild. Other authors joining the celebration include Estela Bernal, Randy Blazak, Peter Ames Carlin, Curtis Chen, Rene Denfeld, Monica Drake, Jamie Duclos-Yourdon, Laura Foster, Casey Jarman, Karen Karbo, Joe Kurmaskie, Pamela Lindholm-Levy, Whitney Otto, Arn Strasser, Pauls Toutonghi, Suzy Vitello, Ruth Wariner, Alan Wieder, Carolyn Wood, and Lidia Yuknavitch....more
Extremely large and incredibly close (to your tent): bison!
Did you know Tom Sawyer used glowing fungi (a real thing) to light up a tunnel?
Watch 6,000 years of civilization develop in three minutes. Thanks, science.
Forget fireworks: a NASA probe met Jupiter last night....more
Though Chloe Caldwell’s books, including her 2015 novella Women, have been praised by the likes of Lena Dunham and Cheryl Strayed, there are some critics who were not quite so enthralled. How did Caldwell handle the bad press? And how bad was it?...more
Once I decided I wasn’t going to stop if I flinched, I figured I was opening myself up to some hard stuff. So, when it came, I kind of expected it. Maybe some of the beautiful moments of my life surprised me.
In an effort to combat the gender byline gap in media, Autostraddle compiled a list of the 215 best longreads from 2015, all written by women. Included on the list is “Out of the Swollen Sea” by Tammy Delatorre, selected by Cheryl Strayed as the winner of the first annual Payton James Freeman Prize....more
Cheryl Strayed has inspired so many readers with her wise sayings, it was only a matter of time before someone collected them. The author of Brave Enough talks to Brian Lehrer about growth, fear, and moving forward:
All the best things I’ve done in my life have been scary… You have to learn how to carry it with you.
And now I look back and think I’m so glad that I was brave enough to break my own heart—and I wish that I had been braver sooner because maybe I would have broken his a little less.
What is more American than the road trip? Steven Melendez has created an astonishingly detailed interactive map of the beloved institution as documented in twelve works of American literature. The books featured include Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Mark Twain’s Roughing It, John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, and Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Acid Test....more
When an artist has to assert that her intended audience is all humans rather than those who happen to be of her particular gender or race, what she’s actually having to assert is the breadth and depth of her own humanity.