We are ECSTATIC to announce that author Cheryl Strayed is Sugar!

Her forthcoming memoir, Wild, is our March Rumpus Book Club selection! (Click here to join.)

But that’s not all: we’ll be linking to numerous profiles, coverage of last night’s San Francisco Sugar Party, and more, right here.

You know Sugar. It’s time to meet Cheryl Strayed:


Becoming Dear Sugar,” by Byard Duncan (The Bay Citizen)

Dear Sugar’s True Identity,” by Sally Errico (The New Yorker Book Bench)

Into the Wild with Dear Sugar, aka Cheryl Strayed,” by Sara Faye Lieber (Paste)

Cheryl Strayed Revealed as Dear Sugar Columnist,” by Jason Boog (GalleyCat)

The Literati’s Anonymous Advice Columnist Unmasks Herself,” by Jen Doll (The Atlantic Wire)

Strayed Comes Out As Rumpus ‘Sugar’ Columnist,” by Claire Kirch (Publishers Weekly)

Portland writer Cheryl Strayed reveals she is popular advice columnist ‘Dear Sugar,’” by Jeff Baker (The Oregonian)

It can now be told: Cheryl Strayed is ‘Dear Sugar,'” by Laurie Hertzel (Star Tribune)

Walking the Walk: An Interview with Cheryl Strayed, Author of Wild,”  by Antonina Jedrzejczak (Vogue)


SUGAR’S COMING OUT PARTY: An oasis where radical empathy is enforced,” by Evan Karp (Litseen). Includes video of the entire SF event, taken by Charles Kruger!

Sugar’s (Illustrated) Coming Out Party!” by Wendy MacNaughton (We’re allowed to link to ourselves, right?)

“‘Dear Sugar’ Has a Coming-Out Party in San Francisco,” by Matt Davis (The Awl)

Sugar Love: Dispatches from A Coming Out Party,” by Judy Clement Wall (Used Furniture)

Scenes From the ‘Dear Sugar’ Coming Out Party,” by Byard Duncan (The Bay Citizen)

Dear Sugar: Sold-Out Coming Out Party Opposite of Selling Out,” by Evan Karp (Electric Literature)


Vogue has posted an excerpt of Wild!


Here are some of our favorite (non-Sugar) essays by Cheryl, all of which we highly recommend:

The Love Of My Life

Munro Country” (which won a Pushcart)

Baby Weight


Did you miss Sugar’s event in San Francisco? Fear not, Housing Works and McNally Jackson are hosting “A WILD Night” in New York City!

Click here to pre-order Wild.

For more Sugar-y goodness follow Cheryl Strayed on Twitter.


Author photo by Joni Kabana.