Dear Sugar Meets Half-Sister


“She’s not a hiker but … that hiking boot on the cover caught her eye. And she was just halfway into chapter one when she said she sat bolt upright in bed and realized that we had the same father.”

Cheryl Strayed (aka Dear Sugar) talks to NPR about finding the half-sister she had never met through her memoir Wild and a stroke of random luck.

It’s a short segment, but Strayed speaks as eloquently and wisely as ever.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →