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Posts Tagged: Dear Sugar

Dear Sugar, You Are Now Being Played by Reese Witherspoon

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Here’s an informative little roundup of book news from the New Yorker‘s book-news blog. Highlights include a 300-year-old cookbook, a “‘new type of fragmentation’ in contemporary literature,” and oh yeah—Reese Witherspoon is officially going to play our very own Cheryl Strayed in the movie adaptation of of her memoir Wild. Get psyched by reading through the […]

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Rumpus Women Should Be Writing for Harper’s!

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The disparity of women writers in the publishing world has been an increasingly hot topic of late. Flavorwire has compiled a list entitled “10 Women Who Should be Writing for ‘Harper’s,” and we’re excited that three of the women are our own essays editor Roxane Gay, Dear Sugar’s Cheryl Strayed, and Funny Women editor Elissa Bassist! Flavorwire is […]

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The Art of Motherfuckertude

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We all have these feelings inside us—anxiety, fear, trepidation, hope, desire—and our every effort becomes getting these things out. Writing that letter to you and publishing it was how I felt connected and compassionate. Two and a half years ago, Rumpus Funny Women editor Elissa Bassist wrote a letter seeking advice from our Sugar. In […]

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Take Their Advice

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“Initially, I thought who am I to tell people what to do? Then I realized I wasn’t telling people what to do from the perspective that this is the only opinion and my opinion is the one that matters. I try to write with a sense of awareness and humility. A lot of times my […]

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Time Interviews Cheryl Strayed

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Cheryl Strayed talks with Time about Wild, Dear Sugar and Tiny Beautiful Things, how the Pacific Crest Trail has changed since 1995, current projects, and more. “My intent was—stories, poems, they have been my guiding lights. I thought, why not give others what I’ve received from other literary forms? And that is stories that move […]

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Graduation Season Sugar

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“The most terrible and beautiful and interesting things happen in a life. For some of you, those things have already happened. Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you, because it will.” Around this time last year, Sugar […]

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Cheryl Strayed Podcasted!

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Brad Listi interviews Cheryl Strayed for his “Other People” podcast. Listen in as Strayed talks about being Sugar and the coming out party. More topics include: “…Love, advice, self-help, narcissism, anonymity, personal vs. universal, internal vs. external, Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, heroin, sex, grief, California, wilderness, blisters, Oregon, self-destruction, grunge, purification, journaling, book tour, […]

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CHERYL STRAYED IS SUGAR!(!!!)

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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 […]

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Sugar’s Coming Out Party!

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The big day approaches. Sugar’s Coming Out Party is on Tuesday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day) at The Verdi Club in San Francisco (2424 Mariposa Street), 7pm. Come out to meet Sugar live and in person as he/she reveals his/her secret identity! Music by Pocket Full of Rye and The Yellow Dress. And comedy by the […]

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Sugar Says

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Last summer, Sugar wrote about taking on the Dear Sugar endeavor back in 2010 and how her approach has differed immensely from her original intent for the column. Creative Nonfiction brought the essay online in honor of our imminent unveiling. Sugarland in Sugar’s words: “It’s a world where people dare to be genuine in their […]

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Salon Sugar Love

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Salon columnist Cary Tennis praised Sugar, whose column he called “brilliant and affecting.” The appreciation is mutual; Sugar recently listed Tennis as one of her favorite advice columnists. With all this love going around it’s fitting that Valentine’s Day is Sugar’s coming out party.

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