- February 3, 2016
- 7:00 pm
401 Van Ness Avenue (at McAllister Street)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Add VIP Reception $50
Known for a writing style that is at once disarming, honest, warm, and utterly genuine, Cheryl Strayed is an author with the uncanny ability to make you feel a little less alone in the world. Her memoir, Wild, is an account of her personal struggle to survive and make sense of her shattered life in the wake of her mother’s death. A New York Times bestseller, Wild is a wrenching account of how hard grief can hit, and the astonishing growth and healing that can occur if we make space for them. Strayed is also the voice behind The Rumpus’ “Dear Sugar” column, dispensing humor and wisdom in equal parts to those seeking advice in hard times. Her writing, born from a place of humility and clear eyed honesty, carries a message of radical sincerity and self-acceptance and has made countless people feel embraced, understood, and a little less afraid. You’re left with the sense that, no matter how bad, weird, or shameful your secrets, there is a way to lovingly acknowledge and even, eventually, make friends with them. Strayed shows us how to do this, for she has done it herself, and she makes it clear that we are all in this together. Her life and writing are testament to the fact that it is often in our darkest places that we find the most fertile soil for creativity and growth.
Join us for an inspiring evening exploring the life, loves, writings, and secrets of Cheryl strayed, a.k.a. Dear Sugar.
Cheryl Strayed is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Wild. She is also the author of the bestselling Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection of her widely popular Dear Sugar columns, and the critically acclaimed novel Torch, a finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award. Her writing has appeared in The Best American Essays, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Allure, The Missouri Review, Creative Nonfiction, The Sun and elsewhere. Her books have been translated into 26 languages around the world.
Carolyn Cooke is the author of two collections of short fiction and a novel. Her most recent book, Amor and Psycho, was named one of the ten best books of 2013 by Publishers Weekly. Her novel, Daughters of the Revolution, was named one of the ten best books of 2011. Her debut collection of fiction, The Bostons, was the winner of the PEN/ Bingham Award, and was named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.
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