May 01, 2016

CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast: Episode 7 with Cheryl Strayed

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This is a very exciting episode for me – Cheryl Strayed is one of my biggest writing inspirations. Ever.

A bit about Cheryl: her first book Torch in 2006, her second book, the memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail was published in 2012, and has been translated into more than 40 languages. It debuted at number 7 on the New York Times Best Seller list and was chosen by Oprah as her first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. Reese Witherspoon plays Cheryl and Laura Dern as Cheryl’s mother, Bobbi in the amazing film adaptation of WILD. The film’s screenplay was written by Nick Hornby.

In July 2012, Vintage Books published Strayed’s third book: Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, a selection of Strayed’s popular “Dear Sugar” advice column, which she wrote for the web site The Rumpus from 2010 to 2012. The book debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list at number 5. Strayed’s 4th book, Brave Enough debuted in the advice and self-help category on the New York Times Best Seller list at number 10. SHE IS SO AMAZING, AM I RITE?

We talk money, success, fame, Oprah, finding friends online and no matter what: doing the work we love.

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