Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 10, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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This bestselling book from the author of Wild collects the best of The Rumpus's Dear Sugar advice columns plus never-before-published pieces. Rich with humor, insight, compassion—and absolute honesty—this book is a balm for everything life throws our way.

Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills—and it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar—the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir Wild—is the person thousands turn to for advice.
 

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If I could give Cheryl Strayed more stars I would. Her advice is always on point, but it is so much more than that. She manages to bring hope, perspective, and humor into the darkest of situations. I ... Read full review

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4.5 I loved some of the columns and thought others were so-so. The sign-outs fell just right in some cases but felt forced and pretentious in many. I had all of this thoughts in my analytical mind and ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction by Steve Almond
3
Like an Iron Bell
13
How You Get Unstuck
19
That Ecstatic Parade
31
A Motorcycle with No One on It
37
Theres a Bundle on Your Head
48
A New More Fractured Light
61
Icky Thoughts Turn Me On
73
Romantic Love Is Not a Competitive Sport
193
A Big Life
199
The Known Unknowns
209
Part IV
215
A Glorious Something Else
223
A Tunnel That Wakes You
231
How the Real Work Is Done
233
The Ghost Ship That Didnt Carry Us
241

Part
87
The Black Arc of It
94
Hell Is Other Peoples Boyfriends
100
The Woman Hanging on the End of the Line
110
The Mad Sex Confessor
124
Faux Friendship Footsie
135
CARRY THE WATER YOURSELF
147
Chose van Gogh
158
The Truth That Lives There
166
Too Much Paint
175
Not Enough
185
Your Invisible Inner Terrible Someone
249
We Are All Savages Inside
257
The Lusty Broad
264
Bend
274
Part V
287
We Are Here to Build the House
299
Transcend
312
The Ordinary Miraculous
320
Are You My Mother?
335
Tiny Beautiful Things
350
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About the author (2012)

CHERYL STRAYED is the author of the #1 New York Times best seller Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, which was the first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0 and became an Oscar-nominated film starring Reese Witherspoon;Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, a national best seller now the basis of the WBUR podcast Dear Sugar Radio, co-hosted with Steve Almond; and Torch, her debut novel. Her books have been translated into forty languages, and her essays and other writings have appeared in numerous publications.

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