Length: 368 pages
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 41 minutes
First Published: 2012
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.
Quotes from Tiny Beautiful Things
Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.
Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room.
Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.
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.
About Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed is the author of four books: her bestselling memoir, Wild; Tiny Beautiful Things; Brave Enough; and a novel, Torch. Strayed is the host of the podcast Sugar Calling and the co-host of the podcast Dear Sugars. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit the author’s website →