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

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

Format:  Paperback,

353 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Jul 2012

ISBN-13: 9780307949332

ISBN-10: 0307949338

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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.
"Tiny Beautiful Things" brings the best of Dear Sugar in one place and includes never-before-published columns and a new introduction by Steve Almond. Rich with humor, insight, compassion--and absolute honesty--this book""is a balm for everything life throws our way.


Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Jul 2012
ISBN-13: 9780307949332
ISBN-10: 0307949338
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 353
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.18 x 0.74 x 8.01

Chapter outline

It was Always Only Us
Like an Iron Bell
How You Get Unstuck
That Ecstatic Parade
A Motorcycle with No One on It
The Reckoning
There's a Bundle on Your Head
Write Like a Motherfucker
A New, More Fractured Light
Dudes in the Woods
Icky Thoughts Turn Me On
Whatever Mysterious Starlight that Guided You this Far
The Baby Bird
Go! Go! Go!
The Black Arc of It
Hell Is Other People's Boyfriends
Thwack, Thwack, Thwack
The Woman Hanging on the End of the Line
No Mystery About Sperm
The Mad Sex Confessor
The Future Has an Ancient Heart
Faux Friendship Footsie
The Human Scale
Carry the Water Yourself
Beauty and the Beast
I Chose van Gogh
The Other Side of the Pool
The Truth That Lives There
Too Much Paint
Tiny Revolutions
Not Enough
No Is Golden
Romantic Love Is Not a Competitive Sport
A Big Life
The Known Unknowns
On Your Island
You Don't have to be Broken for Me
The Magic of Wanting to Be
A Glorious Something Else
A Tunnel That Wakes You
How the Real Work Is Done
The Ghost Ship That Didn't Carry Us
Your Invisible Inner Terrible Someone
Waiting by the Phone
We Are All Savages Inside
The Lusty Broad
The Bad Things You Did
The Obliterated Place
Put it in a Box and Wait
A Bit of Sully in Your Sweet
We Are Here to Build the House
The Empty Bowl
A Shimmering Slice of Your Mysterious Destiny
The Ordinary Miraculous
We Call This a Clusterfuck
Are You My Mother?
Ten Angry Boys
Tiny Beautiful Things


Review by Library Journal (2012-05-15)

This beloved Internet advice columnist, using the pseudonym Sugar, revealed herself in early 2012 to be the acclaimed novelist and memoirist Strayed (Wild). First appearing on The Rumpus (the rumpus.net) in 2010, her column "Dear Sugar" quickly attracted a large and devoted following with its cut-to-the-quick aphorisms like "Write like a motherfucker" and "Be brave enough to break your own heart". This collection gathers up the best of Sugar, whose trademark is deeply felt and frank responses grounded in her own personal experience.

In many ways, it is a portrait of Strayed herself: she describes her estranged father, her passionate but doomed first marriage, her relationship with her current husband (Mr. Sugar), and, most thoroughly, her much-missed mother, who died suddenly while Strayed was in college. She answers queries on subjects ranging from professional jealousy to leaving a loved partner to coping with the death of a child to a (not-so) simple "WTF?" VERDICT Part advice, part personal essay, these pieces grapple with life's biggest questions. Beautifully written and genuinely wise, this book is full of heartache and love. Highly recommended.

-Molly McArdle, Library Journal

(c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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