Those of you who are familiar with Cheryl Strayed’s work have probably devoured half of this interview by now; those of you who are not familiar with her or her work—you are in for a very, very wonderful treat. When I [Tina] first read Cheryl’s writing, I was enthralled—by her wit, her candor, and the way she painstakingly wrote about the best and worst parts of our human experience only to resolve it with a feeling that, even though life is full of many difficult moments and hard truths, we all really are going to be okay. Immediately, I wanted to talk with Cheryl to ask her the same questions we’ve asked the rest of the TGD tribe because I knew she wouldn’t bullshit us. And she didn’t. Whether you’ve read her books or her “Dear Sugar” column or not, we implore you to read this. Carve out some time over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, settle in for the ride, and read about Cheryl’s path to becoming a writer, her advice for those starting out, what it’s like to be married to a fellow creative, her thoughts on money and success, and what she considers the “most meaningful” work. And then, make a decision to begin or continue doing the hard work you need to do to get to where you want to be and in the wise words of Sugar, do it bravely as a “warrior and a motherfucker”.
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