This is a collection of advice columns Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, wrote when she took on the role of “Sugar” on TheRumpus.com. Here, people pour out the hearts in letters that being “Dear Sugar”, begging advice on how to navigate life and relationships of every kind: parents, lovers, spouses, siblings, children, and friends. These represent the very deep, dark, searching pains that we probably would never discuss with anyone we know, but somehow are able to pour out our hearts anonymously to a stranger. Sugar responds intelligently, thoroughly, and often with harsh truth, in a way that cuts to the bone and heals all at once.
Beautiful, sad, painful, and raw – the way she addresses their concerns with such insight, but never spares their feelings, is masterful. Well worth the read or listen.
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