Raised in Minnesota, Cheryl Strayed is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Wild, her memoir about a solo-trip along the Pacific Coast Trail. Chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0, the book has been optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon and has been published in more than 30 countries around the world. Her works also include the New York Times bestseller Tiny Beautiful Things, and the novel Torch. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue as well as The Best New American Voice. Strayed has written the "Dear Sugar" column on TheRumpus.net since March 2010.
”“Spectacular . . . Gripping . . . A breathtaking adventure tale and a profound meditation on the nature of grief and survival . . . A literary and human triumph.” — New York Times Book Review
"One of the most original, heartbreaking and beautiful American memoirs in years.”
— National Public Radio