Cheryl Strayed, Author
Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling memoir Wild, the New York Times best sellers Tiny Beautiful Things and Brave Enough, and the novel Torch.
Her books have been translated into nearly 40 languages around the world and adapted for both the screen and the stage. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0.
Cheryl was cohost, with Steve Almond, of the New York Times/WBUR podcast Dear Sugars, which originated with her popular Dear Sugar advice column on The Rumpus. They also coauthored The Sweet Spot advice column in the New York Times Thursday Styles section.
Cheryl's essays have been published in The Best American Essays, the New York Times, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, The Sun, Tin House, the New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere.
The Oscar-nominated movie adaptation of Wild stars Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl and Laura Dern as Cheryl's mother, Bobbi. The film was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Tiny Beautiful Things was adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, who also starred in the role of Sugar/Cheryl. The play was directed by Thomas Kail and debuted at The Public Theater in New York City in a sold-out run in 2016. It is now being staged in several theaters around the nation.