Aug 21, 12
Read from August 17 to 21, 2012
Some very good stuff here. Some not. It's easy to flip through and find what interests you. Even when Strayed/Sugar is hard on people, she's not judgmental, and I'm a sucker for her endearments ("sweet pea"). Some of the letters made me cry. I wish we could know how some of the situations turned out.
Know what you're getting into if you read this: this is not Dear, Abby, in both subject matter and language. (Though my own language isn't so saintly, the f-bombage here is widespread. I find it's one thing to speak it, another to hear someone else speak it/write it - ahem).
I read and liked Strayed's novel Torched many years ago and recently searched amazon to see if she had anything new out. I found this book and also Wild, which I'd dismissed (if Oprah gets breathless over something, it's usually not for me). Strayed is a gifted writer and it shines through in Dear Sugar, in Torched, and probably in Wild which is now on my nightstand to read.