Tiny Beautiful Things - Cheryl Strayed

Tiny Beautiful Things

By Cheryl Strayed

  • Release Date: 2012-07-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 701 Ratings


NOW A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK An anniversary edition of the bestselling collection of "Dear Sugar" advice columns written by the author of #1 bestseller Wild—featuring a new preface and six additional columns.

For more than a decade, thousands of people have sought advice from Dear Sugar—the pseudonym of bestselling author Cheryl Strayed—first through her online column at The Rumpus, later through her hit podcast, Dear Sugars, and now through her popular Substack newsletter. Tiny Beautiful Things collects the best of Dear Sugar in one volume, bringing her wisdom to many more readers. This tenth-anniversary edition features six new columns and a new preface by Strayed. Rich with humor, insight, compassion—and absolute honesty—this book is a balm for everything life throws our way.


  • Average at best

    By ☺️👏😄
    This book was just average for me. I expected to love it, but it fell short for me. This book was recommended to me. The stories are heartwarming, and it’s well written, but not for me. I found the book boring and most of the advice sections were just too long. Most of the stories were also unrelatable for me. Just not my style.
  • An amazing emotional read

    By Bookbruin
    My sister recommended this book to me after it was recommended to her by a mutual friend. I had never heard of or read anything about Cheryl Strayed/Dear Sugar, which ended up being a wonderful thing. This book blew me away. Yes, there were uncomfortable parts, and depressing parts, and downright terrible parts, but there were also hopeful and courageous parts, and parts that made my heart a little lighter. Sometimes I got teary eyed and other times I downright ugly cried. This book really had it all and was one of my best reads this year. I loved how the book was broken down into sections and I enjoyed pacing myself through the different "stories". I can definitely see the draw of Strayed's writing style. She is no nonsense and in your face. She is the friend we all need who will give it to you straight and either hold you as you cry or push you to be the person you know you can be. No, I would not follow her advice in every situation, but I liked that I was given the other side of the coin. A viewpoint that I may not have considered in those situations. I have never highlighted a book as many times as I did this one. Every piece had a gem to uncover and I found Strayed's frank honesty refreshing. I will say, that the book may not be for everyone considering the subject matter discussed in some of the pieces and the language used.
  • Must read!

    By Rae9294
    Amazing book! I've been recommending it to everyone I care about.
  • Ahhh-mazinggggg

    By Always Changing
    I will quote this book for the rest of my life.
  • Thank you

    By Joshua Tapp
    This book wrecked me. It has changed me infinitely.
  • Excellent!

    By pgranholm
    What a joy to read!
  • Just brilliant

    By kebulm
    Best book I have read in years. Maybe 20 years. Read it!!!
  • Great, but don't buy on ebook

    By elizmb
    This book is amazing and everyone should own a copy. I'm going to be giving it as gifts for years to come. Cheryl Strayed is such an insightful, caring writer. That said, I didn't want to take a star away, but this version has many pages duplicated in a row, and then subsequent pages missing. I recommend buying the print version. Disappointing for Random House. I really wish I hadn't bought the ebook version from iTunes.
  • Loved it!

    By Bondenru
    Every minute of it!