I love this frank quote from memoirist Cheryl Strayed on the role of artists and writers in society during this CBC interview, Publishing phenom Cheryl Strayed, with Q host Jian Ghomeshi posted on Q Blog Monday, December 31, 2012. Here’s their description.
Cheryl Strayed had a banner year in 2012. Wild, her memoir of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail while working through grief, divorce, and a dalliance with drugs, was a bestseller. Oprah Winfrey even relaunched her book club for it.
Strayed also outed herself as the popular online advice columnist Dear Sugar, and published a collection of columns as Tiny Beautiful Things to rave reviews. Back in September, she dropped by Studio Q to talk about literary success and what it really means to be a “fearless” writer.
From the Best of Q: Originally aired September 13, 2012
Download and listen to the complete introduction and interview: http://www.cbc.ca/q/popupaudio.html?clipIds=2278707963
Watch the 15:38 edited version minus the formal introduction on YouTube: “Wild” author Cheryl Strayed in Studio Q.
See what other writers have to say about writing on The Uncarved Blog.
Found this interesting article: The Wandering Writer: A Tour through Inner Northeast Portland with Cheryl Strayed.
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