Last night’s Housing Works event, “A Wild Night with Sugar & the Rumpus,” buzzed and shivered. I know I wasn’t the only one in the audience wiping away tears.
Cheryl Strayed, author of the recently published memoir Wild (reviewed in the February 15 issue of LJ) and the much-beloved advice column Dear Sugar, read about all of the crazy, unnecessary things she tried to pack into her backpack at the start of her journey up the Pacific Crest Trail. (Though an audience full of New Yorkers was none the wiser about what constitutes a necessity and what doesn’t.)
Check out Wild, which I’ve heard nothing but good things about, and keep an eye out for Tiny Beautiful Things, a forthcoming collection of Dear Sugar columns, which I am currently crying my way through.