Tiny Beautiful Things: A Review
Are you going through tough times? Are you seeking guidance from someone who has been in your shoes? Look no further than Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling book, Tiny Beautiful Things! This 10th-anniversary edition of the book 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.
Strayed, also known as “Dear Sugar,” had a regular advice column with The Rumpus, an online literary magazine. Her advice column, “Dear Sugar,” was a hit amongst her readers who found solace in her wise and compassionate words. Strayed’s writing style is gripping and poetic, making her columns a fascinating blend of memoir and self-help.
In Tiny Beautiful Things, Strayed compiles some of her best columns, making it easy for readers to access her wisdom in one volume. The book is filled with heartwarming stories and anecdotes that make for riveting and emotionally charged reading. Tiny Beautiful Things is an easy-to-read book that can be picked up and put down at any time, making it a great choice for those looking for a quick read.
The book is full of amazing stories that deal with all of the struggles that one may face in their everyday life. From relationship problems, to worries about growing old, to familial issues, Strayed has an answer for all. The best part about the book and Strayed’s advice is its absolute honesty. Strayed pulls no punches and tells it like it is. Her candidness can be shocking at first, but it’s refreshing to hear a truth that we all have been ignoring.
One of the most impactful aspects of the book is how relatable and sincere Strayed is in her advice. Her approach to helping her readers is to show them how she has overcome similar struggles in her life. Instead of giving advice from a place of superiority, Strayed gives advice as if she is having a conversation with her closest friend. Her words come from a place of empathy and understanding, making readers feel heard and understood.
One of the best parts of this book is that Strayed doesn’t shy away from any topic. She tackles sensitive issues like divorce, sexuality, addiction, and loss with grace and compassion. Her insights help readers feel less alone in their struggles, and the sense of community that Strayed creates is unparalleled.
In addition to the book’s profound messages, it is also beautifully written. Strayed’s writing is so poetic and rich that it’s almost musical. The words jump off the page, and it’s apparent that each column was crafted with care and thoughtfulness. The book is a testament to Strayed’s brilliance as a writer, and her ability to connect with her readers on a personal level.
Overall, Tiny Beautiful Things is a must-read for anyone who is looking for guidance during difficult times. It’s not just a book of advice columns; it’s a book about life, love, loss, and everything in between. It’s a reminder that we are all human, and we all experience hardship. Strayed’s wisdom is empowering, and her willingness to be vulnerable is inspiring. Pick up a copy today and get ready to be moved by Tiny Beautiful Things.
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(as of Mar 24, 2023 12:48:56 UTC – Details)