Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed
If you need some Dear Sugar in your life, get it here! Paying subscribers will receive the Dear Sugar Letter once a month and they'll also receive Cheryl Strayed's regular newsletter, which is free to all subscribers, and published several times a year.
Created 27 Oct 2020
  • Dear Sugar Letter #12
    02 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 116 21
    Portrait of My Quarter-Life Crisis, 1994. Dear Sugar, We’ve all heard of a mid-life crisis, but if there is such a thing as a quarter-life crisis I’m having one. I’ll be 26 in a few months. I feel bot...
  • Your Ghost Is Right
    27 Oct 2021 • 13 min read • 123 17
    Ring Sugar’s bell at your peril. Hello friends, One year ago today I decided to start writing the Dear Sugar column again and now here I am, pondering which letter I should answer for the October Dear...
  • Dear Sugar Letter #11
    30 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 135 39
    Jennifer Pastiloff’s tattoo. Photo credit: Jennifer Pastiloff Dear Sugar, In the seventeen years I’ve been a nurse I’ve had many challenging times on the job, but since March 2020, they’re on a differ...
  • Dear Sugar Letter #10
    02 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 133 19
    Moment, David Wall Dear Sugar, I met Paul in 2003, when I was 22. I loved him almost immediately. We were soon inseparable. We moved in together within six months and built a life together. Jobs, frie...
  • Dear Sugar Letter #9
    31 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 236 35
    My father holding his firstborn child, my sister, Karen. Colorado Springs, 1965. Dear Sugar, Should I send my mother a birthday card? I imagine many people will recoil at that question because they as...
  • Dear Sugar Letter #8
    02 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 100 25
    Photo: Fred Froese Hello dear subscribers, Forgive me for being a day late on the June Dear Sugar Letter, but here it is—and this time I’m not answering one letter, but two! Both of the letters are os...
  • The Unexpected Beauty
    18 Jun 2021 • 9 min read • 76 8
    Credit: With Love of Photography/Getty Images Hello friends, I was supposed to go on a long walk with Lidia last Saturday, but I ended up spending a good part of the day in urgent care with my son Car...
  • Dear Sugar Letter #7
    01 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 166 25
    Photo Credit: 10’000 Hours/Getty Images Dear Sugar, Recently it has dawned on me that not a single one of my big dreams have come true. I’m a 43-year-old woman and I have a happy personal life. I’ve b...
  • La Lumiére
    26 May 2021 • 13 min read • 115 24
    View through ice cave, Haute Savoie, France. Photo credit: Snapper Hello friends, I’ve been trying to learn French. I’ve wanted to do it ever since I was a kid—not just to speak a foreign language, bu...
  • Dear Sugar Letter #6
    01 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 199 41
    The Courageous Woman, Ferdinand Hodler, 1886. Fine Art Images/Getty Images. Dear Sugar, I’ve been married for the last eighteen years to a wonderful man. He has been a loving husband, a doting father ...
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