The Frederick Speaker Series


Bestselling author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things
Weinberg Center
Thu May 2, 2024 | 7:30 PM

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Wild, about her soul searching trek over 1,000 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail.  Her story inspired Oprah Winfrey to revive her tremendously popular book club, with Wild as its inaugural selection for the launch of Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. The story also inspired producer and actress Reese Witherspoon to bring Wild to the big screen in 2014.

Strayed is also the author of The New York Times bestseller Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection of her widely popular Dear Sugar columns for Her writing has appeared in The Best American EssaysThe New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Allure, The Missouri Review, Creative Nonfiction, The Sun and elsewhere. Her books have been translated into 26 languages around the world.

A warm, candid, funny, and engaging speaker, Cheryl Strayed talks about her personal struggles and story of survival, love, loss, adventure, courage, empathy and the power we possess to blaze our own wild trails.


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