The Dallas Museum of Art presented a virtual author talk with Cheryl Strayed. It was a good forty five minutes. I've liked her writings and have followed her since her breakout Wild. Now she's discussing her book Tiny Beautiful Things.
She was the longtime secret columnist "Sugar" for Rumpus, and changed the advice concept into small literary essays. I am currently reading the book and her answers to people's questions are little works of art, all while truly caring and trying to give good life advice on so many serious matters.
In general her overall writing life moves between memoir and fiction. She tries to relax and be herself. "It's never easy and never will be," she said in regard to writing. Strayed "loves art - takes the risk."
She does not map out or plan what she'll write or say. She goes with the flow. "Arts are central to the world and does make a difference. "
Cheryl Strayed is a very cool person and author. I enjoyed this virtual talk and would love to see her in person some day.