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Cheryl Strayed, Author of Wild
Priority seating for Stanford students, faculty, and staff between 7:00-7:15; MUST PRESENT VALID STANFORD ID
January 14, 2015 3:30 am - 5:00 am
Location: Cemex Auditorium - Map Link
At age 22, Cheryl Strayed found herself shattered by
two major life events: her mother’s sudden death
from cancer and the end of her young marriage. After
hitting rock bottom, she decided to confront her
emotional pain by trekking more than 1,000 miles
along the Pacific Crest Trail. In 2012, the story of that
journey became the New York Times bestseller Wild, a
memoir so rich in honesty, humor, and lyricism that it
inspired Oprah Winfrey to restart her book club and
Reese Witherspoon to bring it to the screen this winter.
In addition to Wild, Cheryl Strayed is the author of
the New York Times bestseller Tiny Beautiful Things,
a collection of her popular “Dear Sugar” columns for
The Rumpus, and the acclaimed novel Torch, a finalist
for the Great Lakes Book Award. Her writing has also
appeared in The Best American Essays, The New York
Times Magazine, Vogue, Allure, The Sun, and elsewhere.
She is a founding member of VIDA: Women in Literary
Arts and serves on its board of directors.
Join us for an evening with one of the most gifted
and fiercely honest storytellers in America today.