Episode 41: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Tiny Beautiful Things >> Guinea Pigging Green

Hi beautiful people!

Sorry for the mini hiatus of the show! I’ve left Korea and am currently travelling around Southeast Asia so it’s taken me a little while to find my rhythm again. But thanks for sticking with us and listening to the show today. It’s the first episode of the Guinea Pigging Green book club and we’re talking about a book that’s had a big impact on both of us, Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. You can listen to the show using the player below?or by subscribing to us on iTunes.?


For anyone who doesn’t know, this book is a curated collection of advice columns – the letters and responses – from the Dear Sugar feature on?The Rumpus?that was written by Cheryl Strayed.

On the show we talk about lots of things, including:

  • the reasons we think?this book is so beautiful and so meaningful
  • why?the idea of the ghost ship that doesn’t carry us is so helpful
  • some of our very favourite quotes and concepts from the book, including ideas about real love, carrying the water yourself, and advice for recent graduates
  • the awesome, fabulous new podcast Dear Sugar Radio hosted by Cheryl Strayed and the original Dear Sugar, Steve Almond

If you’ve read the book, let us know what your favourite moments from it were in the comments below or on Twitter or Instagram. Thanks for listening!