Friday, July 13, 2012

An Intimate Evening with Cheryl Strayed

We are beyond thrilled to be hosting Cheryl Strayed on Tuesday, August 14th, at 7 pm, for an intimate evening of reading, chatting, signing (and singing), and perhaps the partaking of a few beverages. Cheryl is the author of the novel Torch, the memoir Wild (which you might have heard of), and her newest book, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, a compilation of some of her Dear Sugar advice columns from the online magazine The Rumpus.

This will be a ticketed event: You can buy tickets at our store for $14.95 (the price of the book). On the night of the event you can exchange your ticket for a signed copy of Tiny Beautiful Things. Each person who attends the event will need a ticket. Tickets will go on sale Friday morning, July 13th, at 10 am. We're open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5 pm. We will be selling a limited number of tickets to this event, so don't delay coming in to get yours.

Sugar -- the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, who was revealed this spring to be Cheryl  -- is the person thousands turn to for advice. Tiny Beautiful Things brings the best of Dear Sugar to one place and includes never-before-published columns and an introduction by Steve Almond, the original Sugar.

Here are some quotes from Dear Sugar columns: "Acceptance is a small quiet room." "Forgiveness doesn't just sit there like a pretty boy in a bar." "Walk without a stick into the darkest wood." And my personal favorite: "Be brave enough to break your own heart." I went right to the final entry in the book, the essay that gives the book its title, and was blown away by the beauty and compassion and honesty and in-your-faceness.

We hope you can join us for this sure-to-be wonderful evening. The store will close at 5:30 pm that day and will reopen at 6 pm for people with tickets. You can call us during business hours at 503-284-1726 if you have any questions, or email us at

1 comment:

  1. Wish I could be in Portland !!!


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