Blog: The Inquiring Mind

Observations on resilience, writing, and life

Tiny Beautiful Things: a book, and now a play, about people who write letters and the right person

You know those times in life when you are in between your defining events – like for author Cheryl Strayed, a devastating loss, a soon-to-come successful book (Wild, the account of her trek on the Pacific Crest Trail at a fraught time in her life), the resulting fame. This in between time is fertile soil, maybe because you do things to keep yourself challenged, and in this case, because you are the right person for the job, even if it is unpaid. She took a gig writing an online advice column for The Rumpus, but she is no Ann Landers. Her columns, collected in the book Tiny Beautiful Things, are searing, funny, and wise. I recommend it, especially for anyone whose life has been rerouted by th

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