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Not recommended reading if you like Strayed's previous work.
2 March 2016
I'm a big fan of Cheryl Strayed's work, having read Torch, Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things, but this felt self-indulgent and bit pretentious to me. I bought it thinking it was a selection of quotes from other authors that Cheryl found inspirational or beautiful, but it is instead a selection of her own writing which, when taken out of context, sounds overblown and harping. Wouldn't recommend. It actually reduced my respect for the author, which is a shame as her other work is sensational.