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Would you consider the audio edition of Tiny Beautiful Things to be better than the print version?
Yes, I particularly like to tone and inference in the readers voice to add weight to the text, makes it more meaningful somehow.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Not really a character driven book, Cheryl is the main focus, well her answers and understanding of the issues is and so she is the star!
What about Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond (Intro) ’s performance did you like?
Yep, like the intro very much, gave the book some context as I couldn't quite work out how Cheryl got to be an online agony aunt - now I know.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, I liked my daily dose of Cheryl and the letters, I rather like the fact that I could pick up with this each day on my walk to work.
Any additional comments?
If she writes a stack more, I will buy them all.
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If you could sum up Tiny Beautiful Things in three words, what would they be?
Warm, Wise, Wonderful.
What did you like best about this story?
All of it! I wish I'd had Sugar in my life as I was growing up. Sugar's advice is wise, warm, witty and comes from the heart. I love the way she relates the issues to her own experiences - she is certainly well qualified to give advice but is never patronising and always kind - even to the ones who don't appear to deserve it! This is like getting a hug from your best friend. I've bought a copy for each of my daughters and will be recommending it to anyone who'll listen.
Which character – as performed by Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond (Intro) – was your favourite?
Cheryl - but it's an unfair contest as it's her book and Steve only reads the intro.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes - the chapter about the "horrible stories chair" - I can't add much more as I don't want to spoil it, but after working tirelessly for some help for these girls, the advice Cheryl gave them was spot on and incredibly moving. Also, the chapter towards the end where Cheryl works with the boys and the tea party they arrange. Sob.
Any additional comments?
As well as being an interesting and entertaining read, I know that there's some really sound advice in here. Now that I've "read" the book right through, I'll definiely be going back to pick out random chapters - each a good story in their own right. I loved it. Thanks Cheryl.
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Answered honestly and compassion.
Sugar Strayed but has clearly found her way in the universe and beyond.
This was just a stunning read - I am an experienced social worker of 25 years and I just so enjoyed the reality checks, practical wisdom and insights offered by Ms Strayed. The way she responds to readers is that unique and finely balanced approach of not being patronising or avoiding the issues but addressing it in a way which shares insights and skills with the broader audience.
this tiny beautiful book has many gems to offer those open to receiving them - I recommend this wholeheartedly.