Cheryl Strayed
Book Recommendations

  • Lives of Girls and Women

    Lives of Girls and Women

    Lives of Girls and Women

    Alice Munro
    Fiction
    3.97 (11,567)

    A poignant portrayal of a young girl's youth in a Canadian town and her awakening to womanhood in the 1940s follows Del Jordan as she explores the dark and bright sides of womanhood and records the frustrations, joys, triumphs, and trials of small-town life. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

    Cheryl Strayed

    My favorite book

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  • Johnny Got His Gun

    Johnny Got His Gun

    Johnny Got His Gun

    Dalton Trumbo
    Fiction
    4.18 (37,757)

    This was no ordinary war. this was a war to make the world safe for democracy. and if democracy was made safe, then nothing else mattered - not the millions of dead bodies, nor the thousands of ruined lives... this is no ordinary novel. this is a novel that never takes the easy way out: it is shocking, violent, terrifying, horrible, uncompromising, brutal, remorseless and gruesome... but so is war. winner of the national book award.

    Cheryl Strayed

    Recommended on the Tim Ferriss Show

     — Source

  • Citizen

    Citizen

    Citizen

    Claudia Rankine
    ART
    4.27 (40,367)

    A provocative meditation on race, claudia rankine's long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book don't let me be lonely: an american lyric.claudia rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with serena williams and the soccer field with zinedine zidane, online, on tv-everywhere, all the time. the accumulative stresses come to

    Cheryl Strayed

    it's just a really important book for us to be reading right now

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