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Cheryl Strayed

Walking to Freedom

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

While there are a lot of campaigns for a lot of good causes, (I support a lot of them), this one is worth supporting. With every story, every conversation, every step, Chris will be showing the 23 million people who are suffering that this is not the end; in fact it's just the beginning of the journey.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of February 28

Digital Book World | Posted 03.03.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The return of agency ebook pricing for three of the Big Five publishers hasn't had much visible impact on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List so far. In the meantime, Penguin Random House continues to dominate the rankings.

Why I'll Root for Reese on Oscar Sunday

Lauren Daley | Posted 02.17.2015 | Books
Lauren Daley

When I saw pictures of Cheryl on the red carpet at the Golden Globes in January, I somehow felt a tinge of pride. It's kind of like the feeling you might get when a college basketball player you've always thought was great gets selected for the NBA, and then becomes an NBA star.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 31

Digital Book World | Posted 02.04.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Two out of the three titles in E L James's wildly popular Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy make return appearances in this week's top 25 as the film version gets ready to hit theaters on Valentine's Day.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 24

Digital Book World | Posted 03.30.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Media tie-ins are well known to power titles up the ranks of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. And this week, the Bradley Cooper film adaptation of American Sniper drives two separate editions of the book into the No. 1 and No. 22 spots of this week's top 25.

Author Cheryl Strayed's 'Wild' Journey Offers Metaphor for Congress

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Can we, the members of the 114th Congress, struggle with that heavy pack and navigate areas where the trail is sometimes a bit obscure? Can we put our trust in strangers who help us along this difficult journey? Can we be resolute in putting one foot in front of the other on behalf of the American public?

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 17

Digital Book World | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The most notable shift this week is the leap that Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train takes into the No. 2 spot, up sixteen places from last week.

The Importance of Wild, Complicated Women's Stories

Nicole Belanger | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Nicole Belanger

When a female character is given full license to explore the boundaries of her humanity -- in all directions -- she represents pure possibility for the women on the other side of the screen or the page, consuming the story.

5 Keys To Bouncing Back After You Hit Rock Bottom

Amy Koko | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty
Amy Koko

Hitting rock bottom at 47 is much different than hitting it in your twenties. In your twenties, you can disappear, go find yourself, climb mountains, accomplish major feats of strength. There was no way I could hike the PCT--me-- a person who brings a gel seat and a clip on fan to spin class.

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 3

Digital Book World | Posted 03.09.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The average price of a best-selling ebooks drops to $4.36, down from $5.96 the week heading into the holidays, on the first Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List of 2015. The likeliest culprit? Discounts for last-minute holiday shoppers.

Wild and the Healing Power of Nature

David Edmund Moody | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment
David Edmund Moody

Can a radical immersion in nature heal our deep emotional wounds? That it can is the premise of Wild, the movie version of Cheryl Strayed's memoir about her thousand-mile trek along the Pacific Coast Trail.

Best Movies of 2014: A Subjective View

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's a cliché of the season to list award favorites, but it is also a thrill to be able to recommend so many good films.

The New Yorker Article That Hurt Reese Witherspoon's Feelings

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

The Reese-urgence is alive and well with the much-anticipated release of "Wild" and the probability of an impending Oscar nomination. It's arguable th...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of December 13

Digital Book World | Posted 02.16.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

This week the majority of best-selling ebooks belong to Penguin Random House, which scores 13 of the top 25 titles, including the No. 1 spot, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The title is likely buoyed up by the forthcoming release of a film adaptation, directed by Angelina Jolie and due out in theaters on Christmas Day.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of December 6

Digital Book World | Posted 02.09.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

If the sharp drop in the average price of a best-selling ebook last week was any indication the holiday shopping season (and its discounts) was upon us, this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List appears to confirm it.

Reese Witherspoon, From Legally Blonde to Visionary, Genius Producer

Ira Israel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

"Wild" is a daring, inspiring film of one brave woman's self-overcoming and the journey she had to go on to own her life, to embrace all aspects and every minute of it, and release the "woulda-shoulda-coulda-didn'ts" that our minds are wont to create.

Reese Shows Her Wild Side In 'Wild'

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Reese Witherspoon bares her heart, soul and body in the new film "Wild." She tackles the role of Cheryl Strayed with gusto and determination and lets herself become totally absorbed. This is not the "sweet little Reese" we have known and loved in other movies.

Reese Walks On the Wild Side In "Wild"

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review Jackie K Cooper "Wild" (Fox Search...

Matthew Jacobs

With 'Wild,' Laura Dern Becomes The Movie Mother Of The Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.05.2014 | Entertainment

According to 2014's movies, Laura Dern has given birth to Reese Witherspoon, Andrew Garfield and Shailene Woodley. Dern is 47, which means she had lit...

Cheryl Strayed Describes The Most Terrifying Animal Encounter On Her 1,100-Mile Solo Hike

OWN | Posted 12.05.2014 | OWN

When Wild author Cheryl Strayed embarked on her 1,100-mile solo hike across the Pacific Crest Trail in 1991 following the dissolution of her marriage ...

Movie Review: Wild -- Take a hike. Seriously.

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed, Jean-Marc Vallee's Wild offers an exceptional visual version of what could have been largely an interior journey.

Cheryl Strayed Is Thankful For Reese Witherspoon's Boobs

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women

Reese Witherspoon bares her soul and her body in her new film "Wild," and she did it with the help and guidance of author Cheryl Strayed. Strayed a...

Christopher Rosen

How To Start A 'Reesurgence'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment

Last year, Jean-Marc Vallée was the man behind the McConnaisance. This year, it's the Reesurgence. "I don't have to do much, man. They're willing,...

Where 13 Famous Women Were At Awkward Age 20

Bustle | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Bustle

Being 20 is actually pretty liberating. You're allowed to be unsure about everything. You're allowed to change your mind about what you want in life. Success can come later, but for now, just know that you're not alone.

Sasha Bronner

The One Part Of 'Wild' That Still Makes Cheryl Strayed Wince

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment

“You can really kill a horse in literature,” author Cheryl Strayed said when asked about the differences between her best-selling book, “Wild,...