Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2012
DD ISBN 9780449808269 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2012
CD ISBN 9780385367103 $45.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9780449808276 $76.00
It’s difficult to imagine a better narrator for this collection of letters from the "Dear Sugar" advice column than Sugar herself. Cheryl Strayed's delivery is as unaffected as the home truths she dispenses online to her "Sweet Peas." Their letters, ranging from humorous to heartbreaking, are unique in detail, yet each contains a nugget of common human experience or emotion. The author’s beautifully crafted answers are thorough and thoughtful. The fact that much of her counsel springs from reflection on her own life strengthens the feeling of intimacy. The audio version offers the advantage of conveying her warmth and caring even more effectively than print. Listeners looking for the unusual will find many tiny, beautiful things to enjoy in this offering. M.O.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2012]
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