Cheryl Strayed was a featured speaker during the Winter Words 2013 series, where she spoke about her bestselling memoir Wild.  

Bestselling author Cheryl Strayed has penned three books, including The New York Times bestseller Wild, a memoir about her journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, and the novel Torch, which was a finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award. Her self-help story collection, Tiny Beautiful Things, was the off-shoot of her hugely popular “Dear Sugar” column on TheRumpus.Net.  She is the author of the Pushcart Prize prize-winning essay “Munro Country,” and her stories have been published in The Best American Essays, The Best New American Essays, and other anthologies. Strayed’s writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Allure, and Self. Cheryl lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children.
This podcast was recorded live at Winter Words 2013. Cheryl Strayed discusses her journey, chronicled in the hugely popular book, Wild, and shares her search to overcome heartache and find healing. The book was adapted for film in 2014, and the actresses playing Strayed and her mother (Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, respectively) were nominated for Academy Awards.

Aspen Winter Words: Cheryl Strayed’s long journey to “Wild”
Aspen Times, Stewart Oksenhorn, April 11, 2013