So, tomorrow is my wife’s birthday. And usually offering to take my wife to a literary reading on her birthday would not be a winning proposition. That changes a little when the writer is Cheryl Strayed.
Author of the memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, which has been translated into 28 languages, as well as the Dear Sugar columns for The Rumpus, Strayed has developed a passionate following, and it’s not hard to see why. Check out her beautiful, Pushcart Prize-winning essay about receiving a letter from Alice Munro, which appeared in The Missouri Review in 2010:
The reading starts at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 17, and you probably want to arrive early, though not earlier than my wife and me, because you wouldn’t want to ruin her birthday, would you? The event will be hosted at the headquarters of the St. Louis County Library, 1648 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Left Bank Books will have Cheryl Strayed’s books for sale at the event.
Happy birthday, sweetie.