Okay, Oprah, we know we’re cool, but you really have to stop copying us. It’s just awkward for everyone. After two years of silence on her favorite novels, Oprah Winfrey has finally reinstated her famous book club. Possibly the book world’s biggest and most important tastemaker until her talk show aired its final episode in 2010,… Read More
Flavorpill Book Club
Last month, as part of our newly refurbished Flavorpill Book Club, we suggested that you join us (and let’s face it, pretty much everyone we know) in reading Wild, author and Dear Sugar columnist Cheryl Strayed’s phenomenal new memoir about her experiences hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. We collected your posted and emailed questions (and added a few of our own) and sent them off to Cheryl, who has graciously answered them below, with as much searing honesty and wisdom as we’ve come to expect from everything she writes. Click through to check out our reader-sourced interview with this fantastic author, and if you haven’t read the book yet, we highly suggest you pick up a copy.
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It seems like everyone in the Flavorpill office (and quite a few of our friends outside of it) is reading Cheryl Strayed’s recently released memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, a quick-paced, unputdownable story about grief, self-actualization, and a 26-year-old woman hiking through the wilderness for three months, all on her own. Even the people who don’t like the outdoors — or memoirs, for that matter — are loving it. So it seemed like a no-brainer to pick the book as the second installment in the official Flavorpill Book Club, where we’ll be reading and recommending great books, and opening up the conversation to all comers as any good book club should. So, here’s what you do: pick up a copy of Wild, read it, and then if you have a question for Cheryl or an insight to share with the group, leave it as a comment here or send an email to tips [at] flavorpill [dot] com. We’ll be emailing her our favorite questions at the end of the month, and featuring her responses, along with any choice bits of commentary from you guys, in a followup post.
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Welcome to the first edition of the Flavorpill Book Club. Why are we launching a book club? Because we’re an office full of huge readers always looking for recommendations, and we’ve noticed that most of you guys are too. Why did we choose Sloane Crosley’s second collection of humorous personal essays, How Did You Get This Number, as our first selection? Because three of our editors happened to be reading it at the same time — and they all loved it. When does that happen?
So here’s how this is going to work: Click through to read more about why this is the book all of your friends will be talking about this summer. Go out and buy a copy of the book. Read it. If you’ve got a question for Sloane, leave it as a comment here or send an email to tips [at] flavorpill [dot] com. (We’d also like to hear what you think about our selection.) We’ll be emailing her our favorite questions at the end of the month, and featuring her responses, along with any choice bits of commentary from you guys, in a followup post.
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