Cheryl Strayed was catapulted to fame with her visceral 2012 memoir Wild, which spent seven weeks in the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list. She is also the author of the bestselling advice essay collection Tiny Beautiful Things, Brave Enough and the novel Torch. Her books have been translated into nearly 40 languages around the world and adapted for both the stage and screen. Strayed's essays have been published in The Best American Essays, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, The Sun, Tin House and elsewhere. Strayed is the co-host, along with Steve Almond, of the New York Times/WBUR podcast Dear Sugars which originated with her popular "Dear Sugar" advice column on The Rumpus. Strayed has attended Mountainfilm as a special guest, author, judge, speaker and guest director. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband filmmaker Brian Lindstrom and their two children.