Brave Enough
From the best-selling author of Wild, a collection of quotes--drawn from the wide range of her writings--that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that's as irresistible to give as it is to receive.

Around the world, thousands of people have found inspiration in the words of Cheryl Strayed, who in her three prior books and in her Dear Sugar columns has shared the twists and trials of her remarkable life. Her honesty, spirit, and ample supply of tough love have enabled many of us, even in the darkest hours, to somehow put one foot in front of the other--and be brave enough.

This book gathers, each on a single page, more than 100 of Strayed's indelible quotes and thoughts--"mini instruction manuals for the soul" that urge us toward the incredible capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, and endurance that is within us all.

Be brave enough to break your own heart.

You can't ride to the fair unless you get on the pony.

Keep walking.

Acceptance is a small, quiet room.

Romantic love is not a competitive sport.

Forward is the direction of real life.

Ask yourself: "What is the best I can do?" And then do that.

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  • Hannah Christensen
    Jun 18, 2016

    Hannah Christensen

    Unknowingly picked this up from the "Encouragement for the College Graduate" section and I feel encouraged. I'll definitely come back to this in a year when I have no idea what I'm doing with my life. ...

  • Fryeday
    May 25, 2016


    Cheryl is becoming like the Luther Vandross of books for me. She can do no wrong. I personally just connect with her writing whether it be a memoir, an article or a book of quotes. There were several large reminders in this book of the what I can do to continue practicing being the per...

  • Ann
    May 18, 2016


    Best QuotesSome of my favorite quotes from her books. This is a great book to keep on your desk for inspiration. ...

  • Jen
    May 6, 2016


    I wish this was already published because I've got a few people I'm going to buy it for as a gift. Brilliant, as always. ...

  • Lisa Filipczak
    Apr 21, 2016

    Lisa Filipczak

    I think Cheryl Strayed is a bad ass. ...

  • Debbie
    Apr 2, 2016

    Debbie "DJ"

    Oh Cheryl, what were you thinking? These quotes read like something learned in teenage years. I like good quotes, they can touch my heart, but honestly these seem recycled and bland. I really hope this doesn't discourage others from reading both "Wild," and "Dear Sugar," which I though...

  • Debbie
    Mar 18, 2016


    A disaster! I thought I'd get witty Nora Ephron and ended up with sappy Hallmark--except the word fuck is thrown in to try to make it badass.Picking this book up was just a mistake, actually. I didn't realize it was a collection of inspirational quotes, or I would have run for the hill...

  • Lorrie
    Mar 8, 2016


    If you loved "Wild", then you'll love this book. It contains many Cheryl Strayed quotes. Reading through it brought to mind so many of the reasons I enjoyed "Wild" so much. I bought the hard bound copy, which I normally don't do anymore....but I HAD to....because I love this book!!! ...

  • Amanda
    Feb 22, 2016


    I felt an immediate connection with Sheryl Strayed upon reading the introduction for Brave Enough. Strayed expresses her passion for quotes because she understands the power of words and the intrinsic human need for renewed encouragement and motivation. I remember the first quote I per...

  • Mairead
    Jan 27, 2016


    "If someone is being unkind or petty or jealous or distant or weird, you don’t have to take it in. You don’t have to turn it into a big psychodrama about your worth. That behavior so often is not even about you. It’s about the person who’s being unkind or petty or j...