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Cheryl Strayed on the life-changing power of quotations

Wild author Cheryl Strayed strings together several hard-earned pearls of wisdom in her new book of quotations, Brave Enough.
Author Cheryl Strayed, who wrote the non-fiction bestseller Wild, is set to offer her hard-earned wisdom to radioland. (Danny Moloshok/Reuters)
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If anyone understands the power of a good quotation, it's Cheryl Strayed. The Wild writer and Dear Sugar columnist has long collected and drawn inspiration from powerful sentences — whether they come from famous works of art or conversations with strangers. 

Over the years she's created her own quotable collection. Strayedisms have become everything from tattoos to memes. Today Strayed joins Shad to talk about her new book, Brave Enough, and how powerful words help us reclaim our stories and tap into the deepest parts of ourselves.   
 
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WEB EXTRA | We've taken the time to visualize some of our favourite Strayed quotes, as they appear in her new book Brave Enough

Excerpt from Cheryl Strayed's Brave Enough. (Althea Manasan/CBC)

Excerpt from Cheryl Strayed's Brave Enough. (Althea Manasan/CBC)

Excerpt from Cheryl Strayed's Brave Enough. (Althea Manasan/CBC)

Excerpt from Cheryl Strayed's Brave Enough. (Althea Manasan/CBC)

Excerpt from Cheryl Strayed's Brave Enough. (Althea Manasan/CBC)

Excerpt from Cheryl Strayed's Brave Enough. (Althea Manasan/CBC)

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