Love and Money

By Ann Shayne
August 11, 2018

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  • Along the same lines, I highly recommend the audio version of Strayer’s book Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Life and Love by Dear Sugar,, which Strayed herself narrates.

    • Yes, excellent!

  • My favorite to listen to while sitting in the car lane at school picking up the granddaughter! While knitting of course!

  • I always loved Ann and Abby – Cheryl and Steve are an excellent replacement. Have you ever listened to Death, Sex and Money (WNYC) It is aimed at a younger demographic, I think, but that makes it really interesting to me. The several episodes on student loan debt were eye opening to someone who hasn’t had to plan for a child’s education.

  • I’ll have to check this out. Advice columns are right up there in my catalog of weirdly soothing things. And a useful source of social education, as well…although lots of problems are ones I relate to, I would never have imagined some of the issues people contend with. I’ll bet I’m not the only one who remembers some questions and responses from years – even decades – ago. For example: the woman who wrote because she felt her long-term sexual partner should be helping pay for her birth control expenses, but she didn’t feel comfortable discussing money with him.

    • P.S. In case it sounded like I was mocking that woman, I was not.

  • Love MDK. PS Found the sock help I needed.

  • In fact, I’ve just started listening to Dear Sugars. Like, a few days ago. Getting two recommendations to the same podcast in one week is a good sign. And I’ll try Death, Sex and Money, too. Thanks!

  • I already love Steve Almond because of his excellent book Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America, so I’m already halfway there. (I have not yet read or seen any of Strayed’s work, though I did watch the Gilmore Girls reboot in which her book was an important plot point!) Thanks for this!

    • I loved Candyfreak, too, but never found anyone else who read it. I’m not that much a nonfiction reader, but I like his combo of sort of historical and sort of how things are made.

      • I loved Candyfreak! It turned me on to Lake Champlain chocolate bars.

  • Dear Sugars is one of my favorite podcasts! Such sage advice.

  • You might love Esther Perel’s Where Do We Begin? podcast! You get to listen in on a couple’s initial counseling session with her. So so good. And Cheryl Strayed announced that Dear Sugar is coming to an end soon 🙁

  • I LOVE Dear Sugar so much. Love and Money is such an excellent example of what makes them wonderful- they are thoughtful and endlessly kind in their insights into people’s lives and difficulties.