Cheryl Strayed’s Wild is now a movie, starring Reese Witherspoon. I haven’t actually read the book yet, but I’ve read Tiny Beautiful Things (review posted here), which is a compilation of Strayed’s Dear Sugar advice columns popularized by an online writing community I discovered in Twitter called The Rumpus. In the compilation, Strayed was the anonymous Sugar who uses radical empathy in understanding the problems of her letter senders. And that’s the reason why I’m excited about Wild—-the author is simply one of the best down-to-earth, but poetic writers I’ve read.
Gone Girl, a thriller written by Gillian Flynn, is also made into a movie directed by David Fincher. It will be released in time for the halloween. You can read my review here.
I also found out this year that Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein will be a movie (to be released in 2015) and will star Daniel Radcliffe. He will play the American reporter covering the police beat in Japan. Reviewers say that it’s a funny memoir and is informative of the Japanese culture, which includes sex and the competition among reporters in getting the news.