CHERYL STRAYED is the author of the novel Torch and the memoir Wild, which was a number one New York Times bestseller. She has been Sugar, of the column "Dear Sugar," at TheRumpus.net, since March 2010. Her columns have been compiled in Tiny Beautiful Things. ROBERT ATWAN has been the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986. He has edited numerous literary anthologies and written essays and reviews for periodicals nationwide.