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Beth Reiber

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Beth Reiber's career as a freelance travel writer has spanned more than three decades and has included four years living in Germany and three years in Japan. Over the years she has written more than a half-dozen guide books, two travel apps (Hong Kong Explorations and Branson and Beyond Traveler) and many articles that have appeared in newspapers, magazines and online. Since 2009 she has been a VISIT JAPAN Ambassador, an honorary title awarded by the Japanese government for her contributions in fostering tourism in Japan, and in 2011 she won the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award for fiction. She resides...

Cheryl Strayed

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Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir WILD, the bestselling advice essay collection TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, the novel TORCH, and the quotes collection, BRAVE ENOUGH. Her books have been translated into forty languages around the world. WILD was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. The Oscar-nominated movie adaptation of WILD stars Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl and Laura Dern as Cheryl's mother, Bobbi. The film was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Strayed's essays have been published in The Best American...