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Modcloth’s Cute Salute to Cheryl Strayed

Acclaimed novelist and author of the best-selling memoir Wild Cheryl Strayed announced on social media this past Friday that popular clothing website Modcloth is now distributing a “Cheryl Dress” named after, yeah, you’re smart, you guessed right, Strayed!

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The description on the site reads:

You’ve come a long way, baby. Named after Cheryl Strayed, author of one of our favorite inspirational books, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, this sleek frock is perfect for a confident, successful woman like you, who has found wisdom in the journey and not the destination, knowing “what it [is] like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows.”

What do we think of the dress? I think it’s mucho cute boots and it’s supes-cool how it echoes Strayed’s author headshot.

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Strayed is no stranger to the world of author merchandise. This past Valentine’s Day she revealed that she was the writer behind The Rumpus‘ internet-phenom advice column “Dear Sugar.” As Sugar, Strayed’s words made it onto mugs and a poster, both available at the Rumpus website’s shop.

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I personally LOVE this brave new world of author merchandise. Music geeks get their band shirts, cinefiles get their wall-to-wall posters, we bookworms should get our pick of merch too! I have this dream that I walk into Target and instead of seeing Disney Channel show backpacks and light-up sneakers IT’S ALL STUFF INSPIRED BY GOOD BOOKS. I would wear THE SHENANIGANS out of a Where’d You Go, Bernadette backpack. And I would wear those Gone Girl light-up sneakers every day FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

While I keep dreaming of a more literary world, I turn the mike over to you and ask what author/book would YOU love to wear something inspired by?

And equally as important, when is REI going to come out with a line of Strayed-inspired hiking boots?