There are those moments in all of our lives — sudden and radical — when we get spun around and everything feels out of our control. In this episode, the Sugars take questions from two letter writers who have come to such moments. One woman has learned her cancer has returned and is untreatable, right as she has begun to fall in love; the other woman has discovered that her fiancé is not the man she believed him to be.
The Sugars are also joined by the writer Sandra Tsing Loh, who recently came upon a U-Turn in her own life.
[0:16] “I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl,” Nina Simone, 1967.
[7:27] “Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone,” Lykke Li, “I Never Learn,” 2014.
[8:34] “The Madwoman In The Volvo: My Year Of Raging Hormones,” Sandra Tsing Loh, 2014.
[23:43] “Colors and the Kids,” Cat Power, “Moon Pix,” 1998.
[23:45] “You must change your life,” Rainer Maria Rilke, “Archaic Torso of Apollo.”
[31:05] “A Bit Of Sully In Your Sweet,” Dear Sugar, The Rumpus, 2011.
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