Some people go on vacation to find themselves. They start writing their novel, or get a makeover or eat/pray/love their way to self acceptance. But in 1977, Robyn Davidson took things in a slightly bigger direction when she gathered up some camels and trekked across the Australian outback from Alice Springs to the west coast — you know, just because. Show More Summary
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Julia Roberts might type "Where can I get Mystic Pizza?" into a search bar, but two words she'll never enter into a search engine are "Julia Roberts." In a recent interview, Julia revealed that although she might eat, pray, or love, she never Googles herself: "I have too much potential for collapse. There's an anonymity that makes [...]
Call it the Eat, Pray, Love effect for the nature lover. Cheryl Strayed fans are hiking the Pacific Crest Trail after being inspired by Wild. Strayed says she’s received more than 1,000 emails from people ready to lace up their hiking boots, but a trail information specialist says he’s only seen six women make the […]
Last week I heard a snippet of Terry Gross’ Fresh Air interview with Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert. Gilbert has a new book out and was on the show to talk about it. A bit earlier in the same week, an author client had asked if I’d pitched her to NPR shows, including Fresh […]
I read the ARC of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love months before it came out and thought it a pretty tremendous book. I had read The Last American Man and fallen in love with her writing. Yes, Eat, Pray, Love was a bit of navel-gazing but give me a break. Haven’t many other, way more... ? Read More: Botany of Desire, on Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things
Tonight: Rory Albanese (The Daily Show), Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love), and the Perfect Liars Club (which story is made up?). Plus, our picks for later this week including a Shake Shack run, a zombie bike ride, and the Bentzen Ball. [ more › ]
If you know Elizabeth Gilbert from her Eat, Pray, Love reputation or her books about rough men, a birth-to-death novel about a Victorian-era woman who becomes a moss taxonimist--in spite of staying largely confined to her family's estate until she's...
Tracy Clark-Flory says that Daniel Stern’s Swingland ”at moments … reads like a self-discovery memoir à la “Eat, Pray, Love,” only with super-graphic group-sex scenes”: The most satisfying bits of “Swingland” are also the most fleeting: Stern’s description of an elderly orgy-goer who boasts of a new hip replacement and osteoporosis medication; the Russian husband who […]
Elizabeth Gilbert showed up late to her interview with TIME. Her excuse? Her hairdresser desperately needed love advice. Seven years after penning Eat, Pray, Love, Gilbert still encounters lovelorn, seeking souls. But she’s steered those...Show More Summary
When I ran into Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the megahit Eat, Pray, Love and five other books, at a party earlier this year, she wanted to talk about only one thing: botany. Her new novel, The Signature of All Things, was working its way to publication and I could tell that she was still [...]
New releases this week include The Signature of All Things by Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, which you can learn more about in Steve Almond’s review for the Times. Also out: The Hired Man by Aminatta Forna; The Pure Gold Baby by Margaret Drabble; Half the Kingdom by Lore Segal; The Night Guest by Fiona MacFarlane; […]
'Eat, Pray, Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert plunges into historical fiction with a creative passion in the novel 'The Signature of All Things.' With a charming, flawed heroine straight out of Jane Austen, a Dickensian rags-to-riches story...Show More Summary
Originally posted on the blog School of Smock: I'll admit it: "Eat, Pray, Love" is not one of my favorite books. That's an understatement. It's not even in the top 1000. Actually, it annoyed me so much in parts that I skipped long sections of it. Show More Summary
by Emma Carmichael NYT Magazine has a profile this week is on Elizabeth Gilbert, the writer who ate, prayed, and loved so hard that Julia Roberts played her in a movie. (She says, of that experience: “It’s stupid how beautiful she is. Show More Summary
The post-guru literary career of Elizabeth Gilbert.
So you know that Bali is in Indonesia. Maybe you heard the surf is good there? Or that there is a nice part called Ubud where Eat Pray Love was set? But, where are the best areas to stay and what attractions are must-see? Check out this destination guide for all you need to know about Bali. [ more › ]
Confession time. I've been a little bit obsessed with traveling to Bali ever since I saw the movie Eat, Pray, Love. That's legit, right? It may have been the glamorized soul searching or the fact that Julia Roberts could make anything look amazing, but it's still the one locale sitting at the top of my must-see list.…
You've maybe already seen this not-new TED talk by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love, but since 'tis the season for the Stranger Genius Awards, I want to bring it out again. Gilbert proposes that the older version of genius was not being one, but having one. Having a genius is far better for your health than being one. Show More Summary
Did you ever read Eat, Pray, Love? Did you like it? I didn’t and when I saw the movie on a flight, I wanted to throw a shoe at the screen. I’m not really a “chick flick” movie guy (exceptions: Love Actually and The Notebook, two great movies). Show More Summary