Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir “Eat Pray Love” has been called “a generation’s instruction manual” (The Toronto Sun). Exploding onto the scene in 2006, the bestseller famously chronicled the year Gilbert spent traveling the world after a shattering divorce. Translated into more than 30 languages, “Eat Pray Love” has sold over 13 million copies worldwide. In 2010, it was made into a feature film starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem.
Educated at New York University, Elizabeth Gilbert hails from an ascetic childhood in rural Connecticut. Fearless reporting skills and an abiding appreciation for working-class values have colored her writing from the beginning.
Meanwhile, a persistent longing to understand the world and her place in it have made her not merely a writer but an explorer.
In the decade since “Eat Pray Love,” people around the world have sought Gilbert’s advice on how to lead a bold and inspired life, and she has dedicated herself to exploring the mysteries of courage and creativity. This year, she’ll return to fiction with “City of Girls,” a love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s that explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.
Gilbert lives in New York, where she is a columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine.
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Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.
- Elizabeth Gilbert