Elizabeth Gilbert: Eat, Pray, Love. A Best-selling author’s advice to writers…and those wanting to experience pleasure & devotion. [Top 4 Videos]

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 14, 2009
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A year or so ago, I had a chance to interview Elizabeth Gilbert—the lovely, charming, personable writer behind Eat, Pray Love—when she was in town for a reading at our venerable, Buddhist-owned Boulder Bookstore. At the last second, we got a call from her rep that she was sick, and had to conserve her voice for the reading. A great loss to elephant readers, sure—but given that there’s only three or four decent videos on all of Youtube on Ms. Gilbert, our loss is also a loss to Gilbert fans, everywhere (if I don’t say so myself…).

A New York Times bestseller (thanks in part to the God that is Oprah), Eat, Pray, Love is the story that follows Gilbert’s divorce, in her early 30s—and the subsequent search for real pleasure (in Italy, of course) and real devotion (in India, of course) and both at the same time (in Bali).  

“Gilbert’s prose is fueled by a mix of intelligence, wit and colloquial exuberance that is close to irresistible, and makes the reader only too glad to join the posse of friends and devotees who have the pleasure of listening in.” ~ Jennifer Egan, NY Times, Feb 2006


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “Elizabeth Gilbert: Eat, Pray, Love. A Best-selling author’s advice to writers…and those wanting to experience pleasure & devotion. [Top 4 Videos]”

  1. I am a huge fan of this book and author. What a great story and adventure. Very inspiring since I am in a period of ‘who knows’ what is next! Love this – thanks!

  2. Lisa says:

    Loved the TED clip, I think her philosophy makes total sense, it explains how small children can have amazing creative talent and it flows so freely thru them. Thanks for sharing this, I have given Eat Prey Love to everyone of my girlfriends, we have all read it twice!

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