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Elizabeth Gilbert (1) (1969–)

Author of Eat, Pray, Love

For other authors named Elizabeth Gilbert, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Elizabeth Gilbert was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on July 18, 1969. She received an undergraduate degree in political science from New York University. After college, she spent several years traveling around the country, working odd jobs and writing short stories. Early in her career, she also show more worked as a journalist for such publications as Spin, GQ and The New York Times Magazine. An article she wrote in GQ about her experiences bartending on the Lower East Side eventually became the basis for the movie Coyote Ugly. She writes both fiction and nonfiction and her books include the short story collection Pilgrims, Stern Men, The Last American Man, Committed, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, and The Signature of All Things. Her memoir Eat, Pray, Love, was adapted into a movie starring Julia Roberts. She will be featured at the Sydney Writers Festival in March 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Contributor — 238 copies
Eat Pray Love [2010 film] (2010) — Author — 224 copies
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Contributor — 186 copies
The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (2007) — Contributor — 159 copies
At Home on the Range (1947) — Introduction — 100 copies
The Best American Magazine Writing 2003 (2003) — Contributor — 71 copies
The Best American Magazine Writing 2001 (2001) — Contributor — 67 copies
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1997 (1997) — Contributor — 34 copies
Wise Guys: Stories of Mobsters from Jersey to Vegas (2003) — Contributor — 6 copies

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Elizabeth Gilbert estava com quase trinta anos e tinha tudo o que sempre quis: um marido apaixonado, uma casa nova e espaçosa, o projeto de ter filhos e uma carreira de sucesso. Mas ao invés de sentir-se feliz e realizada, sentia-se confusa, triste e em pânico. Enfrentou um divórcio, uma depressão debilitante e outro amor fracassado. Até que decidiu tomar uma decisão radical: livrou-se de todos os bens materiais, demitiu-se do emprego, e partiu sozinha para uma viagem de um ano pelo mundo. O objetivo de Gilbert era visitar três lugares onde pudesse examinar aspectos de sua própria natureza, tendo como cenário uma cultura que, tradicionalmente, fosse especialista em cada um deles. Assim, decidiu explorar a arte do prazer na Itália, a arte da devoção na Índia, e, na Indonésia, a arte de equilibrar as duas coisas. Escrito com ironia, humor e inteligência, o best-seller de Elizabeth Gilbert é um relato sobre a importância de assumir a responsabilidade pelo próprio contentamento e parar de viver conforme os ideais da sociedade. É um livro para qualquer um que já tenha se sentido perdido, ou pensado que deveria existir um caminho diferente, e melhor.… (more)
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qualqueroutrolivro | 859 other reviews | May 19, 2024 |
Better than I thought it would be but not great and definitely problematic
 
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eas7788 | 859 other reviews | Apr 5, 2024 |
I finished reading this book yesterday and I thought: "OK, it was quite good" - and I gave it four stars. But you know what? I can't stop thinking about the book, the Big Magic and all the other things Elizabeth Gilbert put into my head. And that means the book was not good, but great :) Five stars.
 
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