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Elizabeth Gilbert (1) (1969–)

Autor/a de Eat, Pray, Love

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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys

Obres de Elizabeth Gilbert

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A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Col·laborador — 234 exemplars
Eat Pray Love [2010 film] (2010) — Autor — 218 exemplars
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Col·laborador — 187 exemplars
The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (2007) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars
At Home on the Range (1947) — Introducció — 99 exemplars
The Best American Magazine Writing 2003 (2003) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
The Best American Magazine Writing 2001 (2001) — Col·laborador — 66 exemplars
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1997 (1997) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Wise Guys: Stories of Mobsters from Jersey to Vegas (2003) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars


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Better than I thought it would be but not great and definitely problematic
eas7788 | Hi ha 857 ressenyes més | 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.
Donderowicz | Hi ha 91 ressenyes més | Mar 12, 2024 |
I re-read this book that I originally read when it was first published because I came across my hard copy of it when I was going through books to donate as I continue my downsizing project. And it begins with the letter "E,” which fills a prompt in The 52 Book Club. I loved the first third of the book and felt lukewarm about the remaining two-thirds. My opinion did not change on my second reading of it.

Three stars is generous, but I really did think the first third was quite well-done. I could relate to the implosion of her marriage (although I had married much longer and had three sons), which she explored in that first third (the "eat" part, I call it), although what differs is that unlike many people who are reeling from the disintegration of their marriages, she had enough money to go off and travel comfortably for a year, trying to find herself. I could relate to her emotional relationship with food in the "eat" section as well. This description was exquisite: “Sausages of every imaginable size, color and derivation are stuffed like ladies’ legs into provocative stockings, swinging from the ceilings of the butcher shops. Lusty buttocks of hams hang in the windows, beckoning like Amsterdam’s high-end hookers. The chickens look so plump and contented even in death that you imagine they offered themselves up for sacrifice proudly, after competing among themselves in life to see who could become the moistest and the fattest. But it’s not just the meat that’s wonderful in Lucca; it’s the chestnuts, the peaches, the tumbling displays of figs, dear God, the figs…”

I thought the "pray" third of the book was the weakest, and had I not been so in love with the first third, it might have been a DNF. This section is set in an ashram in India, where Ms. Gilbert tries to find serenity through meditation and prayer. I have read and enjoyed far better accounts of such spiritual journeys, so it was not that the subject matter was uninteresting to me; I just found the whole section fell flat.

The final section, "love", takes place in Bali, where Ms. Gilbert tries to synthesize all she has learned about herself in the previous parts of her journey. She settles on advice provided by an old medicine man, Ketut, who she meets there: “To meditate, only you must smile. Smile with face, smile with mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy. Even smile in your liver.” To me, it was a lot better than the second part, but it did not live up to the promise of the first part. This is not a criticism of Ms. Gilbert and her choices, just my opinion that two thirds of the book did not live up to the promise of the first, and unfortunately, that disappointment I felt is reflected in my rating.
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bschweiger | Hi ha 857 ressenyes més | Feb 4, 2024 |



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