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Elizabeth Gilbert

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Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of BIG MAGIC; EAT, PRAY, LOVE; and several other internationally bestselling books of fiction and nonfiction. Gilbert began her career writing for Harper’s Bazaar, Spin, the New York Times Magazine and GQ, and was a three-time finalist for the National Magazine Award. Her story collection PILGRIMS was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award; THE LAST AMERICAN MAN was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The follow-up memoir, COMMITTED, became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Her novel, THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS, was named a Best Book of 2013 by the New York Times, O Magazine, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and the New Yorker. Gilbert’s short fiction has appeared in Esquire, Story, One Story and the Paris Review. Her latest novel is CITY OF GIRLS.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Books by Elizabeth Gilbert

by Elizabeth Gilbert - Fiction, Women's Fiction

In 1940, 19-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters. But when she makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Now 89 years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life --- and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it.

by Elizabeth Gilbert - Motivational, Nonfiction, Self-Help

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us.