At the age of thirty-one, Gilbert moved with her husband to the suburbs of New York and began trying to get pregnant, only to realize that she wanted neither a child nor a husband. Three years later, after a protracted divorce, she embarked on a yearlong trip of recovery, with three main stops: Rome, for pleasure (mostly gustatory, with a special emphasis on gelato); an ashram outside of Mumbai, for spiritual searching; and Bali, for balancing. These destinations are all on the beaten track, but Gilbert’s exuberance and her self-deprecating humor enliven the proceedings: recalling the first time she attempted to speak directly to God, she says, It was all I could do to stop myself from saying, ‘I’ve always been a big fan of your work. The New Yorker
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Gilbert s prose is fueled by a mix of intelligence, wit and colloquial exuberance that is close to irresistible. –The New York Times Book Review
A meditation on love in its many forms love of food, language, humanity, God, and most meaningful for Gilbert, love of self. –Los Angeles Times
About the Author
Elizabeth Gilbert es autora del libro de relatos Pilgrims (finalista de Pen/Hemingway Award), la novela Stern Men y el ensayo The Last American Man (nominado al National Book Award y elegido Libro Notable de 2002 por el New York Times). Escribe regularmente para la revista norteamericana GQ, labor por la que ha sido propuesta en dos ocasiones al National Magazine Award. Vive entre Filadelfia y Brasil.