I adored “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. In fact, I’ve read it twice, and am certain I will read it more times over, as long as I stop lending my copies out!
Why? Elizabeth Gilbert has this incredible style of writing, she interjects wit with beautiful reflections and wisdom. She will bear her soul in one line, and follow it up with laugh out loud humor. I very much connected to aspects of the journey that Gilbert takes in “Eat, Pray, Love”. We all have find their true selves, as well as find the love for ourselves and the peace within, before we are ready to be open to others. Gilbert just happens to do it during a year long trip.
Watch this TED talk with Elizabeth Gilbert speaking about creative genius. http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html