Elizabeth M. Gilbert is an American author best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which as of December 2010 has spent 199 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. Her 1997 GQ article, “The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon”, a memoir of Gilbert’s time as a bartender at the very first Coyote Ugly table dancing bar located in the East Village section of New York City, was the basis for the feature film Coyote Ugly. In 2006, Gilbert published Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, a chronicle of her year of “spiritual and personal exploration” spent traveling abroad. In 2015, Gilbert published Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, a self-help book that provides instructions on how to live a life as creative as hers. The book is broken down into six sections: Courage, Enchantment, Permission, Persistence, Trust, and Divinity. Advice in Big Magic focuses on overcoming self-doubt, avoiding perfectionism, and agenda setting, among other topics.
What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood. –Alice Miller Addiction is an interesting word. When we hear it we immediately think of drugs and alcohol. We’re not addicts because we’re sober, right? Wrong. We’re […]
When Shirley Temple started out in acting, she recalls how if any of the child actors misbehaved the studio executives would put them in a dark closet with nothing to sit on but a block of ice. According to Temple, while the punishment was harsh, it instilled in her a lesson she never forgot. That […]
A woman of integrity I am Not I paint my lips the color of winterberry’s Not within the lines Bleeding onto yellowing teeth Corse laughter Head thrown back Aging howling mouth Unashamed of careless indifference I will sleep with a man without knowing His name His intentions His profession I lie For the person I […]