By Elizabeth Gilbert
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143113379, 224pp.)
Publication Date: September 25, 2007
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When it appeared in 1997, Elizabeth Gilbert’s story collection, Pilgrims, immediately announced her compelling voice, her comic touch, and her amazing ear for dialogue. “The heroes of Pilgrims . . . are everyday seekers” (Harper’s Bazaar)—brave and unforgettable, they are sure to strike a chord with fans old and new.
Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of a short story collection, Pilgrims-a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and winner of the 1999 John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares-and a novel, Stern Men. A Pushcart Prize winner and National Magazine Award-nominated journalist, she works as writer-at-large for GQ. Her journalism has been published in Harper's Bazaar, Spin, and The New York Times Magazine, and her stories have appeared in Esquire, Story, and the Paris Review.
Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert has a new fascination: genius and how we ruin it. In this TEDTalk, Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses â�� and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. More at NPR.org
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