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Elizabeth Gilbert on "Eat, Pray, Love"

This show has been reposted and uploaded to On Point Books on ITunes, following the release of the film “Eat, Pray, Love” in 2010.

Across every woman’s life falls the shadow of a sword, wrote Virgina Woolf. On one side lie tradition and order, where “all is correct.” On the other, a life that does not follow convention. And there, wrote Woolf, “all is confusion.”

That’s where writer Elizabeth Gilbert set her compass. She was a professional woman, in her mid-30s, limping out of a failed marriage, a brutal divorce and a flamed-out love affair.

Elizabeth Gilbert hit the big road in a desperate search for redemption and herself. She went to Italy and the pleasures, to India and devotion, to Bali and rebirth. Not a bad trip, if you can swing it, and she has, in a big, big way.

Soul seeker Elizabeth Gilbert talks about her new book “Eat, Pray, Love.”

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Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia.”

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