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Elizabeth Gilbert

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Elizabeth M. Gilbert is an American journalist and author. She is best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat Pray Love which has sold over 12 million copies and has been translated into over 30 languages.
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Wild Other
Clover Stroud - Mar 13, 2018
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Clover Stroud's idyllic childhood in rural England was shattered when a horrific riding accident left her mother permanently brain-damaged.Just sixteen, she embarked on a journey to find the sense of home that had been so savagely broken. Travelling from gypsy camps in Ireland, to the rodeos of west Texas and then to Russia's war-torn Caucasus, Clo...
Elizabeth Gilbert
Oct 23, 2017
Here's the reaction a friend had to a book I recommended: THE WILD OTHER, memoir by @cloverstroud. Read it! It's wonderful. #thewildother      source
Love and Trouble
A Midlife Reckoning
Claire Dederer - Apr 17, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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At mid-life, Claire Dederer developed a sudden yearning for jailbreak. In this exuberant memoir, she reflects on two periods in her life uncannily similar in their emotional intensity: her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of unruly and mysterious new hungers, and her recollections of herself as a teenager. Blazingly intelligent, ...
Elizabeth Gilbert
May 09, 2017
THIS BOOK. Read it.      source
The Book of Strange New Things
A Novel
Michel Faber - Jun 30, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by an enigmatic corporation known only as USIC. His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggl...
Elizabeth Gilbert
May 22, 2015
THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS is a beautiful & hypnotic & sinuous novel that I think maybe is a masterpiece.      source
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Notes from an Accidental Professor
Lynda Barry - Oct 21, 2014
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The award-winning author Lynda Barry is the creative force behind the genre-defying and bestselling work What It Is. She believes that anyone can be a writer and has set out to prove it. For the past decade, Barry has run a highly popular writing workshop for nonwriters called Writing the Unthinkable, which was featured in The New York Times Magazi...
Elizabeth Gilbert
May 13, 2015
I love this book so freaking much I bought it twice. I suggest you do the same. Lynda Barry is a force of awesomeness      source
Not That Kind of Girl
A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Lena Dunham - Oct 20, 2015
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"There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told," writes Lena Dunham, and it certainly takes guts to share the stories that make up her first book, Not That Kind of Girl. These are stories about getting your butt touched by your boss, about friendship and dieting (kind of) and having two exi...
Elizabeth Gilbert
Dec 26, 2014
So happy this Christmas night, finishing @lenadunham's book. Love it all, but this line brought me fits of laughter:      source
The Vacationers
A Novel
Emma Straub - Jun 02, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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The delicious, New York Times–bestselling book of the summer: an irresistible, deftly observed novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s Mediterranean holiday. For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration...
Elizabeth Gilbert
Jun 27, 2014
This book: Read It! This author: I adore her! @emmastraub      source