Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert; It doesn't matter if you relished or reviled "Eat, Pray, Love." With this novel about a young 19th-century Philadelphia woman who becomes a world-renowned botanist, Gilbert shows herself to be a writer at the height of her powers.
A few days ago I was reading author Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook page — because a day is just not a day until I’ve gotten my dose of Lizzy G. — when I read the words: “Are there perhaps better virtues to cultivate than mere ambition?” Hmm, I thought.