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Monday, March 30, 2009

'Eat, Pray, Love': Elizabeth Gilbert Speaks at Washington National Cathedral


"The last time I was here," she says, returning from her neo-Gothic reverie, then launching into the story of visiting the Washington Cathedral with her family when she was 9, and how she wanted to return to their low-ceiling Connecticut farmhouse and redecorate her bedroom to look like the cathedral. The result didn't live up to the picture in her mind.

That's what writing a book is like, continues Gilbert, 39. (She has published four of them; the movie "Coyote Ugly" was based on one of her magazine pieces.) To the writer, she says, the result is somewhat disappointing, never quite the cathedral you set out to build. Except, with "Eat, Pray, Love," millions of readers found just the cathedral they were looking for.


- washingtonpost.com Article HERE
By David Montgomery

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