Sep 282014
 

Elizabeth Gilbert was a successful magazine writer in New York when she went through a life crisis and decided to travel the world. When she got back, her book Eat Pray Love become one of the biggest best-sellers of the past decade, along with its sequel Committed. Her latest novel is called The Signature of All Things.

We’ve invited Gilbert to play a game called “I refuse to eat, pray, or love.” Three questions about dieting, blasphemy and hate.

 
Transcript:

PETER SAGAL, HOST:
And now the game where we take people who have accomplished big things and ask them to do a very little thing, i.e. play our game, Not My Job. Elizabeth Gilbert was a successful magazine writer in New York when she went through a life crisis and decided to travel. When she got back, her book “Eat, Pray, Love” became one of the biggest bestsellers of the last decade along with its sequel, Committed.” She has a new novel out called “The Signature Of All Things.” She joins us now. Liz Gilbert, welcome to WAIT WAIT …DON’T TELL ME.
(APPLAUSE)
ELIZABETH GILBERT: Thank you.
SAGAL: So there might be one or two people out there listening who neither read “Eat, Pray, Love,” nor saw the film with Julia Roberts. So could you describe it briefly for them?
GILBERT: There might be one or two men out there.
SAGAL: Yes.
GILBERT: Yeah, to be very specific.
SAGAL: Who were afraid to admit it to their significant other.
TOM BODETT: No, my wife and I sat in the warm morning sun feeding each other grapes and read it to each other.
(LAUGHTER)
BODETT: Now I’m sitting between two women, I can’t speak freely.
(LAUGHTER)
SAGAL: Well, so this is – you, as I said, you were going through a life crisis. Your marriage ended, it was not going well. You said, I’m hitting the road. You went to Italy, and then Indonesia and India. And then you wrote a book about these – about the lessons that you learned. Am I summarizing it correctly?
GILBERT: Yeah, you just did it beautifully.
SAGAL: Thank you.
GILBERT: Yeah, I ate my way through India, and actually – ate my way through Italy. What am I saying?
SAGAL: I was about to say, you haven’t read the book, have you?
(LAUGHTER)

 

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