I’ve never read Eat, Pray, Loveor any of Elizabeth Gilbert’s other books, but from what I’ve heard they are a bunch of bourgeois/yoga/whitey fluff. That being said, I am in love with her talk for TED that I recently saw on New Art, my favorite new art blog. Gee, that was a redundant sentence.
I hadn’t heard of TED before, but from what I gather it is a non-profit that creates weekly videos of talks given around the world by important thinkers of our time. The concept being that these ideas are so important that they must be free to all that want to hear them.
I love the concept. So far I have seen about five of the over 400 talks available on youtube, and they have all been fantastic. Elizabeth Gilbert’s has stuck with me the most though. I am a scientific realist, and of course don’t believe in actual spirits, daemons, ghosts, or fairies. I can appreciate them as strong metaphor though.
I’m sure you will all love her talk as much as I have.
ps: Doesn’t she have the most fantastic and genetically NPR sounding voice EVER!?