Elizabeth Gilbert on Summer Reading and Writing

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This segment originally aired live on June 24, 2014. An edited version was included in a best-of episode of The Brian Lehrer Show on August 15th. The unedited audio can be found here. 

What are you reading this summer? Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and her latest novel (now in paperback) The Signature of All Things: A Novel(Penguin Books, 2013) shares her view on what makes a great summer read and what she's learned about success and failure as a writer -- and why she's a World Cup soccer superfan.

See Elizabeth Gilbert's Summer Reading List Here -- And Add Your Own

EVENTS: Elizabeth Gilbert talks to Rebecca Mead (My Life in Middlemarch) tonight at 7:30 at St. Joseph's College on Clinton between Willoughby and DeKalb.  She reads tomorrow at 7 at Ridgewood Public Library in Ridgewood, NJ.