Elizabeth Gilbert on Summer Reading and Writing

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Elizabeth Gilbert, Main (Courtesy of The Viking Press and Elizabeth Gilbert)

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.


Elizabeth Gilbert

Comments [5]

John from Brooklyn

Only read a book a summer. Other seasons don't matter.

How insipid is this spot.

Jun. 24 2014 03:32 PM
Ed from Larchmont

I'm reading 'Gargantua and Pantagruel' and Dante's 'Paradise', mainly to learn more about Catholic theology by seeing how it is described in these two classic works, but these will take me the rest of the year.

Jun. 24 2014 12:30 PM
I didn't buy it on Amazon from NYC

Why are all the links going to
Haven't we learned anything from their feud with Hachette?

Jun. 24 2014 10:56 AM

Brian just said NYC schools are over. Sorry, he's wrong. NYC officially closes schools this Thursday with a half day, at least at the elementary level. I'm happy to chat with Brian about education issues on the air anytime! Also, a shout out for the democratic primary today! Hope he mentions it.

Jun. 24 2014 10:54 AM
teddy from nyc

I lover EG's TED talk on creativity.

Jun. 24 2014 10:22 AM

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