Time Magazine has named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She has presented at TED Conference and has been on the Oprah Winfrey Show on numerous occasions. She’s a longtime magazine writer – (believe it or not, she started out writing about men for GQ) covering music and politics for Spin and GQ – as well as a novelist and short-story writer. Her work has been the basis for two movies so far (Coyote Ugly, based on her own memoir, a 1997 GQ article, of working at the famously raunchy bar), and the recent Eat, Pray, Love, with the part of Gilbert played by Julia Roberts.
‘What I learned about marriage is that it will take any shape, adapt to any circumstances, in order to endure.’ – Elizabeth Gilber