Big Magic
On Sale September 22, 2015

Big Magic

Elizabeth Gilbert


From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers powerful insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and to let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love (and how to face down what we most fear). She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits that are needed in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, or to make art, or to find new ways to address challenges in our work, or to give ourselves permission to embark on a dream long deferred, or simply to infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

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Author bio

Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and several other internationally bestselling books of fiction and nonfiction. Gilbert has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Hemingway Award, among other honors. A longtime journalist who began her career writing for Harper’s Bazaar, Spin, The New York Times Magazine and GQ, she is also a three-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, and her short fiction has appeared in Esquire, Story, One Story, and the Paris Review.

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Praise for Eat Pray Love:

“Gilbert’s prose is fueled by a mix of intelligence, wit and colloquial exuberance that is close to irresistible.” — Jennifer Egan, The New York Times Book Review

“A meditation on love in its many forms… her extraordinary journey lets even the most cynical reader dare to dream.” — Los Angeles Times

Praise for The Signature of All Things:

“A bracing homage to the many natures of genius and the inevitable progress of ideas, in a world that reveals its best truths to the uncommonly patient minds.” — Barbara Kingsolver, The New York Times Book Review

“Raucously ingenious…Signature is not just a historical novel that spans two centuries and many geographies. It’s a 500-page novel of ideas… I found unshackled joy on every page.” — The Chicago Tribune

“A delightful book… one of the best of the year…Gilbert marries the technical, cultural and spiritual with a warm, frankly funny wit that adds richness to all three.” — “All Things Considered,” NPR