“In her latest book, Gilbert will completely change the way you think about the creative process. Whether the medium is a canvas, a pastry, a garden, or a page, everyone has a creative genius, but not everyone is brave enough to recognize it within themselves. In Big Magic, Gilbert advocates for the magical and divine creative muse that is ultimately a gift to both the creator and the audience. In doing so, she dispels the myth that an artist must suffer for his or her craft, affirms the paths of those who have already allowed their creative geniuses to have a voice within their lives, and inspires those who thought they needed to be completely free of their fear in order to begin.”
— Tamara Michelson (W), Inklings Bookshop, Yakima, WA
About the Author
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 began her career writing for "Harper's Bazaar," "Spin, The New York Times Magazine" and "GQ," and was a three-time finalist for the National Magazine Award. Her story collection "Pilgrims" was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award; "The Last American Man" was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The follow-up memoir "Committed" became an instant #1 "New York Times "bestseller. Her latest novel, "The Signature of All Things," was named a Best Book of 2013 by "The New York Times, O Magazine, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune," and "The New Yorker." Gilbert s short fiction has appeared in "Esquire, Story, One Story, "and the" Paris Review.""