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Elizabeth Gilbert is a writer and author of the books Stern Men, The Last American Man, and Pilgrims. Her latest book, Eat, Pray, Love, is a #1 New York Times best-selling memoir about the year she spent traveling the world alone after a difficult divorce.

In addition to writing books, Elizabeth Gilbert has worked steadily as a journalist. Throughout much of the 1990s she was on staff at SPIN magazine, where – with humor and pathos – she chronicled diverse individuals and subcultures, covering everything from rodeo's Buckle Bunnies to China's headlong construction of the Three Gorges Dam. In 1999, she began working for GQ magazine, where her profiles of extraordinary men earned her three National Magazine Award nominations, as well as repeated appearances in the "Best American" magazine writing anthologies. She has also written for such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Real Simple, Allure, Travel and Leisure, and O, the Oprah Magazine. Her newest book, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, follows Eat, Pray, Love, and will be available in January 2010.

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