Eat Pray Love Author Coming to Agnes Scott

Friday, January 8, 2010

ATLANTA - Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert will visit Agnes Scott College Jan. 11. The event, free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel. 

Elizabeth Gilbert

Tickets are required and will be distributed at the door the night of the event only. A book signing will immediately follow the reading.

Gilbert is best known for her 2006 memoir Eat Pray Love, which chronicled her journey alone around the world, looking for solace after a difficult divorce. The book was an international bestseller, translated into more than 30 languages, with more than 7 million copies sold worldwide, and a movie version in the making, starring Julia Roberts. The book became so popular that, in 2008, Time Magazine named Elizabeth as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Her recently released fifth book, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage, tells the story of Gilbert’s efforts to work through all her fears and hesitations about matrimony, after she and her Brazilian sweetheart were unexpectedly “sentenced to wed” by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Gilbert’s appearance at Agnes Scott is made possible in cooperation with the Decatur Book Festival.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.