I happened to like Eat, Pray, Love (well, a third of it), but whether you loved or hated it, Elizabeth Gilbert’s confessional managed to sell 7 million copies and the movie adaptation starring Julia Roberts is in the works. Gilbert’s latest release, Committed, hit the stores January 5th as a psuedo follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love. Click the following link for NPR’s positive take on Gilbert’s new title Committed, or for a more in-depth (and less optimistic) piece, try Ariel Levy’s piece Hitched in the January 11th edition of The New Yorker.
For those of you who suffer from bibliokleptomania, check out this interesting article, Literary Larceny: A Book Thief Meets His Match. It pertains to the characters in The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett.
Born in the U.S.A.: Yes, Americans often get a bad rap, but if your self-esteem is running low, read Geoff Dyer’s charming article in the New York Times titled My American Friends. Dyer is the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi.
Here at home: Check out literary journalist Bill Castanier’s picks for The best Michigan-related books of the ‘00s in the Lansing City Pulse to see where he weighs in on picks from the last decade. After our stellar literary year, this must have been a daunting task to undertake.
Out of the ordinary: check out this Cool Flip Book I found on Huffington Post.
-Post by Megan Shaffer