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Elizabeth Gilbert, Black Diamond Quitter Part 1

Season 1, Ep. 4

Elizabeth Gilbert, Black Diamond Quitter (Part One)


This week and next week, we’re thrilled to have bestselling author and extremely wise person Elizabeth Gilbert on the show. Liz is known for quitting many things, and for having a strong inner compass. She is also a person who Emily and Holly look to for guidance in their own lives (WWLGD?), and this conversation is filled with insight, permission, and surprises. It felt like an exhale to record it; we hope it feels that way to hear it.


In this episode, we talk about why Liz quit social media 14 months ago (it’s probably not what you think) and what that process has been like; the dream career Liz walked away from in order to go write Eat, Pray, Love, and how she made that decision; how Liz’s talent for quitting is, in part, related to her talent for getting herself in trouble; and how to tell the difference between an inner knowing and an emotion-based impulse. 


The intro ends, and the interview begins, at 00:11:22.


Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of City of Girls, Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love, as well as several other internationally bestselling books. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Hemingway Award. She is (not) on Instagram at @elizabeth_gilbert_writer.


Music: Michael Blumenfeld, mikebloomstudio.com

Sound engineering + edits: Michael Blumenfeld, mikebloomstudio.com

Producer: Cathleen Kisich


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