Here are just some of the things I loved about this interview in no certain order:
Her Oprah story is hilarious. How she asked her what she thought of her shoes and that she got ’em from Paris which is in France.
I love the “Done is better than Good” mantra that pushed her to finish writing her first book because she was determined not to wind up like one of those writers who dies with a 75-page manuscript in their desk!
The “Eat, Pray and Leave” T-Shirt is fabulous!
The many self-defecating (my own made-up term) humor she demonstrates throughout this whole interview is so gosh darn charming. She cutely refers to her “Public” in a way that makes you laugh. Also enjoyed her take on the idiocy of pompous writers complaining about how hard their “Job” is. Ugh…she explains how blessed it is to do what they do.
It was marvellous when she shared how she started as a writer. “I started writing at age 9 and started collecting rejection slips for six years at age 18. I wasn’t concerned because my only goal was to get published before I died and since my family had a history of living long lives I figured I still had a lot of time”.
BTW, I am a BIG fan because of the book, movie and her TED talk! You’ll understand why I explain this once you watch the whole interview.
Here’s the followup Ted Talk by Elizabeth
Here’s the original awesome Ted Talk
Here’s the trailer for EAT PRAY LOVE the movie