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Elizabeth Gilbert presenta en este libro una reflexión profunda sobre el amor, la esperanza y la ilusión de "empezar de nuevo". Con el tono íntimo y cordial que la caracteriza, la autora ofrece páginas conmovedoras en las que una mujer expresa con firmeza y gran sensibilidad las cosas que le apasionan y la manera en que se entrega por un ideal; Comprometida comparte las reflexiones de una mujer dispuesta a retomar sus fantasías y hacer de su entrega un homenaje al amor, al gran cariño a sí misma y a los seres que...

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Overview

Elizabeth Gilbert presenta en este libro una reflexión profunda sobre el amor, la esperanza y la ilusión de "empezar de nuevo". Con el tono íntimo y cordial que la caracteriza, la autora ofrece páginas conmovedoras en las que una mujer expresa con firmeza y gran sensibilidad las cosas que le apasionan y la manera en que se entrega por un ideal; Comprometida comparte las reflexiones de una mujer dispuesta a retomar sus fantasías y hacer de su entrega un homenaje al amor, al gran cariño a sí misma y a los seres que la rodean; el libro es, ante todo, una comprobación de que los sueños sí pueden hacerse realidad. Es un libro emotivo donde las ilusiones y las anécdotas se vuelven entrañables. Elizabeth Gilbert apuesta siempre por la búsqueda de la felicidad, la plenitud y el amor a la vida. Sin duda, Comprometida es un viaje mágico por el corazón de una mujer que encuentra su sitio en el universo para ser feliz.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616050764
  • Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/18/2010
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 277
  • Sales rank: 961,681
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert
Known for her in-depth profiles for magazines from Harper's Bazaar to GQ, Elizabeth Gilbert has developed a reputation for relaying what makes people tick, both in her reportage and her acclaimed works of fiction.

Biography

While Elizabeth Gilbert's roots are in journalism -- she's a Pushcart Prize-winning and National Magazine Award-nominated writer -- it's her books that have granted her even more attention.

Gilbert departed from reporting in 1997, with the publication of her first collection of short fiction, Pilgrims. A finalist for the 1998 PEN/Hemingway Award, Pilgrims was also selected as a New York Times Notable Book, was listed as one of the "Most Intriguing Books of 1997" by Glamour magazine, and went on to win best first fiction awards from The Paris Review, The Southern Review, and Ploughshares.

Since then, Gilbert has successfully alternated between fiction and nonfiction -- a high-wire act that has paid off in a string of critically acclaimed bestsellers that includes her first full-length novel, Stern Men (2000); The Last American Man (2002), a National Book Award for Nonfiction; and Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia (2006), a celebrated spiritual memoir that landed on several year-end Best Books lists.

Good To Know

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Gilbert:

"I was once observed talking in my sleep, smiling with deep bliss as I said, ‘Ah...the writer's life!'"

"I was a terrible crybaby and coward as a child. I still cry a lot and am afraid of many things, like, for instance, surfing, skiing, and the possibility that somebody somewhere might be mad at me."

"I once accosted Wally Shawn in a restaurant where I was a waitress and he was a patron. I said to him something like, ‘You're a lovely, lovely man who writes lovely, lovely plays! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, Wally Shawn!' He backed away slowly."

"I am far more of a loner than people would imagine. But I am the most gregarious and socially interactive loner you ever met. The thing is, I am fascinated by people's stories and I'm very talkative and can't ever say No to anything or anyone, so I tend to over-socialize, to give away too much of my time to the many people I adore. Therefore, one of the only ways I can ever be alone is if I go traveling solo. This is the secret reason I travel so much, and to such distant places. To get away from everyone I know. I love my friends and family, but I also love it when they can't find me and I can spend all day reading or walking all alone, in silence, eight thousand miles away from everyone. All alone and unreachable in a foreign country is one my most favorite possible things to be."

"The Disney movie Coyote Ugly was based on an article I wrote for GQ about my experience as a bartender in an East Village dive. I just had to add that bizarre fact because I still can't really believe it myself."

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    1. Hometown:
      Hudson Valley, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 18, 1969
    2. Place of Birth:
      Waterbury, Connecticut
    1. Education:
      BA, New York University, 1991 (Political Science)
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