Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Six top autobiographies by fiction writers

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Joel Cunningham tagged six fascinating autobiographies by fiction writers, including:
Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert

This one feels a little like cheating, because Gilbert’s very successful career as a novelist seems to have begun after she’d already received a National Book Award nomination for her phenomenally successful, Julia-Roberts-film-spawning memoir Eat, Pray, Love. But little did you know that before she wowed readers and critics alike with last year’s The Signature of All Things, she published another novel—2000′s Stern Men. Regardless, there’s no denying the fact that Eat, Pray, Love is an intensely compelling story, and Gilbert’s search for physical, spiritual, and emotional fulfillment across three continents has likely unofficially sponsored more than one midlife crisis.
Read about another entry on the list.

Eat, Pray, Love is among Melissa Albert's eight books to change a villain, Jill Halfpenny's six best books, Deborah Batterman's six books with three word titles,  and Sophie Thompson's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue