Elizabeth Gilbert will be giving a lecture and booksigning at the rather massive Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on March 9th. Tickets just went on sale. She's the author of Eat, Pray, Love, one my favorite books in a while, which documents her long and winding trip through Italy (eat), India (pray), Bali (love) after a soul-crushing divorce. Here's a quote:
Just for a few months of one’s life, is it so awful to travel through time with no greater ambition than to find the next lovely meal? Or to learn how to speak a language for no higher purpose than it pleases your ear to hear it? Or to nap in a garden, in a patch of sunlight, in the middle of the day, right next to your favorite fountain? And then to do it again the next
I'm pretty sure you know where I stand on that.