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Record executive and record producer. Co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, founder of American Recordings, and former co-president of Columbia Records.
Author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays. Notable works include the novel "The Legend of Bagger Vance" and the non-fiction book "The War of Art".
Writer (GQ, Wired, etc), former LA mag editor-at-large, co-author of Ed Catmull's NYT best-selling book CREATIVITY, INC. (2014) & Jeff Immelt’s HOT SEAT (2021)
American computer scientist. Co-founder of Pixar and former President of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Honored for contributions to 3D computer graphics, including the 2019 ACM Turing Award.
New York Times bestselling author of five books: Steal Like an Artist, Show Your Work!, Keep Going, Steal Like An Artist Journal, and Newspaper Blackout.
A celebrated writer's irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life. <br /><br />Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She had everything an educated, ambitious American woman was supposed to want—a husband, a house, a successful career. But instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed with panic, grief, and confusion. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. <br /><br />To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. In order to give herself the time and space to find out who she really was and what she really wanted, she got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world—all alone. Eat, Pray, Love is the absorbing chronicle of that year. Her aim was to visit three places where she could examine one aspect of her own nature set against the backdrop of a culture that has traditionally done that one thing very well. In Rome, she studied the art of pleasure, learning to speak Italian and gaining the twenty-three happiest pounds of her life. India was for the art of devotion, and with the help of a native guru and a surprisingly wise cowboy from Texas, she embarked on four uninterrupted months of spiritual exploration. In Bali, she studied the art of balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. She became the pupil of an elderly medicine man and also fell in love the best way—unexpectedly. <br /><br />An intensely articulate and moving memoir of self-discovery, Eat, Pray, Love is about what can happen when you claim responsibility for your own contentment and stop trying to live in imitation of society’s ideals. It is certain to touch anyone who has ever woken up to the unrelenting need for change.