Talk:Elizabeth Gilbert

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Confusing Statements[edit]

Reading the Background section, I have found the following statements/words to be confusing.

"after which she lived the life of a literary vagabond "

What is a literary vagabond?-there is no external/internal link for this or cite.

"experiencing life as a cook, a waitress, and a magazine lackey"

What is a "magazine lackey"?

I understand that the author is explaining that the subject(Gilbert) was employed at various jobs in order to produce lived-experience and or inspiration for her book, but the above terms are confusing within an encyclopedia, and may not conform to NPOV.

Thanks very much --Count of Cascadia (talk) 01:45, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

EEEK[edit]

This article should be deleted. Not because it's factually wrong. No, it should be deleted because it is so poorly written. I'd fix it, but I find Gilbert to be such an overweening narcissistic hack she doesn't deserve a well written entry. So - never mind - let it stand. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.27.105.234 (talk) 03:11, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

default state for the "Influences" field of the {{Infobox Writer}}[edit]

Sorry if this belongs on some technical or "help" page, known to those who know [best] how and where to ask this kind of question.

I added an "Influences" field to the {{Infobox Writer}} for this article. It seems to now default to the "hide" state (with a little link, labeled "show", to toggle it to the "show" state). There may be a way to cause the "show" state to be the default (then, it will probably have a little link labeled "hide", to toggle it to the "hide" state).

But I am not familiar with how to cause that to happen.

(In the case of this article, the "Influences" field, when toggled to the "show" state, only takes up one line -- so actually, I think it would be fine if [just for this article, not necessarily for all "other" articles that use the same {{Infobox}} or template or whatever it is called], we could arrange for the default to be the "show" state, without even any "hide" link. Who would have a need to "hide" a one-line "Influences" field?)

Thanks for any advice, including where (else) to post this question, or to post a link to here. :-) --Mike Schwartz (talk) 08:50, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

I've had a quick look at the code and it doesn't presently support changing the default collapsing state. However, fortunately I've just requested sync with a code overhaul for said template which does, by adding | expand = yes. This should be operational once the editprotected request is completed. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 12:07, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Something is missing[edit]

Gilbert clearly indicates that her divorce was painful and that pain led her to do many things (to put it very mildly!). Yet the article gives no information about her divorce. When was her divorce? Who did she divorce, was he someone that we know about, author? artist? What was the nature of the divorce, long and protracted? If this was such a traumatic event that led to a 2 novels, movie and many other artistic works what happened?????? V Schauf (talk) 01:58, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

want the true story? Look at:

      http://dalrock.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/eat-pray-love-where-are-they-now/  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 205.56.181.194 (talk) 23:54, 9 August 2013 (UTC) 

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