Elizabeth Gilbert to Appear at Unity Village

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Author Elizabeth Gilbert will appear at Unity Village on October 6 for an evening lecture and VIP Reception.

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She has an awful lot of humor and charm, and she's one of those few writers who writes the way she talks.

Author Elizabeth Gilbert will appear at Unity Village on October 6 for an evening lecture and VIP Reception. Elizabeth Gilbert is most famous for her recent book "Eat, Pray, Love." The book profiles the year she spent traveling around the world in search of personal restoration after a difficult divorce. "Eat, Pray, Love" has exploded in popularity with readers across the planet and has been published in over 30 languages with more than five million copies in print. It has been warmly embraced by critics and readers alike.

The lecture, entitled ''Meet Eat, Pray, Love Author - Elizabeth Gilbert,'' will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, at the Unity Village Activities Center southeast of Kansas City, MO. During the talk, Elizabeth Gilbert will provide a firsthand account of her travels and life experiences, which are profiled in her award-winning books and articles. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Tickets are $38 (plus a processing fee).

Following her public presentation, Elizabeth Gilbert will be on hand to mingle with guests and sign books during a private VIP Reception. This event will begin at 8:30. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served and only 150 tickets will be sold. The cost is $85 (plus a processing fee). This ticket price includes admission to the lecture earlier in the evening.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (816)251-3540 or visit http://www.spiritpathonline.org/eatpraylove .

Unity helps people of all faiths apply positive spiritual principals in their daily lives. The organization touches millions of people each year through a non-denominational prayer ministry called Silent Unity, publications such as Daily Word and Unity Magazine and SpiritPath classes and retreat programs. Unity Village, the world headquarters for the Unity movement, is located at M-350 Highway and Colbern Road (1901 NW Blue Parkway), near Lee's Summit, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.unityonline.org .

Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of the number one bestselling memoir "Eat, Pray, Love." She is also the author of ''Stern Men, Pilgrims and The Last American Man.'' In addition to writing novels, she is a journalist, her GQ essay about her bartending days became the movie "Coyote Ugly," and "Eat, Pray, Love" is being developed as a movie staring Julia Roberts. Oprah Winfrey calls Elizabeth a "rock star author." Author Annie Proulx calls her "a writer of incandescent talent." A New York Magazine editor calls her the "queen of quirk" and goes on to say, "She has an awful lot of humor and charm, and she's one of those few writers who writes the way she talks." For more information, visit http://www.elizabethgilbert.com/ .

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