Thereâ€™s a wonderful joke about a Jewish guy in a confessional that canâ€™t be repeated on a family blog like lct. In violation of every tenet of the Comicsâ€™ Code of Honor, I will give away the payoff here: â€œIâ€™m telling everybody!â€
Right now, Iâ€™m telling everybody about a marvelous new book Iâ€™m reading. Itâ€™s called Eat, Pray, Love : One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, a picaresque memoir of the writer Elizabeth Gilbertâ€™s post-divorce search for pleasure, the divine and her attempt to strike a balance between the two.
This book has particular resonance for me at the moment, but itâ€™s so charmingly written, so self-deprecatingly honest . . . just so damn human, really, that I can recommend it to anyone in any life situation.
Liz, you are my guru. And Iâ€™m telling everybody.