Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert on why everyone is a sweetheart

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Liz Gilbert's latest book, City of Girls, is a sexy romp that features 1940s showgirls and a 19-year-old named Vivian Morris who is out of her depth. Picture: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Liz Gilbert's latest book, City of Girls, is a sexy romp that features 1940s showgirls and a 19-year-old named Vivian Morris who is out of her depth. Picture: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
We're counting down the hours to our online event with Elizabeth Gilbert. There's still time to book tickets. And to whet your appetite here's a video message to YOU readers from the Eat Pray Love author and a fun interview we did with her last year.

Favourite place in the whole world

The beach, being next to any warm ocean.

What makes you laugh?

Infantile, scatological humour.

What makes you spitting mad?

The current situation in the United States makes me pretty furious.

Most treasured possession:

My apartment in New York. I now own 600 square feet (55m²) of the city that I love.

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What word do you tend to overuse?

Sweetheart. Now that I’m getting older I think I can call everyone sweetheart.

Is it true you grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Connecticut?

Yes, it’s true. My parents still own it.

Biggest regret:

That I’m in every moment unable to forgive myself for all my regrets.

What do you know now that you wish you’d known at age 20?

That there’s essentially nothing wrong with me. I still forget that sometimes.

Elizabeth will be in conversation with author Yewande Omotoso in an online event hosted by YOU in collaboration with Jonathan Ball on Wednesday, 30 September at 7 pm. Find out more here

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