I love, love, love Elizabeth Gilbert.  Like most other people in my demographic, I read and identified with Eat, Pray, Love. Earlier this year, I attended a lecture led by Gilbert, and she is just as funny and wise as I hoped she would be.

Check out a video of her talking about the creative process at the 2009 TED conference.

You might also be interested to know that she and her husband have an import store called Two Buttons.