In response to the first question -- Why this book, why now? -- she said, matter-of-fact: "I wanted to write a book about a woman whose life was not destroyed by her sexual activity."
With that, she had my attention, along with several hundred people (99% female) gathered at the Sebastopol Community Center, despite the sweltering heat, to catch some of her magic wisdom.
And indeed, wisdom was dispensed.
Pearls like ...
At the end of the day, we are all just walking ourselves home.
Suffering is universal; your task is to turn your suffering into something.
Who would you be without your life? (A nod to Byron Katie, a source of Gilbert's inspiration, along with Glennon Doyle )
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