Eat, Pray, Love Author Elizabeth Gilbert Confronts Her Karaoke Fears – for a Good Cause

Eat, Pray, Love Author Elizabeth Gilbert Confronts Her Karaoke Fears – for a Good Cause

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Eat, Pray, Love Author Elizabeth Gilbert Confronts Her Karaoke Fears – for a Good CauseTerrified of singing in front of a crowd of strangers? So is Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert.

But in preparation for her upcoming book, Big Magic, which encourages readers to face their fears, Gilbert decided to practice what she preaches. Which is how she ended up singing “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on a New York City karaoke stage.

After sharing her experience on Facebook, readers demanded video evidence. Without any to offer, Gilbert decided to confront her karaoke fears again – but for a price.

The author challenged readers to raise $10,000 for the charity BlinkNow, and Gilbert promised to match the donations and offer up a video of her belting out the Bonnie Tyler hit. As of performance time, a total of over $110,000 had been raised for charity, and Gilbert delivered the goods.

See below for her performance on N.Y.C.’s Queen of the Night stage, and click here to learn more about BlinkNow and donate to the cause.

 

“Faithfully”

“Total Eclipse”

Video from the Sydney Opera House

Video from the Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House Interview

After the massive success of her 2006 memoir, Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert spoke in conversation with Caroline Baum about the pressures and expectations of commercial success, fame, and the inevitable question of what comes next.  Click here to watch the video.

Liz’s New Book

Liz’s New Book

 

I just finished the first draft of my new novel, THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS. The book tells the story of a 19th century female botanical explorer, and in order to write it, I had to become a 21rst century botanical explorer. Here I am on the top of an extinct volcano in French Polynesia, looking for moss in the rain. It’s been a wonderful journey, writing this book. Can’t wait to bring it forth.

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