If we haven’t talked enough about Eat, Pray, Love today (Have you heard of it? it’s a book that turned into a movie starring Julia Roberts.), we have one more related comment: The XX Factor posted a Bloggingheads video interview between non-fiction author Susan Orlean and Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love). The authors discuss being “women writers”, and why there are so few: Orlean wonders if “men are a lot better at putting their blinkers on and doing nothing but their work.”, and Gilbert adds that more women find themselves taking care of other people while simultaneously pursuing their work.
Do you think this is true? Are women more burdened by their families and friends than men? Are men less easily distracted by their loved ones and life responsibilities?
(via XX Factor)