Like millions of others, the book Eat, Pray, Love had a profound impact on me. So it was with much anticipation that I awaited Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Committed, which just hit the shelves this week.

Along with friends Kathi and Gladys, I took in the atmosphere at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square this week as Gilbert launched her book tour.  There I spoke with fan Karen Brown, a guy named Joseph, laughed at Gilbert’s Sarah Palin joke and got a vibe that prompted today’s Game Plan: The Elizabeth Gilbert Effect.