Allison Janney's Bookshelf
By Elizabeth Gilbert
I wanted to read this memoir because I'm newly single, West Wing has ended, and I'm in this place of wanting to explore what else is out there. I admire Gilbert's bravery to leave a relationship that didn't make sense anymore, to face the possibility of being alone. She wasn't willing to settle. Like her, I've always wanted to learn to speak one of the Romance languages and see a bit more of the world, but I'd be a little daunted to leave everything and travel to three foreign countries in one year, as she did. I'm more of an armchair tourist. I love the way she writes, and she's inspired me to travel the world. Or think about traveling. For now, I'm living vicariously through her.