Laura Fraser is the author of the NYT-bestselling travel memoir, An Italian Affair, which was published long before Eat, Pray, Love, and left out the “pray” part. Her new book, All Over the Map, includes an affair with a Brazilian, but she does not marry him.

As Elizabeth Gilbert’s stock soars, and readers are whipped into a Jonathan Franzen frenzy, Laura Fraser examines Chick Lit versus Dude Lit.

Amid the flu hysteria, Americans currently south of the border weigh the risks of leaving town or staying put. Laura Fraser reports from her part-time home in San Miguel de Allende.

Women are taking butchery classes and embracing the new compassionate meat-eating ethos. Will a new study showing the health risks of red meat for women send us scurrying back to the salad bar?