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Eat Pray Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert
non fiction
From The Jacket:A celebrated writers irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She had everything an educated, ambitious American woman was supposed to wanta husband, a house, a successful career. But instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed with panic, grief, and confusion. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. In order to give herself the time and space to find out who she really was and what she really wanted, she got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the worldall alone. "Eat, Pray, Love" is the absorbing chronicle of that year. Her aim was to visit three places where she could examine one aspect of her own nature set against the backdrop of a culture that has traditionally done that one thing very well. In Rome, she studied the art of pleasure, learning to speak Italian and gaining the twenty-three happiest pounds of her life. India was for the art of devotion, and with the help of a native guru and a surprisingly wise cowboy from Texas, she embarked on four uninterrupted months of spiritual exploration. In Bali, she studied the art of balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. She became the pupil of an elderly medicine man and also fell in love the best wayunexpectedly. An intensely articulate and moving memoir of self-discovery, "Eat, Pray, Love" isabout what can happen when you claim responsibility for your own contentment and stop trying to live in imitation of societys ideals. It is certain to touch anyone who has ever woken up to the unrelenting need for change.
I was expecting to like this book, but overall found it boring. Elizabeth Gilbert is a gifted writer, I simply found it difficult to relate to her experiences and struggled with the level of detail at times.
by-Lara 2010/08/31, 05:54 PM
I found this to be an excellent read and would definitely recommend. It was comforting to know someone else shared some of my fears and feelings. Very inspiring book.
by-Cindy 2010/08/30, 07:30 PM
This is a true story of one woman’s struggle to find herself after going through a difficult divorce. She spends a year traveling to three different countries; Italy, India and Indonesia. At first I didn’t like this book but as I continued to read, it grew on me. It was definitely worth reading.
by-Jennifer 2010/08/23, 05:32 PM
 
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