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Eat, Pray, Love A celebrated writer s 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 want a 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 world all 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 way unexpectedly An intensely articulate and moving memoir of self discovery, Eat, Pray, Love is about what can happen when you claim responsibility for your own contentment and stop trying to live in imitation of society s ideals It is certain to touch anyone who has ever woken up to the unrelenting need for change.

10 thoughts on “Eat, Pray, Love

  1. says:

    Wow, this book took me on a roller coaster ride I couldn t decide if I loved it or hated it and it seemed like every few pages I d go from thinking Gilbert was delightfully witty to thinking this was the most horribly self absorbed person t

  2. says:

    WHY I cringe to think why so many women want to feel that this was a true spiritual journey It was a pre paid journey The woman starts off with telling us over and over about how painful her divorce was, however she dismisses how it ever came t

  3. says:

    Eat Pray Love is the monologue of a Neurotic American Princess Liz in her mid thirties The first few chapters background the rest of the book, a confessional that tells how she came to find her 8 year marriage distasteful, realised she wasn t keen

  4. says:

    Don t bother with this book.It took me nearly a year to finish it I was so disgusted by the writer s apparent lack of awareness of her own privilege, her trite observations, and the unbelievably shallow way in which she represents a journey initiated b

  5. says:

    I am embarrassed to read this book in public The title and the flowery, pasta y cover screams, I m a book that contains the relentless rants of a neurotic 34 year old woman So, I m afraid that the strangers on the Metro will think I identify with her.But i

  6. says:

    This was one of those books I will read over and over again All those cynics out there who criticize Gilbert for writing a too cutesy memoir that seems beyond belief and who claim that she is selfish for leaving her responsibility are clearly missing the point

  7. says:

    I found this book unbelievably phoney.I hated this so much that I got up early this morning to finish it and gave my copy to the library and honestly, I m not too proud of that.To me it just felt so insincere that there s no chance I would have made it past the se

  8. says:

    Shallow, self indulgent and mired in the sort of liberal American obsession with oriental exoticism that is uniquely offensive because it is treated as enobling by its purveyors She treats the rest of the world as though it exists for the consumption of jaded, rich, w

  9. says:

    3 1 3 to be safe and happy in life intelligence, friendship, strength, and poetry 200

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    14 septemper 2014 13 5 2015

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About the Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is an award winning writer of both fiction and non fiction Her short story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN Hemingway award, and her novel Stern Men was a New York Times notable book Her 2002 book The Last American Man was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critic s Circle Award Her memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, spent 57 weeks in the 1