Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Penguin Publishing Group | January 30, 2007 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.
A transformational journey through Italy, India, and Bali searching for pleasure and devotion—the massive bestseller from the author of The Signature of All Things

This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls “Anne Lamott’s hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister”) is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.

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Published: January 30, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101010916

ISBN - 13: 9781101010914

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert ome people that read this book found the main character (the author) quite annoying. I, on the other hand didn’t find this was the case. Her character is what made the story interesting whether people realize that or not. Because of her flamboyancy and the way she handled things, as well as how she ranted on about things. I started this book not really having any idea what it would be like, and I found reading Gilbert’s story was very inspiring. Travelling is something I have always wanted to do so learning about the places she went was pretty cool. The fact that it’s divided into three separate parts each for one place and one task – as you can see by the title – sat well in my mind. Even though I do more eating than praying or loving, each section I felt I could connect with in some way. Because the novel is realistic it was more appealing to me, especially the parts in India where Liz was meditating. Overall it was an interesting life story about a curious woman, who finally got the happiness she wanted in the end. I think I’ll give it a great 4 OUT OF 5. I had fun with the story. Check out my book review blog! http://insubstanial.blogspot.ca/
Date published: 2013-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eat Pray Love First of all, let me state that I was very hesitant to read this book. I'm not generally into "chick lit". I mean, you'll never catch me with a Danielle Steele book in my hand and threw the first Shopoholic book down in digust a third of the way through; and I almost never give up on a book once I start it. The other thing that made me hesitate was that I was afraid that it would be preachy. I hate being told what to think or how to live which is why I don't get along well with religion as a general rule. I was very relieved, however, to discover that this book wasn't like that at all. It was an honest, sometimes brutally honest, and open recounting of Liz's journey from total despair and near-suicide to happiness and self-acceptance. She tells us her own understanding of the world and of God and how that evolved and continues to evolve as well as some of the teachings of those that she seeks out but never attempts to tell us that her way is THE right way. I was surprised to find that she and I share a lot of the same ideas about God and spirituality. Her story has given me a lot to think about and has made me look at myself in a different way. She also recounts her revelation that it's okay to do some things just for the pleasure of it. She spends four months in Italy doing just that. Her heart and psyche were so heavy with the burdens of life that she had forgotten to love herself until she learned to let go. It's something that more us need to learn. I have to admit that what she did is certainly unrealistic for most of us. I mean, how many of us are privileged enough to be able to walk away from our lives for a year to "find ourselves". This doesn't mean that we can't be inpired by her though. There are so many small things that can take away from this. What is wrong with enrolling in a class just for the fun of it; a new language, cooking, painting, poetry..........something that makes our heart soar....... Yes she has given me something to think about, right at a time when I really needed it too. Fate? I'm really glad that I overcame my hesitation and picked up the book. I recommend it to everone.
Date published: 2010-08-18

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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 30, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101010916

ISBN - 13: 9781101010914

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A transformational journey through Italy, India, and Bali searching for pleasure and devotion—the massive bestseller from the author of The Signature of All Things

This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls “Anne Lamott’s hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister”) is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.