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Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia Paperback – June 29, 2010
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Here is a woman who shows all the possibly-perceived-as-lacking-substance thoughts of hers and we are throwing tomatoes at her. One thing, she obviously wasn't afraid of that. She wasn't aiming to be coming off as some deeply wise woman but a fumbling girl-woman trying to break out of what she felt was imminent disaster (had she had the baby and delayed her need to find out what she truly wants from her life she might have left not only her husband, but their child, or most probably ending up not leaving out of guilt and becoming crazy instead: exposing her family to that for years; not an uncommon reality). She is not one for anti-depressants, remember.
This memoir falls in the same category as the TV show Sex and the City (of which it was compared to in a review here). Both get trampled for being supposedly superficial, covering the silly plights of city girls who don't know what they want and yet have everything.Read more ›
The book begins with Liz Gilbert questioning her marriage. She ultimately leaves her husband, finds a boyfriend, gets rid of him too and thus starts the quest for God and the meaning of "her" life. She does this by eating her way through Italy, praying and meditating in India, and hanging out and making whoopee in Bali. Initially I loved her insight and wit. I found myself actually laughing out loud at her intuitive commentary; but then I found myself getting bored (and frankly irritated) at her droning on and on about being so sad and devastated, and the pain she was in, and the heartache, and sorrow and misery, ad nauseam. I was waiting for her to describe something truly miserable, heart-breaking or tragic that had happened in her life, but all I found was a woman who went through a couple of failed relationships and acts like she's the only one in the world who's been through it. I kept thinking, good grief, get over yourself girl! I mean, really, the majority of women who go through divorces (or worse) pick themselves up and move on without self-indulgent self-reflection for a week, nonetheless a whole year! Most of the women I know have no time for self-pity, and Liz Gilbert was "The Queen" of self-pity (at least in this book).Read more ›
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I have read this multiple times and usually prior to travelling on my own; its always made me take a deep breath and know I can conquer a lot that is put in front of me. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Elizabeth Woodford
Never wanted to read this because it was so popular. This book was a joy. A travel guide for a spiritual evolution.Published 2 days ago by Melinda Baird
Experience was great!! Book was as described and arrived quickly!!Published 2 days ago by Dolores Thrash
This book is inspiring, grounded, well written, adventurous, and personal on a level I cannot explain. I find myself connected to a deeper meaning of life every time I read it.Published 5 days ago by N. Collins-Lynn
I read this book feeling like I was going through my own crisis and knowing the journey Liz took made dealing with my own a lot more real and genuine.Published 7 days ago by Kehau L
Just did not make a big impression. Main character - somewhat sappy.Published 7 days ago by sylvia dodgen
Wow. I’m not big on memoirs, but this one was calling my name as I traipsed through the library aisles. Read morePublished 9 days ago by KENR