Thursday 20 August 2009

Eat Pray Love

Title: Eat Pray Love
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: Viking adult
Reading Level: Adult
Rating: 3

At the age of thirty-one, Gilbert moved with her husband to the suburbs of New York and began trying to get pregnant, only to realize that she wanted neither a child nor a husband. Three years later, after a protracted divorce, she embarked on a yearlong trip of recovery, with three main stops: Rome, for pleasure (mostly gustatory, with a special emphasis on gelato); an ashram outside of Mumbai, for spiritual searching; and Bali, for "balancing." These destinations are all on the beaten track, but Gilbert's exuberance and her self-deprecating humor enliven the proceedings: recalling the first time she attempted to speak directly to God, she says, "It was all I could do to stop myself from saying, 'I've always been a big fan of your work.'"

My mom and I read this book together a few years ago, and we really enjoyed it. We saw it on Oprah, and all these women were talking about how it changed their lives. I needed this book to do that for me. Eat Pray Love is one woman's journey to finding herself and what her life is about. I really identified with that at the time. I think it's time to re-read this. I believe we should always be changing and getting better. This book helps you on that quest. It is a true story, and one for those who are looking for themselves. I recommend it to all.


  1. I loved this book! I read it while in Italy...very fitting

  2. One of my friends has read this and says its one of her favourites, I'm yet to pick it up xx


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