Sunday, August 15, 2010

{Review} Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert


Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Published Date: Jan 30, 2007
Publisher: Penquin Books
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My rating:
Three Stars

Synopsis: In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want--husband, country home, successful career--but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she felt consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and of what she found in their place. Following a divorce and a crushing depression, Gilbert set out to examine three different aspects of her nature, set against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. (SOURCE)

I bounce back and forth between being fascinated by this book to being ready to be done with it. I guess it's hard for me to relate to a lot of the issues Elizabeth talks about, being that I'm not divorced nor have I ever been married.

That aside, I enjoyed the first 'book' the most. It was fun seeing Italy through the authors eyes. It's always been a dream destination of mine, even more so now.

I liked the funny anecdotes, word definitions and other bits and pieces. The writing was, at times captivating. I'm glad I took the time to read EPL and I'm looking forward to the movie.


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