My all time favourite book!
The Number One international bestseller, Eat, Pray Love is a journey around the world, a quest for spiritual enlightenment and a story for anyone who has battled with divorce, depression and heartbreak.
It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing : pleasure, devotion and balance.
So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace : simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.
About the Author
Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of a short story collection, Pilgrims (a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award), a novel, Stern Men , and a book of non fiction, The Last American Man (nominated for the National Book Award and a New York Times Notable Book for 2002). She is a writer-at-large for American GQ magazine where she has received two National Magazine Award nominations for feature writing. She lives in Philadelphia.
My all time favourite book!
Typical American garbage
A book I didn't want to put down as the author describes her journey in vivid detail, the scenes as well as her reactions and the emotions involved.
I am a frustrated bookworm turned casual reader by busy life, but I find this book easy to get back into even if I have to put it down for a few days! It is well written, entertaining, and examines some interesting ideas. My teenage daughter has also started reading it, and she likes it too!
An honest account of one woman's journey of love given, love lost and love found.
Written with and from the heart ~ Enjoy every smile, laugh and tear. Love is the answer ~ always.
Unfortunately this book failed to live up to its rave reviews and my expectations on what the book was able to deliver. This is not a book I personally would re read, however this book may suit other audiences.
Emerald QLD AU
I just couldn't get into it. The movie was great, but I couldn't image it past the first 6 chapters of this book.
'It's what I'm giving all my girl friends' Julia Roberts 'Every woman should read it' Elle Macpherson 'I adore it' Sophie Dahl 'I loved it ... I could understand her wanting to write the book and her desire to heal' Meg Ryan
Number Of Pages: 349
Published: 1st April 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.289
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition