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

759 Ratings: 1.1
A book by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Emotionally wrung-out from her divorce, the painful ending of a subsequent love affair, and a general, long-standing feeling of malaise, novelist and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert decides to recharge herself through a year's worth of travel, believing … see full wiki

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Genre: Memoir, Non-fiction
Publisher: Viking Adult
Date Published: February 16, 2006
ISBN: 0670034711
61 reviews about Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for...
review by . December 04, 2010
Eat Pray Love is a wonderful book that I would recommend to any woman.  The main character decides to leave her marriage and in an attempt to find herself, she travels to Italy, India and Indonesia.  In Italy she learns to eat, in India she learns to pray and do yoga with the masters, and then she finds love again while in Indonesia.            
Quick Tip by . September 19, 2013
romantic, sweet, meaningful, let's know what is love, emotion and how to be with the one to make happier life
review by . May 21, 2010
I originally bought this book 1 1/2 years ago at the recommendation of a friend or coworker (I no longer remember who). It sat on my TBR (to be read) shelf until a few months ago when I decided that it was time to get it read. Having just finished it, I wish I could go back to that day in 2008 when it arrived in the mail from Amazon and read it right away. Then again, perhaps I wasn't ready to read it until now.       If that last line sounds like New Age hooey to you, then you …
review by . June 02, 2010
I read every book I find about people moving to foreign countries and starting a new life, Provence, Cortona, New Zealand, etc. So of course, I excitedly grabbed "Eat, Pray, Love" when I first saw it!      Reading this book makes one really want to leave everything behind and embark on a trip, take a chance, meet new people see new things. The writer did just that. The author went to Italy to eat, India to pray and Indonesia to love. But she went to all to seek, learn …
review by . July 03, 2010
Eat, Pray, Love is a delightful indulgence of adventure and discovery. Tales of author Elizabeth Gilbert’s travels through Italy, India and Indonesia are told through a creative arrangement of a “string” of 108 pieces, reflecting the 108 prayer beads of an Indian “japa malas.” Three separate sections, then, represent the three visited countries, as well as a sense of “supreme balance” that Gilbert aimed at attaining through her year-long journey. I bought …
review by . July 06, 2010
If you love to travel and hear about different places all of the world, this is a great read.  The book takes place in three different countries, Italy, India, and Indonesia.  As I read this book, and learned of the author's experiences, it made me think of why I would want to experience the places myself. You get a personal perspective on the destinations and uniqueness of each place. Each country during this journey is a part of the author's emotional change and rediscovery …
review by . June 21, 2010
Alert: This review contains many spoilers!         As I was reading Eat, Pray, Love I really felt a  connection to Gilbert.  In the beginning, she traveled to Italy seeking pleasure after her failed marriage.  After she literally indulged in the Italian culture  she ventured off to India.  Her mission was to seek devotion at the ashram.  At this point, I probably felt strongest connection to her. While at the ashram she describes her vulnerability …
Quick Tip by . April 22, 2011
Narcissistic in the extreme, white middle class fantasy trips, kind of predictable insights, really her video after the book was much better than the book.
review by . July 04, 2010
  Eat Pray Love is such a fitting title for this lovely memoir. The author is oriented towards each of these themes, in one country at a time. The success of her endeavors is inspirational and beautiful. She asks timeless questions and delves into transformational situations that lure the growth she needs after being crushed by a difficult time in her life. Gilbert gives the reader front-row tickets for this journey, to the extent that the reader can benefit in much the same way Gilbert has …
review by . July 13, 2010
    The best thing about this book is how real the author is. She has a moment where she  is on the floor crying, and for me that is very relate-able. I think we all have moments in life where we sort of lose it and just do whatever feels right at the time even if it does not make any sense. This book will help you to take a hard look at yourself and will help you discover some balance. The author takes you through what she did to find herself.      …
review by . August 17, 2010
Tell me that the ennui and despair that author Liz Gilbert describes in her memoir "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia," hasn't been experienced at least once by any modern man/woman in the Western world attempting to juggle and succeed at rearing a family, sustaining a fulfilling marriage and pursuing personal dreams while maintaining a solid sense of self identity. It goes with the territory of growth. Mindful people question the phases and stages …
review by . June 26, 2010
It seems that every good book I read somehow becomes a part of me. I know that "Eat Prey Love" was deeper and more beautiful than I could have fathomed, personally it was enriching, educational and reassuring, not to mention a fun summer read that I'm happy to say I enjoyed tremendously. There are so many books out there and each has a different meaning and reaction, this is not only healing but also a nice reminder that when life is joyous and happy, it means I have succeeded and I need to stay …
Quick Tip by . October 04, 2010
This story made a far better movie than book. The book itself struck me as everything I hate in the genre of memoir: self-indulgence, whining, murky, surface-level prose. But, this is the woman who wrote Coyote Ugly, so....
Quick Tip by . August 09, 2010
It's hard out there for a white woman to exploit other cultures for "meaning" in her difficult life.
Quick Tip by . August 06, 2010
Honest and engaging account of one woman's search for meaning.
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
Unusually original and captivating account of a woman's search for herself.
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
Gilbert writes with such honesty and openness. Her fun-loving attitude shines through and takes you along with her on her journey of healing and self-discovery.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Takes a little bit to get into but awesome book once you get rolling.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
This book changed my life!! I followed Elizabeth journey and found freedom, my voice, and a new perspective on life.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
Great book for inspiration!
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Good read
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
It started out okay, but then she started going on and on about her ex...that's when I stopped reading...might go back to it.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
The Italy part was the best! Quick read, sentimental story.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Loved this book! Who hasn't wanted to leave everything behind and just go eat??!! (My favorite part of the book!) Can't wait to see Julia Roberts portrayal in the movie version.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
I never got through the entire book - really hoping the movie is better.
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