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Eat, Pray, Love

One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
Gilbert, Elizabeth (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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A transformational journey through Italy, India, and Bali searching for pleasure and devotion#151;the massive bestseller from the author of The Signature of All Things This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls #147;Anne Lamott's hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister") is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.
Authors: Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
Title: Eat, pray, love
one woman's search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006
Local Note: ck (3/06)
ISBN: 0143038419
0670034711
9780143038412
9780670034710
Branch Call Number: Non-F 910.4 Gil
Statement of Responsibility: Elizabeth Gilbert
Subject Headings: Travel writers United States Biography Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969- Travel
Topical Term: Travel writers
LCCN: 2005042435
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May 31, 2014
  • jennrose rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Eat.Pray.Puke.

Apr 23, 2014
  • MagicTune rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it! Couldn't put it down. She is a wonderful writer.

Jan 28, 2014
  • JackieFC13 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

** spoiler alert ** I LOVED the first section. Italy! It was my favorite chapter so far in the book. (I have just finished India). You were really grabbed by the character and had trouble putting it down. It was funny, actual laugh out loud funny! You were interested in her well-being and couldn't turn the next page fast enough. Her experiences were heart warming and fun. If you have be broken up after a break up you could understand what she was going through and what better way to get over someone than to go to Italy and eat, drink and have a good time.

Then we hit India. THe first several chapters were interesting because, to be honest, I didn't really understand where she was going until she really explained. However, after the first couple of chapters it became somewhat painful. I understand that it is an incredibly spiritual experience and what she went through during that time was difficult. It required an immense amount of concentration and devotion. However, after several chapter, after getting to the middle of it all, I was annoyed. It was just her, going on, and on and on. Which I guess when you are in an Ashram day after day there isn't a whole lot to talk about in 36 chapters. Not my favorite section. I'm hoping Bali will be a little more gripping.

And it was! It was more of a story with a wonderful love story intertwined with her every day. It was wonderful! The Bali portion of her journey left me smiling and the ending did too. It is a great summer book, again India was rough, but the Bali section more than made up for it and it still has me smiling. Its a wonderful story and again a great summer light read, minus India. I recommend it to anyone who wants a great chick, summer, fun, travel story that leaves you smiling

I was not inspired by this book. I only read it because I wanted to see the movie but that sucked to dont waste your time. I have read about people that have more integrity than this nutcase. If your'e the type of female that has control issues and cannot handle being alone without a man than this is the book for you. The author just rants and raves.complains. about herself and claims to get enlightened by spending 3 months in India which is nonsense. It usually takes a lot longer. My impression of this author is that all she wants is attention and needs a shrink. The book should be labeled Eat wish upon a star and have sex.

Dec 02, 2013
  • Lauraparr rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I have been meaning to read this book for years! I am not disappointed although I found the India part a little uninteresting and long but I guess it was an essential part of her journey. E. Gilbert's writing is very honest and touching which makes this book a great read. Her evolution as a person is incredible and very inspiring.

Mar 14, 2013
  • ITC rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Started reading it then ended up just skimming through it. She got paid to do this?? Why??. It's okay for people to take on these typed of adventures, but why should others care. Boring read.

Dec 17, 2012
  • missbarnes_maldenYA rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's too bad the book didn't have James Franco in it, like the movie!

Aug 16, 2012
  • sonjaherndon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Such a great book. So motivational, and awakening. I recommend this book to anyone thinking about a fresh start.

Jul 12, 2012
  • dallawaym rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gilbert bares her soul truthfully in this book (at least one would hope it's truthfully). How many of us would openly admit to sucking the soul from one's partnert?
Anyone who has ever been through an unexpected a divorce should read this, if only to perchance dream that your life could be so amusingly perfect post-divorce.

Jul 09, 2012
  • ngustine rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This may be the worst book ever written. Vapid, pointless, self-aggrandizing, sickening; these adjectives cannot begin to convey how bad the taste the author leaves in my mouth. Her fame over this book is unwarranted.

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Traces the author's decision to quit her job and travel the world for a year after suffering a midlife crisis and divorce, a journey that took her to three places in her quest to explore her own nature and learn the art of spiritual balance. 352p.

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Oct 19, 2010
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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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May 19, 2010
  • redwallflower rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle.

The love that moves the sun and the other stars."
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love

"You got to stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone 'oughtta be."
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love

May 19, 2010
  • redwallflower rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person's body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings."
— Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia)

"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it."
— Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia)

May 19, 2010
  • redwallflower rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Dear me, how I love a library."
— Elizabeth Gilbert

"Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit."
— Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia)

"Tis' better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else's perfectly."
— Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia)

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