Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I liked this book better than I thought I would.
When this book first came out and Liz Gilbert (I am using the more familiar 'Liz' because that is what she uses in the book) was doing Oprah and other junkets I was in the wrong place to be excited about a book written by someone who had left her marriage. Having just been the one who was left behind minus the publisher sponsored year-long trip to exotic places, I believe the word 'bitter' could be used appropriately.
My curiosity about the book remained and as I healed and gained peace and energy in my new life I allowed myself the rare treat of buying a book to read in a college town's quaint bookstore. I am glad I did.
Her journey through a year of healing was profound at times and downright hilarious at others. I found more in common with the first third and therefore enjoyed it the most. Although I have never been to Italy I can certainly find a common chord with healing through eating. I have less in common with meditation and yoga or finding a Brazilian soulmate in Bali (althouth I am open to the idea).
As I am not one who can read more than one book at a time, I am glad I took a break from the ministry-related fare I have lined up on my bookcases. And maybe I won't wait three years before I read her latest about marrying the Brazilian soulmate.
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