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

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2006 - India - 335 pages
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Like many others, around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. Although she had everything an educated, ambitious American woman was supposed to want, including a husband, a home, and a successful career as a magazine writer, she was consumed with panic, grief, and confusion. This is an account of her yearlong worldwide pursuit of pleasure, spiritual devotion, guidance, and what she really wanted out of life.

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The writing was witty and easy to read. - Goodreads
For me, the overall plot of the story bothered me. - Goodreads
I loved the prose of this book. - Goodreads
Great writing style, but self-indulgent to the extreme. - Goodreads
Blend of humor and search for spiritual insights. - Goodreads
loved the premise but couldn't stand the narrator. - Goodreads

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User Review  - SpiritedTruthSeeker - LibraryThing

I resisted reading this at first because there is just something about the author that kind of bugs me... i mean not many of us can have a book about our spiritual awakening trip paid for in advance ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mel Sharif - Goodreads

Ok, so, a highly contested book. Here's a review coming to you from a very thoughtful reader who chewed this book languorously, just because I could and it ended up that way. This book is a memoir ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Elizabeth Gilbert was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on July 18, 1969. She received an undergraduate degree in political science from New York University. After college, she spent several years traveling around the country, working odd jobs and writing short stories. Early in her career, she also worked as a journalist for such publications as Spin, GQ and The New York Times Magazine. An article she wrote in GQ about her experiences bartending on the Lower East Side eventually became the basis for the movie Coyote Ugly. She writes both fiction and nonfiction and her books include the short story collection Pilgrims, Stern Men, The Last American Man, and Committed. Her memoir Eat, Pray, Love, was adapted into a movie starring Julia Roberts and led to Time Magazine naming her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2008. In 2010 Gilbert wrote the follow-up book to Eat, Pray, Love which she entitled, Committed: A Sceptic Makes Peace with Marriage.

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