Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Nov 16, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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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.

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I tried to read this book a couple of years ago and I didn't make it very far. I decided that since it was decent enough to be adapted for a film starring none other than Julia Roberts herself, I ... Read full review

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Elizabeth Gilbert reminds me of a woman I know, who used to be a close friend. This woman has untreated bipolar disorder and every event in her life is either a serendipitous miracle or a catastrophic ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of a short story collection, Pilgrims (a finalist for the Pen/Hemmingway 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 where she has received two National Magazine Award nominations for feature writing. Elizabeth Gilbert lives in Philadelphia.

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