Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir

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Penguin, Mar 29, 2016 - Self-Help - 240 pages
New York Times Bestseller -- True stories inspired by one of the most iconic, beloved, bestselling books of our time, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
 
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love has become a worldwide phenomenon, empowering millions of readers to set out on paths they never thought possible, in search of their own best selves. Here, in this candid and captivating collection, nearly fifty of those readers—people as diverse in their experiences as they are in age and background—share their stories. The journeys they recount are transformative—sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, but always deeply inspiring.

Eat Pray Love
helped one writer to embrace motherhood, another to come to terms with the loss of her mother, and yet another to find peace with not wanting to become a mother at all. One writer, reeling from a difficult divorce, finds new love overseas; another, a lifelong caregiver, is inspired to take an annual road trip, solo. A man leaves seminary, embraces his sexual identity, and forges a new relationship with God. A woman goes to divinity school and grapples with doubt and belief. One writer’s search for the perfect pizza leads her to New Zealand and off-the-grid homesteading, while another, in overcoming an eating disorder, redefines her relationship not only with food but with herself. Some writers face down devastating illness and crippling fears, and others step out of their old lives to fulfill long-held dreams of singing, acting, writing, teaching, and learning.

Entertaining and enlightening, Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It is a celebration for fans old and new. What will Eat Pray Love make you do?
 

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Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir

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With an introduction by Elizabeth Gilbert, this collection of 47 short essays on how her bestselling book changed the writers’ lives will be of interest to the author’s fans as well as to others ... Read full review

EAT PRAY LOVE MADE ME DO IT: Life Journeys Inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert's Bestselling Memoir

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Grateful readers tell why Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir became such a phenomenal success. After Eat Pray Love was published in 2006, the author was overwhelmed by readers who told her that the book had ... Read full review

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HAPPY WIFE HAPPY LIFE Lisa Becker
REACHING MY BOILING POINT Tina Donvito
IMPERFECTLY ENLIGHTENED Shannon Sykes Westgate
ADVENTUROUS WOMAN Laurna Strikwerda
PENNY PRAYERS Aimee Halfpenny
FAILURE TO FREEDOM Linsi Broom
SOMEONE LIKE ME Sandra Roussy
LIVING WELL Nosipho Kota
OUT OF THE ASHES Regan Spencer
FALL RISK Karstee Davis
READ ME YOUR STORY MANDY Amanda Whitten
OUT OF THE DARK Danielle Rhinehart
SEEK HEAL GROW Jen Flick
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Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big MagicEat Pray Love, and The Signature of All Things, as well as several other internationally bestselling books of fiction and nonfiction. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her latest novel, City of Girls, comes out in June, 2019.

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