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

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Penguin, Jan 30, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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A transformational journey through Italy, India, and Bali searching for pleasure and devotion—the massive bestseller from the author of The Signature of All Things and the forthcoming Big Magic 

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 “Anne Lamott’s hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister”) is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.


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Eat, Pray, Love gained some notoriety a while ago – according to the other reviews, this is apparently due to, or the fault of, Oprah – but I managed to evade actually reading it. In recent weeks ... Read full review

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the whole time i read this book, i could never decide whether i liked it or not. half the time i felt the author was annoying and self-absorbed and the other half of the time i found her to be on a ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of a short story collection, Pilgrims-a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and winner of the 1999 John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares-and a novel, Stern Men. A Pushcart Prize winner and National Magazine Award-nominated journalist, she works as writer-at-large for GQ. Her journalism has been published in Harper's Bazaar, Spin, and The New York Times Magazine, and her stories have appeared in Esquire, Story, and the Paris Review.

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