Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything

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Bloomsbury, 2010 - India - 349 pages
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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: GENERAL. 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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User Review  - Christina_E_Mitchell - LibraryThing

First off, I'm going to tell you what I did not like about the book. I did not like that she ended up with her "and they lived happily ever after" story. This is pure, flagrant, petty jealousy on my ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jewel.Barnett - LibraryThing

This is one of my favorite books and I loved the movie as well. This is a book for anyone who is searching for themselves. I loved the journey she took. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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, Committed, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, and The Signature of All Things. Her memoir Eat, Pray, Love, was adapted into a movie starring Julia Roberts. She will be featured at the Sydney Writers Festival in March 2016.

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