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

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Bloomsbury, 2010 - India - 349 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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User Review  - kittyjay - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - katherineemilysmith - LibraryThing

The worst book I have ever read. I would never go so far to say someone got a divorce to write a book; however, it seemed as if everything else she did in this book was to write a book. Huge waste of ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of a short story collection, Pilgrims(a finalist for the Pen/Hemmingway Award), a novel, Stern Menand a book of non fiction,The Last American Man (nominated for the National Book Award and a New York TimesNotable 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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