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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
Eat Pray Love One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy India and Indonesia
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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 thre...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143118428
ISBN-10: 0143118420
Publication Date: 6/29/2010
Pages: 352
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 203 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
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I've tried very hard to finish this book. I hate not to finish something I've started and I may make it yet. But this has to be one of the worst books I've come across in a long time. I picked it up because I was blinded by the hype, I admit. I thought there had to something interesting in this woman's year of self-discovery, especially to such diverse countries. She pretty much sums it up herself though when she says "What I'm alarmed to find in meditation is that my mind is actually not that interesting a place, after all." And I'm sorry to say, neither is this book. I don't think I'll buy any of the perfume either.
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I didn't expect much from this book because of all the hype. I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, the author was self-absorbed and the cause of most of her problems, that was the point. This book was her story of her journey, how could it not be self absorbed?

It appears that after her year of introspection she discovered it wasn't anyone elses fault she didn't like her life and figured out what she wanted. Ok, so she had the ability to indulge a year of her life to try to figure things out - lucky her. However, many people spend their entire lives try and never figure out how to balance their checkbook let alone how to be content. Good for her.

I liked her friendly humerous style of writing and found this to be quite a pleasant read. While I am not consumed with the desire to run off to an asharam in India I wouldn't mind a few months in Italy.
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A shallow, self-absorbed woman with a book advance writes about a long vacation. I did not like the main character at all and after reading this cetainly don't plan to see the movie. Plus, as I understand it she milked it for a sequel with her lover turned husband.

This woman reminded me of the woman who wrote Julie and Julia (Julie Powell), another self-absorbed woman whose book I did not enjoy.

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  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Not as good as I was led to believe. There are parts that were very insightful. However, I sometimes found myself bored & forcing myself to finish reading the book.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Took me a while to get through this, as this was my latest "filler" book. Not as gripping as some previous biographies I've read, but definitely worth the investment of time and the spiritual blessing you'll get from the triune of perspectives from her three destinations.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Yes, I read the whole thing. Before I saw the movie. And there were some things I wish they'd kept in the movie, which of course was watered down for the masses.

Not a bad read at all.

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