Gilbert, E. (2006). Eat, pray, love: [one woman’s search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia]. New York: Penguin Audio. 9780143058526
As I sought more material for the 2011 Non-Fiction Challenge, I requested Eat, Pray, Love through HCPL. While I hardly recommend watching the movie before reading the book, I saw the film just a month or so before requesting the audio.
Thirty-something Elizabeth “Liz” Gilbert seems to have everything. She’s a successful writer and she’s married. Yet, she is completely miserable. So, after a bitter divorce and a tempestuous relationship with a younger guy, Liz seeks out pleasure and spiritual devotion. She treks through Italy, India, and Indonesia (Bali) during one year and journals her self-discovery.
There were some points I didn’t care for in the book but I’m really pleased that I checked out this audiobook. The book seemed natural and authentic, especially since Liz also narrated. It even led me to check out what is considered a sequel to Eat, Pray, Love. While I don’t agree with her on some spiritual aspects, I appreciated Liz relating her views.
Four Out of Five Pearls
Places: United States, Italy, India, Indonesia, Southeast Asia
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For more on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, check out the following:
- Book Review: Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert | Emlyn Chand
- The Shiny Adventures of a Browncoat Mommy: “Eat, Pray, Love” – A Spoiler-Free Book Review
- Book Review: Eat Pray Love | Life Coaches Blog