Published by Penguin Books on Jan. 30, 2007
Genres: Nonfiction, World or cultural
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Meh. It didn't live up to the hype for me.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
“In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want–husband, country home, successful career–but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she felt consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and of what she found in their place. Following a divorce and a crushing depression, Gilbert set out to examine three different aspects of her nature, set against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.”
I really wanted to finish this book before the movie came out. Life got in the way and it took me a loong time to finish. It started out great as I most enjoyed the Eat part of the book but my interest started to wane by the time the end came around. In fact, I was so bored by the end, I didn’t even care to watch the movie.
If you liked Eat Pray Love and books that travel the world, then you may also like to read about:
* the Around the World in 80 Books Reading Challenge I am doing
* Here We Are & There We Go by Jill Dobbe (parents who are teachers overseas and their journey through 4 countries with their young family)
* The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner
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What did you think of Eat, Pray, Love? If you could take a year off to travel, where would you go? I hope to hear your thoughts and as always, happy reading!