Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

by Elizabeth Gilbert | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 9780143038412 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tobysrus of Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on 2/17/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by tobysrus from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, February 17, 2008
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Plagued with despair after a nasty divorce, the author, in her early 30s, divides a year equally among three dissimilar countries, exploring her competing urges for earthly delights and divine transcendence. First, pleasure: savoring Italy's buffet of delights--the world's best pizza, free-flowing wine and dashing conversation partners--Gilbert consumes la dolce vita as spiritual succor. "I came to Italy pinched and thin," she writes, but soon fills out in waist and soul. Then, prayer and ascetic rigor: seeking communion with the divine at a sacred ashram in India, Gilbert emulates the ways of yogis in grueling hours of meditation, struggling to still her churning mind. Finally, a balancing act in Bali, where Gilbert tries for equipoise "betwixt and between" realms, studies with a merry medicine man and plunges into a charged love affair. Sustaining a chatty, conspiratorial tone, Gilbert fully engages readers in the year's cultural and emotional tapestry--conveying rapture with infectious brio, recalling anguish with touching candor--as she details her exotic tableau with history, anecdote and impression.
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So many of my friends were raving about this book that I just had to read it. I enjoyed it very much. It was a quick read as chapters were short and moved along briskly. I don't think I'd have any desire to spend as much time in each locale as the author did, but I liked the premise overall. I would recommend this book to friends.

Journal Entry 2 by jazz-ee2 from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, April 21, 2008
Picked up at the BookCrossing Convention, another book from the delectable tobysrus which comes highly recommended as 'the one everyone is reading!' and a great read to boot. It looks a really great book, and I can't wait to dip into it.

UPDATE 15 January 2011:
I ended up with 2 copies of this book, so passing this on for someone else to enjoy.

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Taken to the Nottingam Bookcrossing meet. If not picked from the table, will be left on the shelves of this fabulous OBCZ.

Journal Entry 3 by waderwoman at on Saturday, January 15, 2011
I have heard so much about this book I though Id best give it a go,.I was pleased to spot it at a very jolly happy friendly meet up at a lovely new venue.

Journal Entry 4 by waderwoman at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (9/23/2011 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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If you are reading this then you have found me!
Please do a journal entry-Thanks xx
I saw this on JemmaJ's wishlist so am taking it along to the Uncon! If no longer wanted I will pop it on the book buffet

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Journal Entry 5 by wingJemmaJwing at A fellow BookCrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Friday, September 23, 2011
Many thanks...love having faces to names! I look forward to reading this book! Removing from Wishlist now!

Journal Entry 6 by wingJemmaJwing at The Mathisen Centre in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 21, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (4/21/2012 UTC) at The Mathisen Centre in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom

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Left at The Mathisen Centre in Bradville; hoping that it will find a new home!

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