Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
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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. Following a divorce and a crushing depression, she sets out to examine three different aspects of her nature, set against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and balance in Indonesia.
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When I started reading, I wasn't sure what to make of it, but I kept reading. The first thing that stood out to me was that the author had a love affair right after (or even during?) a difficult divorce. Later, she doesn't even manage to spend that entire year in celibacy like she sets out to do. Hm.
Even though she says she won't tell about the failure of her marriage, she keeps giving us bits and pieces. Either tell us the whole thing or leave it all out!
What I did like was that even though she has a totally screwed image of who God is, at least she lays out what she thinks and defines what she means.
It's unfortunate how she falls for the new-agey spiritually stuff. I hope she'll continue her journey to find the truth eventually.
What made it a bit more interesting for me to read was that I can relate to living for a few months in a different environment/different country, not exactly like a tourist, but more like a short term resident.
Unfortunately, the book didn't have as much substance as I would have hoped, covering her journey through three countries and the time frame of about a year. Another book I read recently, "13 Little Blue Envelopes" was far more interesting that way.
I'm handing this book over at the Book Club meeting today to be used for a silent auction box.
After we discussed it at Book Club, LittleWhiteBird passed this copy to me to hold onto for one of the auction boxes we're putting together to raise money for the April 15-17, 2011 BookCrossing Convention in Washington, D.C. My own copy will be in there too, along with several others, to make up a whole discussion package for other book clubs.
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