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

by Elizabeth Gilbert | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0143038419 Global Overview for this book
Registered by LyzzyBee of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 11/7/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, November 07, 2010
13 May 2010 - acquired from The Story Exchange in exchange for... a story

So, the way I got this book was more interesting than the book itself! An artist in Birmingham runs something called The Story Exchange, an informal, occasional event where you go and type out a story on an old-fashioned typewriter, give it in to the Story Exchange and get a free book in return (yes, I told her about BookCrossing, and she now labels all the books with BookCrossing IDs too!). Anyway, I'd been curious about this book about a journalist who decides to cure herself of... herself by exploring the world and what it has to offer in terms of material and spiritual goods and balance, so decided to pick it up.

Unfortunately, although many, many people loved this book, I found it empty and hollow. It all seemed so self-indulgent, and the fact that she could afford to undertake this journey because of getting a book deal to describe it made it a bit fake for me. She didn't really try to gain wisdom and peace from helping other people, said she wasn't going to describe her marriage then went a bit too much into it, and I just didn't like it. Oh - it reminded me of Julie & Julia, another "quest" book by a New York journalist - maybe I just don't like New York journalists (sorry). I didn't like Sex & the City either!

Anyway, I did persist with this and I did enjoy some of the descriptions, but I realised I was reading it a) because I read quickly and b) because it was handy for my handbag and I'm a bit unbalanced of TBR in favour of large hardbacks at the moment. Which don't seem compelling reasons to recommend it.

Released 8 yrs ago (1/22/2011 UTC) at Hudson's, 122-124 Colmore Row in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom


At the meetup today. If not taken, it will go onto the Official BookCrossing Zone shelf.

Journal Entry 3 by wingKatisha50wing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, January 27, 2011
Took this book as it is perfect for this week's Never Judge... release challenge (see below).

Released 8 yrs ago (1/23/2011 UTC) at Urban Coffee Company, Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom


This book will either be on the table in the window, or on the pile of books next to the bean bag.

This book is released for the Never Judge A Book By Its Cover challenge, 2011 - Week 3 (flowers theme).

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