A transformational journey through Italy, India, and Bali searching for pleasure and devotion—the massive bestseller from the author of The Signature of All Things
This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls “Anne Lamott’s hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister”) is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.
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Eat Pray Love
I have purchased many audiobooks and this one is my favorite so far. During the book, I felt as if I was on the journey with Elizabeth. I think I even gained a few extra pounds while Elizabeth descirbed her adventure in Italy. I experienced despair, hope, desire, adventure, insight, peace, humility and love.
Eat, Pray, Love
This fabulous book really made me think about my own life (of course thats why I purchased it in the first place). If you are "in-between" chapters in your life or if your having a difficult time just "living", this is a fantastic book to open your eyes to meditation and self discipline. I highly recommend this book. I have listened to it many times while driving and traveling. It has helped me with the difficulty of moving forward in life instead of sitting stagnant and miserable.
Hope this helps. Definately worth the $$
How's your gag reflex?
I had high hopes for this book...it had all the makings of a book that would intrigue me. I am well travelled, educated, and have interest in food and spirituality. Clearly this is the book for me - right? Oh no.
This woman is so full of crap. I don't know what exactly it is about her, and it IS the author reading this audiobook, but my Full-O-Crap-O-Meter started screaming five minutes in. She's that chick sitting around a dinner table telling all about how wonderful she is and how fabulous and adventurous her life has been...and you're sitting there rolling your eyes because although the things she's saying ARE great and you're kinda jealous, the things she's saying are missing a certain element of humility and humanity... The stories are just TOO Divine to not trigger your gag reflex.
Except in this scenario, you just paid to hear it.