Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

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Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of a short story collection, Pilgrims (a finalist for the Pen/Hemmingway Award), a novel, Stern Men and a book of non fiction, The Last American Man (nominated for the National Book Award and a New York Times Notable Book for 2002). She is a writer-at-large for American GQ where she has received two National Magazine Award nominations for feature writing. Elizabeth Gilbert currently lives between Philadelphia and Brazil.

The book in one sentence: After enduring a painful divorce and largely unfulfilling life, Liz Gilbert embarks on a life-changing year-long journey that takes her to Italy, India and Indonesia for pleasure, devotion and balance.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone feeling dissatisfied with their lives and considering making a major change in it.

OK bits: I loved reading about Italy best, followed by Indonesia.

Boring bits: India was a bit boring for me.

Random review quote:

“A good read. I can’t get away from it” – Britney Spears, Glamour

Verdict: I was skeptical starting this, because it sounded quite cheesy. It is in a way, but I can see why this book is popular. A good read nonetheless.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. aloi
    Oct 15, 2008 @ 14:56:08

    hey hey, i’m reading this right now. 🙂 good to see online again!

    nylusmilk: oh, i think you’ll like it! thanks. 🙂

    Reply

  2. aloi
    Dec 08, 2008 @ 18:36:25

    i don’t know what happened. my review totally bashes gilbert hehehe
    http://aloireads.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/eat-pray-love-by-elizabeth-gilbert/

    nylusmilk: haha, well, one man’s bestseller is another man’s overrated book. 😉

    Reply

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