Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love

One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

By Elizabeth Gilbert

Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9780143038412, 352pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2007

Description
A transformational journey through Italy, India, and Bali searching for pleasure and devotion the massive bestseller from the author of "Big Magic, "on sale now
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.


About the Author
Nee en 1969 dans le Connecticut, Elizabeth Gilbert vit aujourd hui a Philadelphie et voyage regulierement au Bresil et a Bali. Ancienne journaliste a "GQ", a "Spin" et au "New York Times" entre autres, ses premiers ecrits sont remarques par les critiques finaliste du Hemingway Award avec "Pilgrims" en 1997 et du National Book Award avec "Stern Men" en 2000. Elle acquiert une notoriete internationale avec son roman autobiographique "Mange, Prie, Aime" (Calmann-Levy, 2008).


Praise For Eat Pray Love

This is a wonderful book, brilliant and personal, rich in spiritual insight.—Anne Lamott

Gilbert’s prose is fueled by a mix of intelligence, wit and colloquial exuberance that is close to irresistible.The New York Times Book Review

An engaging, intelligent, and highly entertaining memoir.Time

A meditation on love in its many forms—love of food, language, humanity, God, and most meaningful for Gilbert, love of self.—Los Angeles Times

This insightful, funny account of her travels reads like a mix of Susan Orlean and Frances Mayes.Entertainment Weekly



NPR
Friday, Jun 1, 2012

Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert has a new fascination: genius and how we ruin it. In this TEDTalk, Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses � and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. More at NPR.org

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Thursday, Dec 3, 2009

So what if it's pure literary estrogen? Author David Sax says Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love the best comeback story he's ever read. Sure, Gilbert's memoir is often dismissed as a beach read for unhappy housewives, but Sax says the haters are missing the point. More at NPR.org

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