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 2007

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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.



About the Author
Jason Wilson is the drinks columnist at the Washington Post, the series editor of The Smart Set, and the author of Boozehound: On The Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated. He teaches at Drexel University.


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 รข?? 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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