Eat, Pray, Love

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Eat, Pray, Love

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

By Elizabeth Gilbert

Viking Books, Hardcover, 9780670034710, 334pp.

Publication Date: February 16, 2006

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
Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of a short story collection, "Pilgrims"-a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and winner of the 1999 John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares-and a novel, "Stern Men." A Pushcart Prize winner and National Magazine Award-nominated journalist, she works as writer-at-large for "GQ." Her journalism has been published in "Harper's Bazaar," "Spin," and "The New York Times Magazine," and her stories have appeared in "Esquire," "Story," and the "Paris Review."