Tuesday, June 8, 2010

eat, pray, love

One woman's search for everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia

A gorgeous, funny book by author Elizabeth Gilbert, eat pray love kept me laughing and contemplating. Written about her own journey, Gilbert's story draws in her readers and makes them her best friends.
Gilbert, successful with an amazing job, a husband, and a dream home, suffered through depression and a terrible divorce after coming to the realization that her life had taken a wrong turn somewhere. It took all the inner strength she had to move on and discover what it was she was looking for. She dives into worldly pleasures of drink and food, deep devotion to the divine, and realizes that self love is the ultimate reward.
She travels to Italy, India, and Indonesia. All "I"s...but that's not a coincidence. The structure of the book is what makes it such a perfect, balanced story as Gilbert searches for her own inner serenity. She explains the book's construction in the introduction. It's all wrapped up neat and tidy (even if her experiences, trials, and discoveries aren't!) and left me feeling refreshed.
Gilbert is just so likable. I highly recommend this read for the summer.

xoxo cp&b

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