Eat, Pray, Love: A story of healing

Eat, Pray, Love: A story of healing

I picked up Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert on a rainy day when I was feeling a little blue, and I spent the following week going to bed an hour earlier each night to read and still staying up past my bedtime to get one more chapter in (more like 4.) I'd heard about the book on Oprah and though I try not to buy something just because it's popular, I'm glad I picked up this one -- it was endearing and uplifting. And really appealing to a travel fiend like myself.

Eat, Pray, Love: A story of healing

The book is the story of a woman who is lost in her own life; A woman who, after a divorce and the end of a passionate but ill-fated love affair, set out to find herself while travelling throughout Italy, India and Indonesia. The title comes from her experiences in those respective countries -- in Italy, she ate, rested and learned Italian; in India, she sought God and found it through vigorous meditation, yoga and prayer; and in Indonesia, she fell in love -- with friends, with a man and with herself.

As Gilbert writes at the beginning of the book, although she might not be suited for travel in many respects, she is a born wanderer in one regard -- her ability to make friends with anyone, 'even the dead.' And that's how you feel reading her voice throughout the book -- she is engaging and witty, someone you wish you knew in real life. So whether you're someone in need of healing or you're at a good place in your life, I would recommend picking this book up -- it's a great read.

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