Eat Pray Love
A funny, tender, utterly beguiling story about a woman's search for happiness
It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance.
So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.
About the Author
Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of a short story collection, Pilgrims (a finalist for the Pen/Hemmingway Award), a novel, Stern Men and a book of non fiction,The Last American Man (nominated for the National Book Award and a New York Times Notable Book for 2002). She is a writer-at-large for American GQ where she has received two National Magazine Award nominations for feature writing. Elizabeth Gilbert lives in Philadelphia.
If Eat Pray Love has become a bible for women wanting to initiate change in their lives, then Gilbert is their patron saint * Sunday Times *
A defining work of memoir * Sunday Telegraph *
Everyone who reads it has a new best friend * The Times *
If you read one book, this should be it * Sun *
Life changing * Daily Express *
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 *