Book Review: eat pray love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Title: eat pray love
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Category: non-fiction
Pub. Date: 01/30/2007
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback
Pages: 331
ISBN#: 0143038419

In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want--husband, country home, successful career--but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she felt consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and of what she found in their place. Following a divorce and a crushing depression, Gilbert set out to examine three different aspects of her nature, set against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.  

My Review:  
This book took off and flew in ways that only can be described as, acceleratingly  words of self help. I know that it is a non-fiction and some are even a autobiography/memoir. But I think I would, as above, also say very helpful way of telling ladies that even though you may have been knocked down, You can diffidently pick yourself up and go on. 

Author Elizabeth Gilbert has written with in the pages of this book a great way of putting your past behind and work toward your future. 

I loved it! I hated it! And I cried, laughed, screamed, even though I am married and my husband an I are truly happy, I can relate to this book from my childhood. My parents were divorced when I was very young. And I really wish that both of my parents could have read and been helped by this book. 

The only thing that I will say that this book was in some places a bit confusing, and that could just possible be on me. I will not go any further with in this book. Even though I am give this rating for this book, just know that I am going to place it on my self and if needed by others I can honestly relate this book to them. 

And so due to the above I am giving this book as of now a Breath of Life Rating of:

Four Clock Rating!!!

Disclosure: I did not receive this book in exchange for my review. But the opinions are mine, your opinion may differ, and that is fine with me.


About the Author:

Elizabeth Gilbert is an award-winning writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Her short story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award, and her novel Stern Men was a New York Times notable book. Her 2002 book The Last American Man was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critic’s Circle Award. Since its initial publication in January 2006, her most recent book Eat, Pray, Love spent 57 weeks in the #1 spot on the New York Times paperback bestseller list. It has shipped over 6 million copies in the US and has been published in over thirty languages. A film adaptation of the book is coming out this summer from Columbia Pictures with an all star cast: Julia Roberts as Gilbert, Javier Bardem as Felipe, James Franco as David, Billy Crudup as her ex-husband and Richard Jenkins as Richard from Texas.


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