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Eat, Pray, Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert

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

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.

(Extract taken from back cover blurb © Penguin 2006)

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Firstly - a confession. I did not expect to like this book. Memoirs about personal spiritual journeys have never been my cup of tea as I've always believed that the path towards higher learning and growth is an intensely individual experience. More often than not, attempts to write about such a journey result in - at best, self-indulgent waffle; at worst, page after page of teeth-grindingly tortuous whining and egocentricity - like a poorly written teenage diary. When you just want to soundly sl... more
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