After a painful divorce, Elizabeth Gilbert went on a year-long journey of healing and self-discovery in Italy, India, and Bali.
Her genius – and it truly is genius – is how she can express her thoughts while at the same time allowing you to have your own and that be okay. The point isn't to prove herself right; the point is to get us thinking. Somehow even if we don't come to the same conclusions as her, we agree with the path she takes to find them, and we're grateful that she took us on the journey.
And by the way, I have never wanted to learn to meditate more than I did after reading this book. Someday, I want to disappear into a Buddhist retreat for months just like she did. And really, if a writer can make something as boring as another person meditating so exciting… that’s dang good writing.
Did you read Eat, Pray, Love? What did you think of it?
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