Thorndike Press

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search For Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

  • Elizabeth Gilbert
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  • ISBN-10: 1594132666
  • ISBN-13: 9781594132667
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.55 lbs ( .70 kgs)
  • 624 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released October 2007
  • Bestsellers

About

Overview

A #1 New York Times Bestseller

By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls "Anne Lamott's hip, yoga-practicing, footloose younger sister") is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.

This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

"A probing, thoughtful title with a free and easy style, this work seamlessly blends history and travel for a very enjoyable read." - starred, Library Journal "Gilbert's sensuous and audacious spiritual odyssey is as deeply pleasurable as it is enlightening." - starred, Booklist

— Booklist

"Sustaining a chatty, conspiratorial tone, Gilbert fully engages readers in the year's cultural and emotional tapestry - conveying rapture with infectious brio, recalling anguish with touching candor - as she details her exotic tableau with history, anecdote and impression." - starred, Publishers Weekly

— Publishers Weekly

"A probing, thoughtful title with a free and easy style, this work seamlessly blends history and travel for a very enjoyable read." -- starred, Library Journal

— Library Journal

"Gilbert's prose is fueled by a mix of intelligence, wit and colloquial exuberance that is close to irresistible, and makes the reader only too glad to join the posse of friends and devotees who have the pleasure of listening in." - Jennifer Egan, New York Times Book Review

— New York Times Book Review