Eat, Pray, Love

I read Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert (published by Penguin Books) years ago when it first came out so this is not a new book on my list of recent reads, but I thought it worth mentioning because I’ve recently discovered that it’s STILL on the best-seller list… 134 weeks and counting. Quite a coup for any author. The book is essentially divided into 3 sections, the first taking place in Italy (the “eat” bit), then India (the “pray” bit) and finally Indonesia (the “love” bit). Personally I read the book for the India bit… her stay at an ashram intrigued me and I wanted to know more about it. And I wasn’t disappointed. Anyone who’s ever taken a yoga class should read this book. It’s fascinating. I was not as intrigued or interested in the other parts so I won’t comment on the “eat” or “love” sections of the book. Now Gilbert has a follow-up book on the market called Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage (the love part really worked!), and I’m sure it will be every bit as popular as it’s predecessor.

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  1. Debby Said,

    February 19, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    Just in case anyone is interested, check out “Q” on CBC Radio One with Jian Ghomeshi, as he will be interviewing Elizabeth Gilbert next week, and his interviewing style is delightful, inciteful and intelligent.

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