Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia (International Export Edition)

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia (International Export Edition)

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By (author) Elizabeth Gilbert

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Format: Book | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 180mm x 35mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2007
  • ISBN 10: 0143113992
  • ISBN 13: 9780143113997
  • Sales rank: 1,306

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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. 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.

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Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Loveand several other internationally bestselling books of fiction and nonfiction. Gilbert began her career writing for Harper's Bazaar, Spin, The New York Times Magazineand GQ, and was a three-time finalist for the National Magazine Award. Her story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award; The Last American Man was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The follow-up memoir Committed became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Her latest novel, The Signature of All Things, was named a Best Book of 2013 by The New York Times, O Magazine, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and The New Yorker. Gilbert’s short fiction has appeared inEsquire, Story, One Story, and the Paris Review. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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"Gilbert’s prose is fueled by a mix of intelligence, wit and colloquial exuberance that is close to irresistible."—The New York Times Book Review "An engaging, intelligent, and highly entertaining memoir."—Time "A meditation on love in its many forms—love of food, language, humanity, God, and most meaningful for Gilbert, love of self."—Los Angeles Times "This insightful, funny account of her travels reads like a mix of Susan Orlean and Frances Mayes."—Entertainment Weekly "This is a wonderful book, brilliant and personal, rich in spiritual insight."—Anne Lamott From the Trade Paperback edition.