- Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
- Format: Paperback | 352 pages
- Dimensions: 137mm x 211mm x 23mm | 68g
- Publication date: 1 February 2007
- Publication City/Country: Hawthorn
- ISBN 10: 0143038419
- ISBN 13: 9780143038412
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 7,655
A transformational journey through Italy, India, and Bali searching for pleasure and devotion the massive bestseller from the author of "The Signature of All Things "and the forthcoming "Big Magic" 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 Gilbertis the #1 New York Times bestselling author of"Eat Pray Love"and several other internationally bestselling books of fiction and nonfiction. Gilbert began her career writing for"Harper's Bazaar," "Spin, The New York Times Magazine"and"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 in"Esquire, Story, One Story, "and the"Paris Review.""
By Tracy Hudson 21 Mar 2011
For me this book felt like a travel monologue and it was certainly lucky that Elizabeth Gilbert decided to "find herself" in some beautiful countries. I know she espoused finding herself, but only seemed to be happy when she was with someone, even in the movie, it never really seemed to be about her. Still something obviously worked as it has been a huge best seller.
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By Heather Chatten 25 Sep 2010
I like this book very much. It speaks to spirituality without the seriousness. It is honest and funny and sweet. The journey of the author as she passes through different stages in her search for inner peace is so real that I had no problem identifying with it as I have ask myself these questions too. A great read!!
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")