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Eat, Pray, Love : One Woman's Search for Everything

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It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 289g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747585660
  • 9780747585664
  • 130

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'It's what I'm giving all my girl friends' Julia Roberts 'Every woman should read it' Elle Macpherson 'I adore it' Sophie Dahl 'I loved it ... I could understand her wanting to write the book and her desire to heal' Meg Ryan

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About Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of a short story collection, Pilgrims (a finalist for the Pen/Hemmingway Award), a novel, Stern Men and a book of non fiction, The Last American Man (nominated for the National Book Award and a New York Times Notable Book for 2002). She is a writer-at-large for American GQ where she has received two National Magazine Award nominations for feature writing. Elizabeth Gilbert lives in Philadelphia.

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Customer reviews

I borrowed this from my daughter with no great expectation. It is clearly self-indulgent but somehow I found the character human and believable. I may have bailed out in the ashram except that I had recently been in Bali and was interested to read that section. Not the worst confection I imbibed 2010 which was a very ordinary reading year. Rating 3.show more
by John B Neil
I loved this book. It's a bit self indulgent but it didn't matter. I was so inspired by it I started to research Bali as a holiday destination....exactly where she went. Taking a year off to travel & "find myself" really resonated with me.show more
by Reeva Metz
I loved it. I can see why people say it's self absorbed but it is a book about her experiences, so of course it's going to be all about her. If you can't bear that, don't read it. I thought she was very brave to bare her soul so publicly in this book.show more
by Jelena Popov
If I had to read one more page about her crappy life and how lonely, bored, confused, unloved, misunderstood and mixed up she was I think I'd be sick. After all the hype it was a total disappointment. Couldn't finish it - didn't get past Italy!! Annette Honeyandsshow more
by Tom Honeyands
Somebody else has probably already said it "eat, pray, vomit"show more
by gayle