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Eat, Pray, Love
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felt like I was traveling along with the author. Can't wait to see the movie with Julia Roberts.

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Christine
Apr 29, 2009 Christine rated it liked it
Just like anything else in life, I think the more you need and invest yourself in this book, the more you'll get out of it.

I thought it was an easy read (I love short chapters) and a likeable author. I have a hard time with non-fiction, bio pics, that stuff in general because you can't craft the story like you could with a work of fiction. I think this was an ok read but I didn't love it. Her story is no different from anyone else I know, her journey is no different, the landscapes and adventur
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Bill
Feb 04, 2011 Bill rated it liked it
Shelves: travel
Stuck for a rainy day away from home and without my kindle I raided my aunts bare bookshelf for new material and decided it was time to see what the fuss was about.
Yes it is self indulgent, but so is any other book about someone searching for themself and to a lesser extent the vast majority of travel memoirs.
It was also quite entertaining - easy to see why the book was such a commercial succsess.
Jen
Aug 25, 2010 Jen rated it really liked it
So, maybe it's because I had low expectations. My mom didn't love it, my friend told me I just had to get through "Eat," then I would like it, but I totally loved this book. I wish I could give it 4.5 stars because while it's not up there with the 5 stars for me, I feel like it's more than 4. Elizabeth Gilbert and I are very different people in many ways but I completely identified with this story. I was worried it was going to be too new agey for me and while I don't have a desire to go to an A ...more
Robin Shreeves
Aug 27, 2010 Robin Shreeves rated it really liked it
I hope to come back and write my thoughts about this book, but I don't have the time right now. I do want to say this, though. If you saw the movie, don't let it influence whether or not you want to read the book. The movie did not do the book justice. There is so much more depth in the book, and so much to stop and contemplate along the way.
Nicole
Oct 07, 2010 Nicole rated it it was amazing
By far, one of the best books I've read in quite some time. I absolutely loved reading about this woman's travels and how she forced herself to become closer to God. To be able to love herself and come to terms with happenings in her life that have caused her grief and suffering, it is remarkable to think about the process and lengths she went to, to find her balance.
Agnes M
Sep 22, 2014 Agnes M rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Despite having reservations to this book - as I usually do to best seller hits - I found I really enjoyed this book as could relate to a lot of what the author went through and it reflects a lot of things I want to do in my life.
Karen Hislop
Sep 02, 2008 Karen Hislop rated it really liked it
Shelves: haveread
A journey of three countries, and the examination of a life. Thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend.
Kate
Jun 14, 2010 Kate rated it it was amazing
June
Feb 26, 2011 June rated it liked it
Megan Hoover
Jan 07, 2011 Megan Hoover marked it as to-read
Elizabeth
Sep 29, 2010 Elizabeth marked it as to-read
Barbara Fiorillo
Jan 02, 2012 Barbara Fiorillo rated it it was ok
Kristy Cross
Aug 08, 2010 Kristy Cross rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Philippa Smith
Mar 06, 2012 Philippa Smith marked it as to-read
Alison
Apr 08, 2011 Alison rated it really liked it
Judy
Mar 28, 2010 Judy rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoir
Laura
Sep 22, 2009 Laura rated it it was ok
Sam
Jul 25, 2009 Sam is currently reading it
Shelves: travelogue, novel
Bettina Cruz
Apr 05, 2011 Bettina Cruz rated it it was amazing
Beth
Jun 10, 2009 Beth rated it liked it
Catie
Sep 19, 2012 Catie rated it liked it
Leslie
Oct 20, 2008 Leslie rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Marti
Oct 04, 2008 Marti rated it it was amazing
Sarah
Apr 23, 2014 Sarah marked it as to-read
Patsy McQuade
Mar 21, 2009 Patsy McQuade rated it really liked it
Shelves: travel
Sarah
May 27, 2008 Sarah rated it really liked it
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