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Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
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May 26, 11

bookshelves: 2010, non-fiction, memoirs-biograpies-and-autobiograph, religion-and-spirituality, movie-tv-video-game
Recommended to Rose by: Jacqui Mchugh
Read from August 01 to 03, 2010

My girlfriend that recommended this book said I would either love it or hate it and she was partially correct. I started off loving this book and truly feeling a connection with Elizabeth Gilbert, her journey is one that I think we can all relate to. The book is divided into three parts, Italy, India and Indonesia. The first two represent the extremes of her personality (the pursuit of pleasure and devotion) and the third Indonesia is supposed to be where she goes to find balance. The first two were illustrated beautifully but Indonesia felt a little feeble. Her attempt at balance is either just not well explained or not really very what I would consider "balanced". She waivers on personal commitments toward the end which illustrates her humaness but also a lack of self control almost. Don't read this book expecting for a great revolution, it's a good read but it's not "life changing". It's just a story about one womans journey to find herself after a messy divorce.

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Quotes Rose Liked

Elizabeth Gilbert
“The Bhagavad Gita--that ancient Indian Yogic text--says that it is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

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Jacqui Mchugh Well at least you liked it somewhat!

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