Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

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A celebrated writer’s irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life.

Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She had everything an educated, ambitious American woman was supposed to want—a husband, a house, a successful career. But instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed with panic, grief, and confusion. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be.

To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. In order to give herself the time and space to find out who she really was and what she really wanted, she got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world—all alone. Eat, Pray, Love is the absorbing chronicle of that year. Her aim was to visit three places where she could examine one aspect of her own nature set against the backdrop of a culture that has traditionally done that one thing very well. In Rome, she studied the art of pleasure, learning to speak Italian and gaining the twenty-three happiest pounds of her life. India was for the art of devotion, and with the help of a native guru and a surprisingly wise cowboy from Texas, she embarked on four uninterrupted months of spiritual exploration. In Bali, she studied the art of balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. She became the pupil of an elderly medicine man and also fell in love the best way—unexpectedly.

An intensely articulate and moving memoir of self-discovery, Eat, Pray, Love is about what can happen when you claim responsibility for your own contentment and stop trying to live in imitation of society’s ideals. It is certain to touch anyone who has ever woken up to the unrelenting need for change.

 

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9780747585664

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Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat Pray Love is a captivating memoir written by Elizabeth Gilbert that takes readers on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, healing, and transformation. Gilbert’s poignant narrative follows her pursuit of happiness and fulfillment as she embarks on a year-long adventure across three different countries.

The book opens with Gilbert at a crossroads in her life. After a painful divorce and a failed rebound relationship, she finds herself overwhelmed by feelings of emptiness and confusion. In search of solace and answers, she decides to leave her familiar surroundings behind and sets off on a quest for self-discovery.

The first part of her journey takes her to Italy, where she explores the art of pleasure and indulgence. Through the vibrant streets of Rome, the enchanting towns of Tuscany, and the bustling markets of Naples, Gilbert immerses herself in the richness of Italian cuisine, learning to savor each moment and embrace the beauty of simple pleasures. As she indulges in sumptuous meals and forms deep connections with the locals, Gilbert begins to heal her emotional wounds and rediscover her zest for life.

Next, Gilbert travels to India, seeking spiritual enlightenment and inner peace. She settles in an ashram in the outskirts of Mumbai, dedicating her time to intense meditation and self-reflection. Through the guidance of her guru and the support of fellow seekers, Gilbert delves deep into her spirituality, confronting her fears and uncovering profound truths about herself. Her experiences in India challenge her preconceived notions of happiness and open her heart to a new understanding of love and devotion.

The final leg of Gilbert’s journey takes her to the serene island of Bali, Indonesia. Here, she encounters a wise and charismatic medicine man, who becomes her mentor and friend. Surrounded by the beauty of nature and the warmth of the Balinese people, Gilbert explores the balance between worldly pleasures and spiritual enlightenment. She develops deep connections with locals, including a charming Brazilian expat who captures her heart.

Throughout her travels, Gilbert’s lyrical prose captivates readers, painting vivid pictures of the places she visits and the people she meets. Her honest and introspective storytelling allows readers to accompany her on a deeply personal exploration of love, loss, and self-discovery. Eat Pray Love is not just a memoir but a universal tale of human resilience, reminding us of the power of embracing change, letting go of the past, and finding our own unique path to happiness.

In this inspirational memoir, Elizabeth Gilbert invites readers to join her on a soul-stirring adventure filled with laughter, tears, and profound insights. Eat Pray Love is a timeless tale that encourages us to listen to our inner voice, embrace our desires, and live life to the fullest.

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 20 × 10 × 2 cm
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