Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Eat, Pray, Love - One Quirky, Fascinating Book

This past week, I read Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia.

It ranks as one of the most unusual, quirky books I have read in a long time. Our library catalog summarizes it this way:
Eat, Pray, Love traces the author's decision to quit her job and travel the world for a year after suffering a midlife crisis and divorce...a journey that took her to three places in her quest to explore her own nature and learn the art of spiritual balance.
It is a most surprising novel; one that swings from eating with joy and abandon in Italy to seeking communion with God in India and back again to loving life more fully in Bali.

If you have read it and are curious about where Elizabeth Gilbert is now, you may want to check out these websites:

Also, Fredricksen Library will hold a book discussion about the book at its Literary Cafe on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 7:00 PM. Unfortunately, I can't attend the program that night, but I'll be looking forward to hearing from those who do.


Anonymous said...

We did Eat, Pray, Love for our book club. Can't say it was a top vote getter for everyone there. I think your quirky word fits perfectly.