Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
"I chose to read Eat Pray Love because -- well, it was a gift, and it was a gift because I was a little sad at the time I received the book; and I think that the person who gave it to me -- my godmother -- thought it would cheer me up because it's essentially the story -- it's a glorified travel journal from this woman, Elizabeth Gilbert, who was already a published and respected author before the events in this book took place. She went through a divorce and was really depressed, and then she had a rebound relationship and got dumped, and then she was really depressed, and just had feelings of really awful self worth. She decided what she needed to do is she needed to travel around the world, and I related to this 'cause I travel all the time.
First, she went to Italy for four months, and that's the "Eat." She ate a ton in Italy, and you can see little noodles. Then she went to India, where she tried to get in touch with her spirituality, and so that's the "Pray." Then she went to I think Bali into Indonesia, and that's where she found love. So it was kind of what she needed to do to heal herself from her depression.
It's actually written I think as a journal where she gives the date and then says what happened that day very much like a diary. She's really -- she's kind of ____________ in how she describes the situations that happen to her, and there are definitely times when you laugh out loud, and some of them are very short. Just, "I went into the store and -- "
I think that the author really loves herself a lot, and there were times when I thought that the way she presented her snappy little anecdotes for like, "Look how cute I am," her voice can be a little bit grating. I would give this book three stars, but I'm a very hard judge."