A funny, tender, utterly beguiling story about a woman's search for happiness - now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. It’s 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She’s in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they’re trying for a baby – and she doesn’t want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.
Biography And Autobiography
June 12, 2010
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Film tie-in ed
Dimensions and Weight
2.3 cm x 12.9 cm x 19.7 cm
'It's what I'm giving all my girl friends' Julia Roberts 'Every woman should read it' Elle Macpherson 'I adore it' Sophie Dahl 'I loved it ... I could understand her wanting to write the book and her desire to heal' Meg Ryan
About the Author
Elizabeth Gilbert is an award-winning writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Her short story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award, and her novel Stern Men was a New York Times notable book. In 2002, she published The Last American Man, which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics' Circle Award. Elizabeth Gilbert lives in New Jersey, USA.
A Tale of Seeking Faith and Love
14 May, 2013
Eat, Pray, Love chronicles a year in the life of Elizabeth Gilbert, a woman in her early 30s, recently divorced and struggling to find her identity and inner peace. The novel is written in 3 parts and each part with 36 chapters, totaling to 108 chapters - 108 being the number of beads in a meditation chain or a rosary. Written in the form of a memoir, the author narrates her time spent in Italy, India and Bali and how she discovers the joy of good food, faith, spirituality, peace and love.
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