Book Review: Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Brief synopsis : After going through a rough divorce, Liz Gilbert chose to spend a year abroad in the three countries she felt coul...

Brief synopsis: After going through a rough divorce, Liz Gilbert chose to spend a year abroad in the three countries she felt could best help her find herself and balance - Italy, India, and Indonesia. In Italy, she spent four months partaking in pleasure; four months in India practicing religion through meditation; in Indonesia, she found love through friendship. This book is her story.

Over the past couple of years, I have read a few different spiritual memoirs, and I have to say - they are absolutely not my favorites. I feel like spirituality and religion are so very personal for each individual person. So, reading someone else's spiritual memoirs always seems so silly, and honestly, bores me almost to death.

That being said, Liz Gilbert is such a personable writer! Her writing style in Eat Pray Love is laugh-out-loud funny. Reading her book was like hearing a story straight from a friend. Her writing is what pushed me through to finish the entire story.

So, maybe her life isn't the type of life most of us lead - we can't quit our jobs just to spend a year abroad. But she seems so relatable, which helped me enjoy the book more. I didn't think it was as big of a deal as people made it out to - which is how I feel about most memoirs that have a certain amount of hoopla surrounding them.

The book was fine - just, like a lot of others lately, not my cup of tea.

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  1. You don't typically read memoirs, but I have seen a few memoir reviews of late. What inspired you to give attention to these books lately?

    1. Mostly it came down to me finishing my 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge and those were books I owned and haven't read that met the prompts I was needing to fulfill! That's why I love the reading challenge so much, because they drive me to read outside of my comfort zone.


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