Eat Pray Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat Pray Love

Pro: Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, is an extremely talented writer whose work effortlessly draws you in. She writes in a relatable and humorous way.

Con:I am having a hard time thinking of one. It does have a feminine slant for those of you more masculine personal development seekers.

Review:
“Eat Pray Love” is a book that makes you feel okay to be who you are where you are at on your journey. My favorite pages are 134 – 136. I laughed out loud as I recognized myself in Gilbert’s recounting of her mental conversation with her mind as she tries to meditate. Her side tracks and train of thought depict perfectly the struggle that each of us endures as we sit down to be silent.

It is amazing what happens when we realize that we are normal. That our struggles are normal. That we are not the only ones who have ever felt lost. That we are not the only one who has felt like escaping in a slice of pizza or in a distant land. Being able to connect with someone’s personal story brings a sigh of relief.

Gilbert’s journey walks you through the process of growth. How you could go from the heartbreak of life not living up to your expectations to forgiveness to connecting with yourself in a way that inspires love. That journey will make an aspiring mediator out of every reader as silence at an Ashram in India proves to be the key to Gilbert’s emotional freedom.

“Eat Pray Love” is personal, revealing, honest, and utterly inspirational. It delivers the hope of a self-help book packaged in a riveting story format. I highly recommend it to anyone desiring to feel understood on their personal growth exploration.

One note for my non-reader friends, the book is muuuccchhh better than the movie.

Below is a video of Gilbert's TED talk on the creative process. A wonderfully funny 20-minutes...



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