Eat, Pray, LoveEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eat, Pray, Love is one of life’s guilty pleasures… kind of like watching, well, just about anything on Bravo.

Elizabeth Gilbert tries to sell herself as an every-woman struggling to deal with the upsets in life, coming to terms with the bad decisions she’s made and looking for a way to put her life on a more positive path. But, seriously, who gets to travel the world for an entire year without worrying about how it’s going to be paid for?

I, personally, spent 3 days in Rome and nearly went broke and would give my left arm to spend months at an Ashram in India!

All that aside, though, I see Eat, Pray, Love as a well-written story of a woman who is sharing her experiences and her very personal, sometimes raw emotions. She’s just lucky enough to be able to search for herself in some of the most incredible places on earth!

Is the book a litle self-serving and does she sometimes sound like the only person who has struggled with bad relationships? Sure. Do I see myself in her at times? Sure.

Did I finish Eat, Pray, Love feeling like there’s hope out there for me despite my, some might say, not-so-great decisions? Definitely. Did it speak to the yogi in me and the power of learning meditation and Eastern philosophies from the masters? Absolutely.

Eat, Pray, Love is a not a deep, life-altering autobiography that will have you ready to take on the world, but it is a light, easy-to-read, enjoyable story that had me smiling at the end and at least feeling a slight lift in my step and a more optimistic outlook on the future – not to mention it has me jonesing to travel even more!

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