If you’re looking forward to reading something soulful and insightful, here I have a perfect book for you. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. The book will fill you with the pleasantries of the world. In addition to that, it will help you to establish a connection with your mind & soul.
About The Author:
Elizabeth Gilbert is an American journalist and author. She got her fame after her record-breaking debut novel Eat, Pray, Love. The book sold over 12 million copies and has been translated into 30 languages. In 2010, the book was adapted into the movie of the same name starring Julia Roberts.
Eat, Pray, Love is a memoir chronicle of Elizabeth Gilbert herself. After an ugly divorce with her husband and a heartbreaking breakup with her boyfriend, Elizabeth decides to take a year off. So for this year-long vacation, Elizabeth chooses three destinations. These three destinations being Rome, India, and Bali, where she decides to stay four months each. However, to make these stays more fruitful, she maps out certain activities she’ll be undertaking there. While visiting Rome, she decides to eat all the delicacies which her heart pleases and learn Italian. While in India, she wants to explore the depths of the world of Yoga. Though for Bali, she doesn’t has anything particular in mind, but the beautiful Bali ends up becoming an extraordinary destination for her.
I was just in awe while reading this book because of its beautiful destinations. The author has done an excellent job of giving the readers a detailed description of her travel. I felt like I was traveling with her while reading the book. My favorite destination out of the three was Rome. It was mesmerizing reading about Roman architecture, history, culture, and mostly about its food. I was practically drooling while reading about the detailed description given of all the Roman delicacies.
However, apart from its beautiful destinations, the reader also gets an insight into the author’s thoughtfulness. I loved the way how she so frank about her feelings in the book. Her every thought was vibrating through the book. It was like speaking to an old friend the experience did feel personal. The most beautiful thing about the book was the transition in the book. Along with exploring the various destination, the author explores herself too. The book gives out a strong message of self – improvisation irrespective of age. Though light-hearted book subtly gives some useful life lessons. At the end of the book, you come out feeling happy and pleasant. This book is 100% worth your time & money, so give it a try.
I would give this book a full five stars for its beautiful writing. And for the incredible experience.
The book is filled with beautiful lines and quotes. So here is one such quote which is close to my heart.
“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”