A funny, tender, utterly beguiling story about a woman's search for happiness
It's three a.m. Liz, a thirty-something writer, is sobbing on the bathroom floor while her husband sleeps next door. She wants to walk out of her marriage but she's not sure she can. Panicked and utterly lost, Liz begins to do something she's never done before. She starts to pray
From this point on, everything in Elizabeth's life changes as she embarks on a year-long journey of self discovery. She takes herself off to Rome for 4 months to learn Italian but soon discovers eating and la dolce vita to be her main focus; next she's off to India to try to quieten her mind with meditation at an ashram.... and finally to Bali, for no better reason than she'd been there before and been told by a crazy old medicine man that she would come back and study him. But of course as the title alludes to, there she finds love.
Elizabeth Gilbert was a successful author, married, financially secure, with a big house and everything she thought she wanted. It was assumed her next step would be to have a baby, but instead she found herself sobbing on the bathroom floor at 3am, as she came to the realisation this was not what she really wanted at all.
About the Author:
Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of a short story collection, Pilgrims (a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award), a novel, Stern Men and a book of non fiction, The Last American Man (nominated for the National Book Award and a New York Times Notable Book for 2002). She is a writer-at-large for American GQ where she has received two National Magazine Award nominations for feature writing. Elizabeth Gilbert currently lives between New York and Brazil.
Eat Pray Love
Allen & Unwin
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert