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Take this simple but devastating observation posited while Gilbert was on the final leg of a global tour. "I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and then I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been the victim of my own optimism."
Ten million women are smiling wry smiles and nodding their heads in agreement (men too, probably, but the book has a definite female skew). Such emotional bulls-eyes are hit early and often in Eat Pray Love, each seemingly more poignant than the last. Alternately funny and heartbreaking and always deeply resonant, Eat Pray Love, takes the reader on two epic journeys one through Italy, India and Indonesia and the other deep inside Gilbert's intense psyche. Charles Montgomery's towering The Last Heathen: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in Melanesia notwithstanding, travel memoirs just don't get any better than that. --Kim Hughes
Not my type. I bought it to check what my mentee is reading. She loves it and has been influenced by it.
I'm not so keen.
I bought this for my girlfriend.
She's been reading it for about 5 month now... ahah
But she says she like it.
A book club choice in our group. I thought it was fairly overrated but many others enjoyed it. I much preferred the first third of it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lisbet B Soda
And the moral of the story is - If you have problems in your life, instead of standing your ground and working them out where you are, run away for a year and seek a spiritual... Read morePublished 11 months ago by njm
There was a lot of hype over this book and I just don't get it. A lot of women go through this sort of thing, in fact much worse than the author did and not very many can just take... Read morePublished 14 months ago by AngelinaT
The first time I saw Eat, Pray, Love I didn't really understand the cover or what it was about. I was a young new mother and had no inclination or time to read anything too heavy... Read morePublished 15 months ago by unsaintly musing