I think most of us have heard of Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert; a memoir of one woman’s journey of self-discovery after a divorce. I’ve never had the desire to read this book.
I’m not big on non-fiction, especially memoirs. But then I saw Julia Roberts on Oprah talking about this book and the movie (which comes out in August) with such passion. Julia Roberts grabbed my attention and has inspired me to read it. Yes, I’m a Julia Roberts fan so her being a part of the movie has a big influence on my wanting to read this book but you should have heard her talking about this book. She got the book and was only 30 pages into it when she had to stop, buy a copy off online for her BFF and wait for her BFF to get the book so they could read it together. Wow.
So now I want to read it. I want to know what all the fuss is about over this woman, her journey and this book. But I’m afraid to go at it alone. This is where you come in. I’m getting a book club of book bloggers together to read Eat Pray Love.
Reading will commence on July 1st and we’ll finish the book by July 31st. We will have weekly discussions to talk about the book, the characters, what we like, what we don’t like – just like a book club would do.
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This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls "Anne Lamott’s hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister") is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.