Eat, Pray, Love is more than just a travelogue of Italy, India and Indonesia. Author Elizabeth Gilbert takes the reader on an adventure of culinary delights for four months in Italy, relishing the world’s best pizza, gelato to die for, free-flowing vino, while learning to speak Italian with hunky young conversation partners. In India, Gilbert lives for six months at the sacred ashram of her spiritual Guru, engaged in disciplined, grueling hours of meditation to seek divine enlightenment, peace and love. In Bali, Indonesia, the author lives for another four months, seeking to learn the art of balancing pleasure and spirituality in her life. She studies there with a merry medicine man, makes many good friends of International ex-patriots living in the small village where she resides, and even helps buy a house for a struggling Indonesian woman, her daughter and two little homeless orphans.
Elizabeth Gilbert, a thirty-something Connecticut native, is no ordinary travel writer. Her journey of soul-searching and self-discovery was self-imposed after suffering serious depression as result of a messy divorce. She tells her tale with great humor and touching candor, weaving a beautiful cultural and emotional tapestry.