Title- Eat, Pray, Love
Genre- Women’s Fiction, Contemporary
POV- First person, present tense.
Trope- Traveling, Mid-life internal assessment
Similar Books/Comps– It All Comes Back to You, The Power of Letting Go
My emotions- Peaceful, Liberated, Inspired
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.
I read this book while studying abroad in Italy and couldn’t put it down. It was the perfect time and place to read it and I actually went to one of the pizzerias that the character mentioned. This is a book I’d easily read again, which is rare for me.
What I’d change-
I just wanted more, make it keep going forever.
“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.
A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”