A journey of discovery

Who knew finding yourself could be so much fun? If you’re stuck in a rut and need a little inspiration then it’s simple, eat, pray and love. Oh, and if you can do it in three different countries then all the better.

Eat, Pray, Love is the heartwarming real-life tale of Elizabeth Gilbert. After years of trying unsuccessfully for a baby, finding herself in the throes of a torrid love affair and divorcing her husband, she decides to do something for herself, although one would argue that the torrid love affair was hardly selfless. Overwhelmed by the fall out from her divorce Elizabeth experiences a crushing depression resulting in panic, confusion, and weight loss. Her travels take her to three different countries; in Italy she eats, in India she prays and to Bali she heads for love.

This is the story of her travels and explorations of three different cultures, in an effort to find balance in her life.

In Rome she enrolls in an Italian language class and immerses herself in the beauty of this romantic language, and Italian culture. Gaining 25 pounds through eating Gelati, the best pizza in Italy, and drinking Sardinian wine, she leaves Italy for the next stage in her travels.

Through silent meditation at her Guru’s Ashram in India, she starts her journey to find peace within herself. Never claiming to be an expert nor a spokesperson for the Ashram, Gilbert only talks of her personal experience with prayer. With her spiritual healing well and truly underway, she heads to Bali to catch up with a blast from the past.

Ketut is a ninth generation Indian medicine man who Elizabeth met two years prior to her trip. In exchange for his teachings in spiritual healing, Elizabeth teaches Ketut English. Bali is where Elizabeth finds love, but with whom?

A tale of self-discovery which will nourish your soul and gladden your heart

Elizabeth Gilbert

Allen & Unwin

RRP: $24.99

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