Eat, Pray, Love: Book Review

Eat, Pray, Love: Book Review | Book Written By Elizabeth Gilbert

Genre: Memoir, Biography

FIrst Publisher On: 16 February 2006

Publisher: Penguin Books


Life is not easy. Everyone has to go through their share of struggles. Sometimes we have to go through it to grow through it. This eventually leads to a more fulfilling life. As we progress, we can relish true happy life. Good and bad experience makes life more adventurous and fills one with greater contentment.

The author was stuck in an unhappy marriage. She no longer wanted to stay in such a situation. So after a long period of conflict, she moved out of the marriage. And to end the misery, finally divorced her husband.

Fleeing from a broken marriage and then instantly falling in love with another guy named David. This gave her more misery and pain.

Hence, she ultimately took a break. Finally went on an unplanned voyage to explore life. This trip gave her time for self-reflection and to find a purpose in life.

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Eat, Pray, Love: Book Review

This book is all about self-discovery, an American woman who traveled to various countries for the entire year to experience life. Elizabeth Gilbert has shared many events of her life, which are described fascinatingly.

In the beginning, she explains why she divides the story into three sections. Each section with 36 tales for each country she visits e.i. – Italy, India, and Indonesia.

Italy to learn a new language Italian. Along with learning, she also explored various places in Italy, over the love of eating Pizza.

She progressed to India, then Indonesia to learn Yoga and meditation. She lived a rigorous ashram life. The stay and the spiritual training were not just physically but also psychologically tough for her. Chanting, meditating, yoga became an everyday part of her training.

After exploring the art of pleasure in Italy, she experienced the art of devotion in India. Finally In Indonesia, the art of balancing the two. She discovered the newfound adventure with spiritual discipline.

I have been read Eat Pray Love quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert many times. Every time I read, I found it to be inspiring and Powerful.

I was quite inquisitive about the narrative behind these thoughts and finally picked up the book to grasp the emotions and the essence of life which was poured upon by the writer.

The tales, quotes, stories, friendship, love, culture, emotions, everything is weaved perfectly by the author. Definitely a page-turner book. I loved the story and was glued with the pages of the book.


I would recommend everyone should read this book, especially whose you are stuck in life. This book will give you reasons to be more fierce and appreciate life.

All the travel seeking people will also relish this book, as you can explore the life experience in three diverse countries.

This book will shape your thoughts and will help you to find the significance of life. It will free you from all your fears that you are holding for a long. It’s a life-changing book and will fill you with immense strength.

About The Author:

Elizabeth Gilbert (born July 18, 1969) is an American journalist and author. She is best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which has sold over 12 million copies. Also has been translated into over 30 languages. The book was later adapted into a film of the same name in 2010.

Quotes From The Book:

“To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.”

“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”

“I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.”

Rating: 3.5/5

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