Thursday, April 3, 2008

Eat, Pray, Love

I have always been fond of books..err, that excludes my textbooks lah hehe. The 'it' book at the moment that i personally have my eyes on is:

I know i still have a quite number of books i havent read that i have bought last year,but i just feel that i have to get this book. Here's the copy-pasted jacket flap synopsis for ya'll:

By the time she turned thirty, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern, educated, ambitious American woman was supposed to want— a husband, a house in the country, a successful career. But in-stead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed with panic, grief and confusion. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love and the complete eradication of every-thing she ever thought she was supposed to be.

To recover from all of this, Gilbert took a radical step. In order to give herself the time and space to find out who she really was and what she really wanted, she got rid of her belongings, quit her job, left her loved ones behind and undertook a year-long journey around the world, all alone. Eat, Pray, Love is the absorbing chronicle of that year. Gilbert's aim was to visit three places where she could examine one aspect of her own nature, set against the backdrop of a culture that has traditionally done that one thing very well. In Italy, she studied the art of pleasure, learning to speak Italian and gaining the twenty-three happiest pounds of her life. India was for the art of devotion, where, with the help of a native guru and a surprisingly wise Texan, she embarked on four months of austere spiritual exploration. Finally, in Indonesia, she sought her ultimate goal: balance-namely, how to somehow build a life of equilibrium between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. Looking for these answers on the island of Bali, she became the pupil of an elderly, ninth-generation medicine man and also fell in love in the very best way—unexpectedly.


craziesexacool said...


u must've watched Oprah this afternoon!!! hahahah.. u knw.. am goin out nw to get a copy.. if it's available ody laa.. aahahahah.. gosh!! Us, girls definitely read this!

Pammie said...

ahahah yaaa!! i saw it on Oprah. very interesting oh kann. Ba.. if u got your copy, do tell me k! ive listed it in my must-have list of 2008 suda. LOL