A transformational journey through Italy, India, and Bali searching for pleasure and devotion--the massive bestseller from the author of Big Magic, on sale now!
This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. 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. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls -Anne Lamott's hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister-) is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.
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It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So, she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.Product Description:
It's three a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. Her misery drives her to do something she has never done before - pray.
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Book Description Penguin Audio, 2006. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0143058525
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801430585261.0
Book Description Penguin Audio, 2006. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. CD, new in original shrink wrap, box as new. Bookseller Inventory # Q0-90T2-9JSL