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↠´ Read Ð Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert è 14 septemper 2014 13 5 2015 I am embarrassed to read this book in public The title and the flowery, pasta y cover screams, I m a book that contains the relentless rants of a neurotic 34 year old woman So, I m afraid that the strangers on the Metro will think I identify with her.
But in the comfort of my own bed, I am totally falling for this memoir Yes, Gilbert is emotionally self indulgent are we supposed to feel bad that she lost both houses in the divorce , annoying she s just tickled when she gains 23 pounds after eating her way through Italy and often really immature oh The endless, endless crying.
Then again, this is a memoir and when the writing is just so clever, so hospitable, so damn funny, it s really hard to hold that against Gilbert in the end.
The plot goes something like this A 30 year old writer has everything she wants, including several A Celebrated Writer S Irresistible, Candid, And Eloquent Account Of Her Pursuit Of Worldly Pleasure, Spiritual Devotion, And What She Really Wanted Out Of Life Around The Time Elizabeth Gilbert Turned Thirty, She Went Through An Early Onslaught Midlife Crisis She Had Everything An Educated, Ambitious American Woman Was Supposed To Want A Husband, A House, A Successful Career But Instead 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 Eradication Of Everything She Ever Thought She Was Supposed To Be To Recover From All 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, And Undertook A Yearlong Journey Around The World All Alone Eat, Pray, Love Is The Absorbing Chronicle Of That Year Her 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 Rome, 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, And With The Help Of A Native Guru And A Surprisingly Wise Cowboy From Texas, She Embarked On Four Uninterrupted Months Of Spiritual Exploration In Bali, She Studied The Art Of Balance Between Worldly Enjoyment And Divine Transcendence She Became The Pupil Of An Elderly Medicine Man And Also Fell In Love The Best Way Unexpectedly An Intensely Articulate And Moving Memoir Of Self Discovery, Eat, Pray, Love Is About What Can Happen When You Claim Responsibility For Your Own Contentment And Stop Trying To Live In Imitation Of Society S Ideals It Is Certain To Touch Anyone Who Has Ever Woken Up To The Unrelenting Need For Change Don t bother with this book.
It took me nearly a year to finish it I was so disgusted by the writer s apparent lack of awareness of her own privilege, her trite observations, and the unbelievably shallow way in which she represents a journey initiated by grief, that I initially couldn t bear to read beyond Italy Like others who have written here, I made myself pick the book up again because so many people have raved about it, and I made myself finish it, hoping all the while there would be some redemptive insight or at least some small kernel of originality or wisdom I was sorely disappointed Liz is so obsessed with male attention throughout the book in every section, she expounds in great detail on her flirtations with men, many of whom seem to take care of her or compliment her on her wit, beauty, or charm , that it makes her self described quest to learn to be alone seem I found this book unbelievably phoney.
I hated this so much that I got up early this morning to finish it and gave my copy to the library and honestly, I m not too proud of that.
To me it just felt so insincere that there s no chance I would have made it past the second chapter had it not been for book club obligations.
I enjoyed her writing style, but I absolutely could not warm to her at all To be fair, I do think she would be an excellent travel writer.
The section on India was agony to read I have met enough people freshly returned from Indian ashrams to know that they often seem a tad self absorbed and I also suspect that they really only get up at 3am so that they have even me time She didn t do much to alter my opinion.
Honestly, this woman meditated longer, harder and bluer than anyone else has, past or present She won the meditation com This was one of those books I will read over and over again All those cynics out there who criticize Gilbert for writing a too cutesy memoir that seems beyond belief and who claim that she is selfish for leaving her responsibility are clearly missing the point First, she did not write the book to inspire you She wrote it as her own memoir you can agree or disagree with how she went about her enlightenment, but you cannot judge her for how she found happiness It is her memoir, not yours You can achieve enlightement by whatever means you want Second, to call her irresponsible for leaving responsibilities behind is absurd She was in an unhappy marriage You cannot force yourself to be happy I applaud her for doing something that many people are afraid to d Shallow, self indulgent and mired in the sort of liberal American obsession with oriental exoticism that is uniquely offensive because it is treated as enobling by its purveyors She treats the rest of the world as though it exists for the consumption of jaded, rich, white Americans and this book is a monument to that sort of arrogance and ignorance.
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WHY I cringe to think why so many women want to feel that this was a true spiritual journey It was a pre paid journey The woman starts off with telling us over and over about how painful her divorce was, however she dismisses how it ever came to be that way Leaving her audience only to guess it was so horrible she had to leave and find herself.
When asked in an interview if dumping her husband and pushing off wasn t selfish, here is what Ms Gilbert had to say What is it about the American obsession with productivity and responsibility that makes it so difficult for us to allow ourselves a little time to solve the puzzle of our own lives, before it s too late This statement alone tells so much A responsibility towards a marriage and spouse is considered an unwanted obsession and one s own pursuit of happ Eat Pray Love is the monologue of a Neurotic American Princess Liz in her mid thirties The first few chapters background the rest of the book, a confessional that tells how she came to find her 8 year marriage distasteful, realised she wasn t keen on the next logical step which is apparently to fill her expansive apartment with children, and plunges into an impotent depression Without even getting drunk.
One night, whilst bawling on the bathroom floor, a habit she has grown fond of, she is struck by a flakey attack of twattery Being an American, this experience manifests itself as finding some kind of God or thereabouts Naturally, she resolves to leave her husband Her husband isn t keen on this development, and, Liz finds that, strangely, he takes poorly to having his heart shattered into a million pieces.
Husband behaves badly, and our protagonist feels hurt and sad But, no matter, be