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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Eat Pray Love

I'm in the midst of reading Elizabeth Gilbert's: Eat Pray Love. And, as a writer I am fully engulfed by her brutally honest portrayl of life's unexpected kicks in the teeth. For lack of better words, depression is a bitch. I've felt all too many of the emotions she beautifully and painfully writes and I know all too well where she is coming from. The great thing is that she had the courage (and the moola from her publisher) to walk away and re-discover who she is/was/wants to be.

While I'm reading I feel like I'm sitting with a friend in a cafe, sipping on herbal tea and she's rehashing every gory detail to me, like it happened yesterday. She engages the reader in no way I've ever read before. I feel like I'm in Italy with her, in India and lying on the bathroom floor.

I am so excited to see the movie. But first, I must get through India.

1 comment:

Amber Nikol said...

I'm in the middle of reading this one too. It's an amazing book and like you said, her brutally honest way she talks about her life is memorizing. I just finished India. I love her portrayal of God and her quest for peace is inspiring to me. I'd recommend this book to anyone.