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Eat Pray Love

post #1 of 79
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has anyone read it? It's not new or anything, but I just started it. Several people I work with couldn't quit saying good things about it so I bought it. Its by Elizabeth Gilbert.
post #2 of 79
I read the first couple of chapters when I was visiting my sister a while back. I loved it but never got to finish because I have been busy with my dd who is 2.5 months old. She just sent it out to me in the mail yesterday so I look forward to finishing. What do you think so far?
post #3 of 79
having lived and loved the food in both india and indonesia, i need to read this book!
post #4 of 79
it's book #4 on my "to red" list. can't wait! it was a Christmas present from DH
post #5 of 79
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I am less than 100 pages into it. Several people I work with swear it changed their lives. One even started mediatating after reading it. So far I'm having a little trouble getting "wrapped up in it". However, I don't see it as a quick read IYKWIM. I am also reading Plainsong and am more drawn to it for some reason.
post #6 of 79
my mom gave it to me as a christmas present and i plan to start reading it tomorrow! i'm excited to delve into it and chat it about it with you lovely ladies!
post #7 of 79
OK, I'm just getting into the Love section. I am really enjoying this book (I only get to read a few pages at a time unfortunately)

I'm so inspired to get back into meditation. Even though I'm not very good at it. But I guess that's ok. I found myself wanting to highlight certain bits.

And now I want to go to Bali. Doesn't help that I just watched Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations, in Bali.
post #8 of 79
I love this book! I am almost finished with it. My favorite part was eating her way through Italy. Oh, to only be concerned about where your next pastry is coming from!!! : And the way she describes the pizza in Naples as practically orgasmic cracked me up!
post #9 of 79
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Originally Posted by BugMacGee View Post
OK, I'm just getting into the Love section. I am really enjoying this book (I only get to read a few pages at a time unfortunately)

I'm so inspired to get back into meditation. Even though I'm not very good at it. But I guess that's ok. I found myself wanting to highlight certain bits.

And now I want to go to Bali. Doesn't help that I just watched Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations, in Bali.
I finished the book in December and thoroughly enjoyed it. And then I watched Anthony Bourdain for the first time and he was in Bali too. We must have caught the same holiday marathon

I really liked the Love section. I thought Bali sounded so interesting. Actually, I really liked all three sections. Italy appealed to me quite a bit, I am 6 mos pregnant and I could completely relate to eating for pleasure. And India, I also loved b/c I would really like to get into a daily meditation practice. Plus, Richard was a great character.

I heard there is going to be a movie soon, I wonder who will play Richard? I had heard that Julia Roberts is slated to play Elizabeth, which I find kind of a boring choice. I hope the movie turns out great, the book is so fun.
post #10 of 79
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Plus, Richard was a great character.
Yes, Richard from Texas was so funny. I love that he called her "Groceries" b/c she ate so much.
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Yes, Richard from Texas was so funny. I love that he called her "Groceries" b/c she ate so much.
Me too. Her writing was witty, but the dialogue with Richard was hilarious!
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Me too. Her writing was witty, but the dialogue with Richard was hilarious!
post #13 of 79
I was lol at the part in Italy when she was reading the newspaper article about "Fat Babies"
post #14 of 79
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I leave no carb behind LOL.
post #15 of 79
I loved this book - but I also found it totally self indulgent.
post #16 of 79
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I loved this book - but I also found it totally self indulgent.
Is that a bad thing?
post #17 of 79
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I also was like : reading the Eat portion of the book. I am enjoying the book however; I wouldn't say it's gonna be a OH MY GOSH ITS AMAZING book. I wouldn't read it twice, unless things really get going. I am also reading Plainsong and I tend to gravitate to it.
post #18 of 79
I really enjoyed this book.

I have a connection to each of the countries which made reading the book that much easier.

I have found myself taking more time to just be with myself and contemplate who I am and what I really want to be.

Has anyone seen her on Oprah?
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Has anyone seen her on Oprah?
I did, but my kids were noisy so didn't really catch what was being said. She seems pretty funny, and down-to-earth.

What a great opportunity, huh? To take off for a year and have those kinds of experiences?
post #20 of 79
So I'm anxious to find out abouy WAyan's house.


And Felipe...
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