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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.
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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?

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having lived and loved the food in both india and indonesia, i need to read this book!

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it's book #4 on my "to red" list. can't wait! it was a Christmas present from DH

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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.
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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!

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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.
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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!

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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.
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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!

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I was lol at the part in Italy when she was reading the newspaper article about "Fat Babies"
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I leave no carb behind LOL.
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I loved this book - but I also found it totally self indulgent.
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I loved this book - but I also found it totally self indulgent.
Is that a bad thing?

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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.
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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?

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So I'm anxious to find out abouy WAyan's house.


And Felipe...
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So I'm anxious to find out abouy WAyan's house.
Me too! We must be at the same place! I am almost done.

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I had never heard of the book until I saw Gilbert on Oprah a few months ago. (She has since made a 2nd appearance)

I watched the episode on DVR and was doing chores at the same time. By the end of the show, I was riveted to the TV. I have since it watched it several times and am now halfway thru the book.

One thing she discussed on the show was how we could make a spiritual journey without leaving home. She recommended that you do three things a day:

Each morning, ask yourself what you REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want. Write it down.

Each night, ask yourself what what was your happiest moment of the day. Write it down and review it to see if patterns emerge.

Third, change your mantra. As she says, we all have one, whether we realize it or not. It is often negative, like, what an idiot I am. She suggests we change it to a positive one that helps us fulfill our potential.

I don't know if those things are in the book or not. But they seem quite compelling.

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I'm so inspired to get back into meditation. Even though I'm not very good at it. But I guess that's ok.
honest question, no snark at all!- how is one "good" or "not good" at meditation?

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I don't know. I just don't have much time in which to do it really.
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I read this book about a year ago. I really enjoyed it, enough to buy a copy to keep, which is really rare for me. It was the Pray section that got me most.

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.... all right ....

this thread has sparked my interest in this book ....

I'm off to my local library's website to place it 'on hold'.
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... I'm back ....

I am 230++ on the 'wait list' for this book.

I see that there is a lot of interest in this book .....
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Someone loaned me the audio book on CD. I'm up to chapter 34 in 4 days...I can't get enough. It is an AMAZING book, especially to me right now (going through a divorce, trying to find a new path, questioning everything) and IMO it really adds to the book to have her (Liz Gilbert the author) read it on CD.
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ok i'm reading this book and i am so moved and inspired and in love! . i haven't even gotten into the triple digits, yet! doesn't she just make you want to let yourself out? doesn't she just make it seems so doable? *sigh*

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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.
I agree with you.

I read it, and I did like it. I found all three sections very enlightening and entertaining. I especially liked her description of the harmony/connection between all faiths.

While it was a good book and I did enjoy it, I couldn't understand what all the hype was about.

I would recommend the book to anyone, though. She's a good author.
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