But on one particular trip to the Bras Basah Complex, the mecca of all second-hand book complexes here in Singapore, I found myself needing one more title to avail of a special 3 for S$10 bargain. Having no other choice, I settle on Eat, Pray, Love. But it's a good thing I did, too, 'cause I take back all the inane misgivings I've had about this novel. Guess you really can't judge a book by its cover (even if it is Julia Roberts and I don't like her much too). J
|Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert|
Elizabeth Gilbert, like all of us at one point or another, finds herself questioning her life's purpose. In her early 30s, it would seem she has a very enviable life -- a loving husband and a successful career. But she just doesn't feel complete; and so with much trepidation, she leaves everything behind and goes on life-changing, soul-seeking trips to Italy, India and Bali.
It's funny how life throws unexpected curves and we are left feeling alone and confused. It takes a really brave woman to have left her seemingly full life to finally understand herself. There were a lot of painful sacrifices she had to take, the most severe in my opinion of which was her inevitable divorce with her husband. There are instances that Elizabeth was selfish; but who am I to judge another person of their behaviors and mistakes.
Eat, Pray, Love is a good book about reflection, full of memorable quotes and sayings. I do, however, highly doubt if I'd be purchasing the follow-up novel.