Eat Pray Love
Review by Sue@spiritualbookclub.com on 2006-08-28
This was our spirituality book club book for December 2006, and while some thought it was "spirituality light," and a few felt it did not go "deep enough" into spiritual issues besides Gilbert's own angst, most of us found it to be a very enjoyable read, and one we'd stay up late reading because it is fun, funny, thought-provoking, and it is one woman's journey. The critique about this book being self-serving, and self-centered appears to be accurate, but that seems to be the point of this book: it is an examination of self in a year's time, while traveling. This book does not go into deeper questions that involve others, it does not look at deeper issues of suffering, etc. but it does look at one woman's life and the choices she makes during one year of that life, and many of us felt much richer for having read about it. I kept wanting to compare her to Anne Lamott at the start, but this is not Anne Lamott, nor should they be compared for their journeys are very different. It is a book about becoming whole again after pain, and as mentioned, a fun read.