Eat, Pray, Love

I knew about this book after watching the show in Oprah last year, or is it last last year? Since then, i just can't wait for the movie, not knowing the cast will lead by American's fav Julia Roberts. The movie will be in cinema tomorrow, ohhh, i loike! 

Book Summary: Source

Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She had everything an educated, ambitious American woman was supposed to want—a husband, a house, a successful career. But instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed with panic, grief, and confusion. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be.

To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. In order to give herself the time and space to find out who she really was and what she really wanted, she got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world—all alone. Eat, Pray, Love is the absorbing chronicle of that year. Her aim was to visit three places where she could examine one aspect of her own nature set against the backdrop of a culture that has traditionally done that one thing very well. In Rome, she studied the art of pleasure, learning to speak Italian and gaining the twenty-three happiest pounds of her life. India was for the art of devotion, and with the help of a native guru and a surprisingly wise cowboy from Texas, she embarked on four uninterrupted months of spiritual exploration. In Bali, she studied the art of balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. She became the pupil of an elderly medicine man and also fell in love the best way—unexpectedly.

An intensely articulate and moving memoir of self-discovery, Eat, Pray, Love is about what can happen when you claim responsibility for your own contentment and stop trying to live in imitation of society’s ideals. It is certain to touch anyone who has ever woken up to the unrelenting need for change.

My favorite quotes from the book: 

"In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place."

and this quote is for me to ask myself, 

"Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit."
Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

Go girls, and women out there. Grab the book or watch the movie! 

Sekian, Kamsahamida~

6 doll(s) whispering:

Wizza said...
September 29, 2010 at 10:31 AM

aa tgk kt oprah gk psl buku ni.. nk buat movie kn? tgu cd je la..xde makna tgk wayang skang hehee

Aida The Pink Goddess said...
September 29, 2010 at 11:03 AM

in my downest moment, i shd read this,, and perhaps eat, pray, love too?

ezzati said...
September 29, 2010 at 9:18 PM

rasa cam ada tgk la kat oprah best je ni..

Liza said...
September 29, 2010 at 9:28 PM

tak sempat lagik read the book but was told bagus, maybe nak tgk the movie cause suka julia roberts

♥ sha ♥ said...
September 29, 2010 at 9:29 PM

sy beli novel ni 2 bln lepas tapi smpai skrg la x sempat baca. nampak gaya kalo movie dia dah kuar kena nengok movie dulu nih. kot tak mesti rasa x bes sbb slalunyakan mmg gitu

nanaruzana said...
October 13, 2010 at 11:25 AM

ahaiii...having a baby is like having a tatoo...?having a baby is like having the whole world in ur hand...siap terngalir air mate mase scan nmpk pale baby...tgn yg baru nak tumbuh dan blinking2 jantung nak cium2 monitor...lbeh2 lg baby tu nakal..goyang2 sane sini...nak amik gmbr pon payah..