If you are into yoga and meditation, the novel Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is definitely for you. Not because it is a New York Times bestseller, but because it will make you want to change yourself for the better. It is not subjected to be an autobiography, but Elizabeth Gilbert uses herself as the main character. The book starts out with Elizabeth’s divorce to her husband. She is in despair, as is any other person who is going through a divorce, and she starts her journey across the world to find her purpose in life.
Elizabeth starts off in Italy. The details that Gilbert uses when she explains all of the food that she eats will make your stomach turn over in hunger. She leaves Italy after a short time, and then travels to India and resides at an Ashram, which is a religious retreat, usually for practicing Hinduism, which involves mediation and self-discovery. She meets a man named Richard from Texas who ends up calling her “groceries,” a nickname given to her because of her eating habits. The book carries the reader through her problems, from her love conflicts with Richard to getting her mind to be still. Gilbert’s character has the rare gift of triggering readers’ emotions. When Elizabeth reached her bliss, the reader could feel it too. This book is filled with juicy details and amazing twists and turns, and is, in all, an overall good read.