Book Club Kit: Eat, Pray, Love

Eat Pray Love: One Women's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and IndonesiaEat Pray Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
by Elizabeth Gilbert
First Published: 2006
5 Copies & Reading Guide

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.

Reading Guide:
Penguin – Includes an Intro to the Book, an Author Interview, and Discussion Questions

The New York Times – “The Road to Bali” by Jennifer Egan
The Washington Post – “Heart and Soul” by Grace Lichtenstein
BookPage – “On the International Road to Recovery” by Megan Brenn-White

On the Web:
Official Author Website –
Video – Authors@Google: Elizabeth Gilbert – Includes Interviews with Elizabeth Gilbert, Spiritual Journeys inspired by the Book, and more.
TEDTalks – Elizabeth Gilbert on Nurturing Creativity

If you enjoyed Eat Pray Love, you might like:
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
The Geograph of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner

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