Eat, Pray, Love
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Shereen Nimbalker is a singer (Indigo) and CEO of Manikinn, an online chic clothing destination. This week we asked her about her favourite book of all time which is Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert .
“It was very difficult for me to chose a favourite book of all time but Eat Love Pray is definitely in my top 5 and a favourite at the moment! It was recommended to me by a friend who raved about the book and after reading it I can definitely see why. I am usually one to read Autobiographies and Biographies and in essence this story falls into that category. Eat, Pray, Love is an inspirational book. It is a moving memoir of self discovery written so honestly, articulately and thoughtfully making it an enjoyable read.”
“This book is so poignant because it is so relatable, I believe it is a book for every modern woman. I think all women can relate to some if not the complete underlying themes of finding oneself, defying society’s expectations, exploring spirituality, preserving enjoyment and finding balance in life.
While dealing with serious and life changing issues the author Elizabeth Gilbert has penned this novel ever so humorously. The book takes you on a journey with the author and allows you to share in her discovery, sadness and joy. As you turn the pages you will find yourself feeling an array of emotions welling up with tears of sadness to crying with laughter!”
“The story revolves around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty; she had what was presumably what every woman wants from life; a husband, a house and a very successful career. Elizabeth realised she wasn’t happy and this caused her great confusion, making her anxious which forced her to start questioning her life. This questioning and life evaluation left Elizabeth in a state of depression and unhappiness which prompted her to seek a divorce from her husband and this was then followed by another failed love.
To recover and to rediscover herself, Elizabeth embarked on a ‘soul searching’ journey. She rid herself of her material belongings, quit her job, and went on a journey to Italy, India and Indonesia alone. Eat, Pray, Love is the absorbing chronicle of that year. In Rome, she studied the art of pleasure-EAT. India was for the art of devotion, and spiritual exploration-PRAY. In Bali, she studied the art of balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.
Like many feel good novels she does fall in love-unexpectedly-LOVE.
Gilbert’s memoir of self-discovery, Eat, Pray, Love is about what can happen when you free your spirit and stop trying to live up to expectations.
As I mentioned I was recommended this book and in turn I would encourage and recommend women everywhere to read it!”
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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
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