Eat Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat Pray Love

By Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Release Date: 2006-02-16
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 2,472 Ratings


One of the most iconic, beloved, and bestselling books of our time from the bestselling author of City of Girls and Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert.

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves. Now, this beloved and iconic book returns in a beautiful 10th anniversary edition, complete with an updated introduction from the author, to launch a whole new generation of fans.
In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.


  • Speaks to the heart

    By myuzulk
    If you’re married, read this.
  • Love this Book

    By Sarah1228484
    I have read this book a dozen times.
  • Boring and self Centered

    By Getacatchy
    It’s like reading a self centered persons diary.
  • Overall great read

    By MorganElyseJobe
    It took me a while to finish this book (and I normally devour books in 2-3 days) just due to the author’s especially wordy descriptions and flashbacks. It sometimes takes her two or three pages to get back to the point which can feel excessive at times. HOWEVER, it is still a gem and one I absolutely love. Great overall message. Great read.
  • Re-reading 10 years later and love it even more!

    By Ruth's Reviews
    A beautiful book, wonderfully written, and genuinely honest. When this book came out I remember relating so much the the beginning of it. I was in a painful place. I had ended a 5 year (almost a marriage type of relationship) and jumped into another one too soon. Today I relate so much more to the ending of the book. It’s like reading it for the first time because I am a different person too. But I can honestly say I loved it then and I love it more now. It’s a wonderful book of growth and self reflection. While it doesn’t inspire me to do what she did, it inspires me to reflect on the last ten years of my life and ask my self the questions she asked herself.
  • Inspiring

    By AAJean5
    I loved reading the author’s journey from start to finish. It was both moving and inspiring, and also relatable. I really enjoyed the author’s writing style; it was friendly, upbeat, and conversational, as though she were in the room telling you her story, rather than you reading it in a book. Wonderful read. Would recommend.
  • The perfect novel

    By Yuan drew 22
    Thank you
  • Encapsulating

    By Arcticbabe2006
    Other than school textbooks, I've never highlighted book pages. This one I did. There were some inspiring quotes and bits of history that I just wanted to be able to reread easily. I'm so in love with this book. I really took my time reading it, enjoying it. Was quite sad when I finished. The way Ms.Gilbert writes just encapsulates you, makes you laugh, cry and live through her words. It wasn't just about her journey, but each place she visited, she taught you history of how it came to be. Taught it in a way that was interesting, that you'd want to learn more. This isn't just a book that you read and discard, it's like a guide book for the way life should be appreciated, respected and loved because this planet has so much to offer sometimes you just gotta take that leap! I will say this, finished this book yesterday and then watched the movie and I thought the movie was AWEFUL. It was rushed, left out a HUGE key character in my opinion and changed some things up in a disappointing way so I recommend READING THIS BOOK FIRST. Or maybe see the movie first so you'll be that much more engulfed in the book.
  • EPL

    By PLeah24
  • Awesome

    By acoyne4521
    While it's a great story by itself, it's almost like a hidden guide for relating, and dealing with one's own depression. I don't think I could have gotten through last year without knowing that I wasn't the only one who felt that way...