In 2006, a book by American writer Elizabeth Gilbert "Eat, pray, love" ("Eat, Pray, Love"). This autobiographical novel immediately became a bestseller. It was translated into many languages, including on Russian.

And in 2010, readers were able to see the film, based on the book by Ryan Murphy. The main role was played by Julia Roberts. The film, like the book had a considerable success in the United States and in other countries.

The contents of the book "Eat, pray, love"?

The first answer to this question can be found, barely opening the book. In the abstract they say that the main character's name as the writer. She was quite wealthy, successful woman. But the feeling of dissatisfaction led to thoughts that a lot in her life wrong, wrong. After her divorce from her husband, Elizabeth is trying to find inner balance. As a result, she embarks on a journey of a year. She visits Italy, India, Indonesia.
Abstract ends with the words ""Eat, pray, love" is a book about how you can find joy where there is no wait, and how not to look for happiness where it will not. By definition".

The book consists of three parts, each of which has 36 chapters. In the "Preface" Elizabeth Gilbert compares the structure of his book with an Eastern rosary. 108 chapters about finding happiness as 108 beads in the rosary for repetition of mantras.

In Italy, Elizabeth has been studying the Italian language and get acquainted with the local cuisine. And slowly comes the understanding that you can embrace the new without fear that you can just enjoy every day, to enjoy delicious food, not afraid to gain extra pounds. By the end of the trip to Italy Liz begins to "see the light at the end of the tunnel," she "gathered myself together and help the innocent pleasures became a much more holistic entity".

In India the heroine gets to understand our own soul. She lives in the Ashram, meditating, meeting new people. Four months in the soul of Elizabeth is really changing a lot. And ahead of trip to Indonesia.

In Indonesia Liz is looking for harmony. The special nature of Bali, the way of life of Balinese people, relationships with them, so simple and complex at the same time, everything suggests that the world is in harmony, only to realize that it is necessary to have it in your heart to love.

The perception of the book "Eat, pray, love"

Reviews for the Elizabeth Gilbert book, "Eat, pray, love" sometimes just the opposite. Some consider this novel a masterpiece, while others see only boring narrative. Someone thinks the book is designed exclusively for women, and someone finds the book of the wise, and it can be interesting to different people, regardless of gender.
Among the reviews you can find those who say that the novel, if not turned over their own lives, forced to think about many things.

In fact, each person is unique in its kind. And that's fine. Different attitudes to one and the same work has a right to exist.

The fact that the book for quite a long time was a bestseller, and now the interest is there, says that Elizabeth Gilbert has created an extraordinary novel. Anyway, the book is written sincerely and in good language, and this is a big plus.