This is one of those books that I could sit down with for several hours at a time, if only working and sleeping would just quit getting in the way of my reading time.  Eat Pray Love is written from such a personal point of view - funny sometimes, sad sometimes (I appreciate her transparency), and chock-full of interesting insights into what life can be like in Italy, India, and Indonesia. And, though I don’t want to get all “self-help” preachy about this book, it’s true that each section had a lesson to offer me:  The author’s time in Italy (“Eat”) reminded me that the pursuit of pleasure (to a certain extent, of course) is actually a very worthy endeavor. Savor and appreciate life’s pleasures – don’t guilt yourself over them. Her time in an ashram in India (“Pray”) wasn’t quite so fun to read about as Italy, but the hours upon and hours and days upon days that she spent in deep, focused meditation did beg this question from me: when is the last time I sat down in a quiet room, silenced my mind, and did nothing but revel in God’s presence? Another worthy endeavor… And finally, the chapters on Indonesia (“Love”) were about relationships, and Lord knows, I do love reading about/talking about/watching movies about relationships, so this section was right up my alley.  The strength of the friendships she formed in just a few short months was a reminder to me that I must let my guard down a little if I want to experience closeness.

Two thumbs up.


  1. Jason says:

    Cool, I was actually wondering about this book since I’ve seen it around so much. Good to hear it’s not so cheesy and is worth the read.

  2. Aaron J. Esposito says:

    two fun flicks…


    Sienna Miller & Natalie Portman… burn me please