From the book Eat, Pray, Love by By Elizabeth Gilbert
Behind her: a seven-year marriage, a wrenching divorce, a disastrous affair. What Elizabeth Gilbert needed was a little distance. Make that a lot of distance. So she took a deep breath, dropped everything, and got out of town. In this excerpt from her book, she discovers the pleasures of Rome; the joy of learning 10 Italian idioms a day; the amazing eyes of her language buddy, Giovanni; and the healing power of pizza.
I was Introduced to this book last Spring when a good friend of mine had a breast cancer scare ( that turned out benign but was a harrowing 3 weeks). She happened to be reading the book just before it started and she credits this book with giving her the strength to survive. We spent some lazy days at the beach where she read aloud passages of the book to me. The memory is bittersweet for me- the day was beautiful and sunny and we could hear laughter of our kids playing and she read from this book that was just so inspiring and beautifully written- and she was going through absolute hell.
The book is indeed inspriraing so muc so that I began to delve into the world of meditation- but that’;s anothr post.
My girlfriend told me today that the authour was goin to be on Opraj this coming Monday.. ( and I am one of the few people I now that does NOT like Oprah) but I MAY have to watch the show.
I would be curious to hear if others have read the book and how ( if?) it affected them.
For more info on Eat, Pray, Love on Oprah : http://www2.oprah.com/presents/2007/eatpraylove/eatpraylove_excerpt.jhtml