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Ok I admit I still have about 30 pages to go which I will get around to eading soon need a break from the book though and which I highly doubt will prompt me to change my 2 star ating I know many people love this book for what I consider personal Gideon's Ride reasons therefore I tread lightly so as to not come off as critical of people s personal opinionsather just the book itself First I found the author not so likable I ve Dahmer Detective: The Interrogation and Investigation That Shocked The World read othereaders eviews in which she was described as so funny and like a girl we d all
LOVE TO KNOW AND HAVE TO TELL YOU I to know and have to tell you I t feel the love She came off to me as lofty self absorbed and needy I felt like she wanted to make herself a victim of her divorce and her depression She was so vague about some aspects of and her depression She was so vague about some aspects of decline of her elationship with her ex husband as well as with some details about the divorce which led me to believe that she eally did a number on him but then she whined throughout the book about how HE was the one making the divorce so difficult I don t mean to sound judgmental of how she coped with it because I can t elate to that and it would be unfair of me but I just couldn t help but feel that she kind of bashed the ex a little when she was seemingly the majority of the The Scruffy Drunk: The Wife in Space, Volume 2 reason for their split Plus she acted like she is the only person in the world to suffer through a divorce yet she was totally in love with another man less than a month after sheealized she wanted out of her marriage and her account isn t clear as to how long after her Mise En Sc�ne: Cin�ma Et Lecture realization she actually got the divorce ballolling so I can t help but assume she was unfaithul So it was hard to have sympathy for her when she got hysterical over the ex disagreeing about settlement details Um I would think that happens when you blindside your spouse with a divorce Deathless reuest Not saying it sight just saying that s lifeSecondly in her search of spirituality I couldn t help but find some of it a little far fetched And could she have drawn out her stay at the Ashram in India any longer or with mind numbing snooooze inducing detail I found myself skipping entire paragraphs at a time and not just because I was in a bit of a hurry to ead the book before book club but because she bored the hell out of me My favorite part of India ironically was Richard From Texas So I suppose that just sums up for us what I got out of the India sectionBut I won t leave us all on a totally negative note I enjoyed parts of the book some of them thoroughly I loved her friends for instance and am perplexed at how I find the author so unlikable but somehow she has such cool people in her life And she was SOMETIMES funny with little sarcastic bits that caught me off guard and made me laugh aloud When she wasn t being overly wordy I loved eading her descriptions of Italy India and most especially Indonesia And of course who didn t drool over her description of that pizza in Naples YUM I ead that part twice Shallow self indulgent and mired in the sort of liberal American obsession with oriental exoticism that is uniuely offensive because it is treated as enobling by its purveyors She treats the est of the world as though it exists for the consumption of jaded The Third Lynx (Quadrail, rich white Americans and this book is a monument to that sort of This was one of those books I willead over and over again All those cynics out there who criticize Gilbert for writing a too cutesy memoir that seems beyond belief and who claim that she is selfish for leaving her Mixed Doubles responsibility are clearly missing the point First she did not write the book to inspire you She wrote it as her own memoir you can agree or disagree with how she went about her enlightenment but you cannot judge her for how she found happiness It is her memoir not yours You can achieve enlightement by whatever means you want Second to call her irresponsible for leavingesponsibilities behind is absurd She was in an unhappy marriage You cannot force yourself to be happy I applaud her for doing something that many people are afraid to do She had no children and so the Julio Bunny and the Foreign Lion (Free Audio Book Inside): --- Easter Book Collection For Kids responsibilities she neglected were minimal I also suspect that those of you who didn t enjoy the book could notelate to it You have never suffered a life changing tragedy You have never felt paralyzed by fear anger or disappointment You have never had to go through a healing process that seems endless You have never felt lost That s great for you but A celebrated writer's irresistible candid and elouent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure spiritual devotion and what she Von Dr. Jakobsen bestraft - SM Krimi (Teil 3) really wanted out of life Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty she went through an early onslaught midlife crisis She had everything an educated ambitious American woman was supposed to want a husband a house a successful career But instead of feeling happy and fulfilled she was consumed with panic grief and confusion She went through a divorce a crushing depression another failed love and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be Toecover from all thi.
Elizabeth Gilbert ¸ 1 DOWNLOADD in an interview if dumping her husband and pushing off t selfish here is what Ms Gilbert had to say What is it about the American obsession with productivity and selfish here is what Ms Gilbert had to say What is it about the American obsession with productivity and that makes it so difficult for us to allow ourselves a little time to solve the puzzle of our own lives before it s too late This statement alone tells so much A esponsibility towards a marriage and spouse is considered an unwanted obsession and one s own pursuit of happiness supercedes everything else If a man decided to dump his wife and family to flee to the Himalayas to meditate we wouldn t be calling it a spiritual journeywe would call it irresponsibility India This when she meditate we wouldn t be calling it a spiritual journeywe would call it irresponsibility India This when she just a little too proud of herself I grew so tired of her boasting about how all her decisions led to a higher plan of consciousness and a new appreciation for life and a new understanding of the universe at large And Bali was even worse I was hoping the little old guy didn t emember her Didn t that whole episode just turn out a little too cutely And then she fell off her bike She met her doctor friend and bought her a house And met an old guy and then she did things to herself And then she slept with the old guy And of course she s better at that than any of us because she is now enlightened And then she made a little Zwanzig Männer sind genug rhyming couplet of a life in Australia America Bali and Brazil Double cringeItaly The author s angst and shallow self discovery and pretendeal people met with the express purpose of Dying Light reflecting what she would like to learn lessons that most of us will have learned far earlier in life before interesting lessons presented themselves To uote a phrase from the Italy section of this book cross the street if you dare to even glance in a bookstore window and entertain a thought of buying this book Elizabeth Gilbert has no ideas about life Not only does she have nothing to teach she has nothing to say This book is so vicarious that iteveals a profound and deeply disturbing ignorance about the complexities of Yaşayan Kur'an Meal-Tefsir real life The author s observations about life are simplistic and her insights so embarrassingly undeveloped and unsophisticated that she comes across as a detached observer There are very few passages in this book thateveal any eal sense of transformation in her life She never eally seems to glean anything authentic or deeply affecting from any of her experiences And because she has gained nothing she has nothing to offer The The Frankenstein Teacher (Corgi Pups) reader is frustrated and unable to connect with her on any level This memoir not only lackseadability it lacks any The Case of the General's Thumb real humanity She isight when she says that she is not a traveler she does not have the heart or spirit of a true traveler because she somehow emains deeply unaffected She is merely a tourist a spectator barely scratching the surface of the lands she traverses the people she encounters and the experiences of what it means to be human She fails to see the poverty that surrounds her or maybe she sees it She definitely never writes about it maybe because it is not part of the oad to any enlightenmentIn spite of her year long journey she is still unable to gain true insight or wisdom from her pain and struggles There is no profoundness in her journey whether it is personal or physical This book is just a simple walk through a simple mind She is not even a good enough writer to be able to cleverly disguise her childlike observations in beautifully crafted language I would ather ead the trail journals of a young backpacker any day At least they are An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles real Aftereading the book I wondered how it found its way to the bestseller list I was perplexed by its popularity So I did some Echoes from the Past research As it turns out Eat Pray Love is an ideal industry example of how a publishing company can create a best seller from the printing of a trade paperback In hard cover this book only generated mediocre book sales in the year in was published However someone at Penguin adopted it as a darling and created a hard core campaign to sell the trade paperbackWell when they said here s 200 000 dollars Elizabeth now go travel and don t forget to eat pray and love when you come back I will get you the best editor and we will both feel enlightened So shallow I cringe I cringe even for the women that buy into such shallownessIf youeally want to live with intention live your journey here and now YOUR here and nowThis book gets Zero star. With the help of a native guru and a surprisingly wise cowboy from Texas she embarked on four uninterrupted months of spiritual exploration In Bali she studied the art of balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence She became the pupil of an elderly medicine man and also fell in love the best way unexpectedly An intensely articulate and moving memoir of self discovery Eat Pray Love is about what can happen when you claim esponsibility for your own contentment and stop trying to live in imitation of society’s ideals It is certain to touch anyone who has ever woken up to the unrelenting need for change.
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Those Of You Whoof you who her story too unbelievable have probably never felt the joy of traveling the world There is no better way to discover yourself than getting out of your comfort zone and immersing yourself in someone else s Traveling the world is not self indulgent If doing what we want to or enjoy doing is self indulgent then we are all guilty If you are enjoying an ice cream sundae meeting your friends for a night out or a good work out you are being self
My guess is that those you who didn t find the value in this book are unhappy with your own life Perhaps you should be a are unhappy with your own life Perhaps you should be a self indulgent yourself Don t bother with this book It took me nearly a year to finish it I was so disgusted by the writer s apparent lack of awareness of her own privilege her trite observations and the unbelievably shallow way in which she epresents a journey initiated by grief that I initially couldn t bear to ead beyond Italy Like others who have written here I made myself pick the book up again because so many people have aved about it and I made myself finish it hoping all the while there would be some The Oathbreaker's Shadow redemptive insight or at least some small kernel of originality or wisdom I was sorely disappointed Liz is so obsessed with male attention throughout the book in every section she expounds in great detail on her flirtations with men many of whom seem to take care of her or compliment her on her wit beauty or charm that it makes her self described uest to learn to be alone seem absurd and farcical She does not have a feminist bone in her body shocking for a woman who is purportedly on a uest for self discovery after what she describes as a devastaing divorce She seems to have absolutely no capacity for self awareness oreflection in this LEGO Kingdoms: Defend the Castle regard and her superficial treatment of this and other aspects of her psyche bored me to tears Basically this memoir accounts her flirting her way across the globe into a newelationship with little to no growth in self awareness that I can perceive Even in India her purported time of inward In Berlin Vielleicht reflection she attaches her herself to the likes of Richard from Texas who seems a cross between a father figure and object of flirtation Ultimately she falls in love with a man much older than she who seems to dote on her in uite a paternalistic way When she spends pages talking about her bladder infection from too much sex I have to uestion what her intentions are in writing about this Why do we need to know about her bladder infection What does it add to our understanding of her uest To me it says only Look I m desirable Not so interesting Additionally her brand of spirituality certainly does not come close to transcending the fashionable Western obsession with all things Eastern particularly Buddhism and the ashram culture That a Westerner could go to India on her spiritual uest and have absolutely no awareness of 1 her gross appropriation of another culture seligion and 2 the abject poverty that surrounds her is inexusable She oozes privilege at every turn and that privilege The Six-Cornered Snowflake and Other Poems remains unacknowledged and unexamined I was willing to look past my initialeaction that the end of a The Making of Matt relationship is not in the grand scheme of things that bad everyone s suffering certainly has its own validity However I was unable to muster much empathy for Elizabeth Gilbert despite my attempts to overcome my disgust at her shallow preoccupation Ultimately this woman had nothing to teach me other than that I should trust my own instincts to abandon a book when I have such a strongeaction of dislike from page one I am sorry I spent the time and energy trying to finish it I happened to Evermore read somewhere that she hasecently bought a church in Manhattan which she is converting into her personal living space And this is enlightenment I am sickened that Paramount has bought the Curious Myths of the Middle Ages: The Sangreal, Pope Joan, The Wandering Jew, and Others rights to the book for a motion picture and that she stands to make even money than she already has on this insipid memoir WHY I cringe to think why so many women want to feel that this was a true spiritual journey It was a pre paid journey The woman starts off with telling us over and over about how painful her divorce was however she dismisses how it ever came to be that way Leaving her audience only to guess it was so horrible she had to leave and find herselfWhen aske. S Gilbert took aadical step In order to give herself the time and space to find out who she Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 24: Return of the Black Soul really was and what sheeally wanted she got Saving Grace rid of her belongings uit her job and undertook a yearlong journey around the world all alone Eat Pray Love is the absorbing chronicle of that year Her aim was to visit three places where she could examine one aspect of her own nature set against the backdrop of a culture that has traditionally done that one thing very well In Rome she studied the art of pleasure learning to speak Italian and gaining the twenty three happiest pounds of her life India was for the art of devotion and.INDULGENT MY GUESS IS THAT THOSE