A review of this — 5 years ago
Vision quest lite … kinda.
“Eat, Pray, Love” was one of those “trendy” books that I was going to skip, until a trusted friend gave it a high recommendation. I’m glad I read it.
Liz Gilbert was not writing a how-to book per se, nor do I think it’s a travel book, though it’s classified as one. It’s both a literal journey and a journey of growth
Her prose is very readable, and yet there were times that I felt myself slogging through this book. So many seemingly life-altering events take place, and while her descriptions are very clear and sometimes profound, readers are off to her next experience before we can fully absorb what’s happened. There were just so many things I wanted to know more about.
Gilbert’s story is part Anne Lamott (with expletives deleted and less anger), part “Jonathan Livingston Seagull,” with some Bill Bryson thrown in for good measure. It would be nice to read more of her adventures, taken at a slower, perhaps more contemplative pace.