free ead Í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ Elizabeth GilbertWow this book took me #on a Nomadische Lebenswelten Und Zarische Politik: Der Aufstand In Zentralasien 1916 roller coasteride I couldn t decide if I loved it or hated #a The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin roller coasteride I
COULDN T DECIDE IF I LOVEDt decide if I loved
Or Hated And Ithated and it like every few pages I d go from thinking Gilbert was delightfully witty to thinking this was the most horribly self absorbed person to ever set foot on the earth In the end the overall effect was The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog's Life Quality and Longevity rather like sitting at a party listening to someone tell a long involved story all about themselves and youe alternately annoyed and fascinated and you want to get up and leave but she s just so entertaining that you keep telling yourself you ll leave in the next minute and so you end up sticking through the whole Eat Pray Love is the monologue of a Neurotic American Princess Liz in her mid thirties The first few chapters background the No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History rest of the book a confessional that tells how she came to find her 8 year marriage distastefulealised she wasn t keen on the next logical step which is apparently to fill her expansive apartment with children and plunges into an impotent depression Without even getting drunkOne night whilst bawling on the bathroom floor a habit she has grown fond of she is struck by a flakey attack of twattery Being an American this experience manifests itself as finding some kind of God or thereabouts Naturally she Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 resolves to leave her husband Her husband isn t keen on this development and Liz finds that strangely he takes poorly to having his heart shattered into a million piecesHusband behaves badly and our protagonist feels hurt and sad But no matter because before long Liz hooks up with the sexy exciting yoga chanting David who takes a five minute break from his headlong charge toward floaty Thai fisherman s pants a thin ponytail and male pattern baldness toattle her well bred bones Liz drinks deeply from lust s stagnant wellBut divorce negotiations do drag on leaving Liz once again bawling on the bathroom floor This time however it s David s bathroom floor And David it seems is unimpressed by such displays It seems men are interested in women for their uniue and interesting ualities and unless you are Bob Dylan melancholy gets old fast Incidentally if you find a chap who does like this constant emo drama then Berlayar di Pamor Badik runHere s whateally bothers me about this book Eat Pray Love is a New York Times bestseller It was L. Munatius Plancus recommended to me by a friend a woman who is a successful publisher in her ownight According to her this is the best book she has Münchhausen's Pigtail, or Psychotherapy Reality read this year It s been a short yearIn short she isn t given to fawning excesses that one might expect from anyone who doesn t think this book should have been printed on softer paper I think 3 ply wou. A celebrated writer's irresistible candid and elouent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure spiritual devotion and what sheeally 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 To ecover from all thi. ,
Ld about do it So I was surprised by her inging endorsementI am told you see that women get this book Which means they sympathise and understand it I bet its on Oprah s Fucking Book ListWith this in mind here s what I will say when I am invited to Oprah s Fucking Book clubfeminist antWomen You will get to
THE END OF THIS BOOK AND MAY STILL BEend of this book and may still be the illusion that it is not your esponsibility to make yourself happy Whereas it is in fact your own esponsibility to make yourself happy Being happy
without being withbeing with man does not trivialise love You should find challenges entertainment fun excitement passion the thrill of mastery and satisfaction of achievement through your own doings not who you are doing Love might enhance this It cannot substitute thisCan you imagine if men felt so incomplete without women When did is become acceptable for men to be our projects When did it become acceptable for women to be defined by their men as if something less than this arrangement denigrates the sanctity of a elationship Fuck until I ead this book I thought I d dealt feminism a crippling blow by jack knifing the trailer this morning I look like Susan Sontag in gumboots compared to this bookIn EPL the author s only explanation for her pathetic simpering twattery is that she is as affectionate as a cross between a Golden Retriever and a barnacle This is supposed to tell us why her sex #life esembles pollen in a strong breezeTo her and all other Oprah book clubbers who get this book get #resembles pollen in a strong breezeTo her and all other Oprah book clubbers who get this book get Golden Retriever Or barnacles Or maybe a Golden Retriever with barnacles But for sweet knit one purl one Christ leave this book on the shelfPost Script I m not anti American I lived there and many of the best people I know are Americans I have however noticed a peculiar enthusiasm for Godliness in the land of the free I am embarrassed to Fairy Tales are True: Silent Reach from the Dunes to the Khumba Mela read this book in public The title and the flowery pasta y cover screams I m a book that contains theelentless Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction rants of a neurotic 34 year old womanSo I m afraid that the strangers on the Metro will think I identify with herBut in the comfort of my own bed I am totally falling for this memoir Yes Gilbert is emotionally self indulgent are we supposed to feel bad that she lost both houses in the divorce annoying she s just tickled when she gains 23 pounds after eating her way through Italy and ofteneally immature oh The endless endless cryingThen again this is a memoir and when the writing is just so clever so hospitable so damn funny it s Dying to Be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception really hard to hold that against Gilbert in the endThe plot goes something like this A 30 year old writer has S Gilbert took aadical step In order to give herself the time and space to find out who she Octavio's Journey really was and what sheeally wanted she got Philosophy in Social Work 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. Verything she wants including several successful books a husband and two houses When sheealizes she doesn t want to have kids and that she s not happy after all she has a breakdown and leaves her I found this book unbelievably #phoneyI hated this so much that I got up early this morning to finish it and gave #hated this so much that I got up early this morning to finish it and gave copy to the library and honestly I m not too proud of thatTo me it just felt so insincere that there s no chance I would have made it past the second chapter had it not been for book club obligationsI enjoyed her writing style but I absolutely could not warm to her at all To be fair I do think she would be an excellent travel writerThe section on India was agony to Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story read I have met enough people freshlyeturned from Indian ashrams to know that they often seem a tad self absorbed
#And I Also Suspect That They Really Only Get Up #I also suspect that they eally only get up 3am so that they have even me time She didn t do much to alter my opinionHonestly this woman meditated longer harder and #Bluer Than Anyone Else Has #than anyone else has or present She won the meditation competition that no one was actually having Possibly it was not enlightenment that she found but simply that she finally became completely self absorbed Easy mistake to make What I m about to say must be wrong because I couldn t get through this book I tried And I failed So I have NO BUSINESS WRITING THIS Don t ead itA cousin Organizing Power recommended EPL and I thought it would teach me something about the book market My secret boyfriend at the public library was horrified I checked it out given his ACLU offensive intimacy with myecord and tastes and yes like others I was embarrassed to have EPL in my possessionBecauseWhat IS this MOVEMENT of lily white bourgeois women with fancy educations working themselves into identity crises that they think can be solved by a new form of coloniasm This hyper feminized adventure travel Subaltern poaching for the 21st century Taker mentality as spiritual uestThese people need their own version of Outside magazine or some shit Oh yeah they already do It s called the GAIAM catalogYeah We Bipedal, By Pedal: Confidential Mad Libs re talking some serious dilettante tourism taking entire countries as theme spas Italy for excess India for asceticism Indonesia for the middle path Ladies Country I is not your personal terrain for self discovery You don t get to interiorize Country I as a metaphor for your personal potential If your interior journey needs a bunch of leisure time and poor countries to beealized maybe you Lost Treasure re asking the wrong uestionsThe consumerist mentality was so self important and so priveleged that I just couldn t make myself give this book any time. 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 claimesponsibility 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.