Now a New York Times Bestseller -- True stories inspired by one of the most iconic, beloved, bestselling books of our time In the ten years since its electrifying debut, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love has become a worldwide phenomenon, empowering millions of readers to set out on paths they never thought possible, in search of their own best selves. Here, in this candid and captivating collection, nearly fifty of those readers—people as diverse in their experiences as they are in age and background—share their stories. The journeys they recount are transformative—sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, but always deeply inspiring. Eat Pray Love helped one writer to embrace motherhood, another to come to terms with the loss of her mother, and yet another to find peace with not wanting to become a mother at all. One writer, reeling from a difficult divorce, finds new love overseas; another, a lifelong caregiver, is inspired to take an annual road trip, solo. A man leaves seminary, embraces his sexual identity, and forges a new relationship with God. A woman goes to divinity school and grapples with doubt and belief. One writer’s search for the perfect pizza leads her to New Zealand and off-the-grid homesteading, while another, in overcoming an eating disorder, redefines her relationship not only with food but with herself. Some writers face down devastating illness and crippling fears, and others step out of their old lives to fulfill long-held dreams of singing, acting, writing, teaching, and learning. Entertaining and enlightening, Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It is a celebration for fans old and new. What will Eat Pray Love make you do?
This is no ordinary self-help book. It’s an adventure story . . . Your life is your adventure —and you are its main character and hero. You need only open your eyes to the clues that are right in front of you. At the very core of your existence, there is a primal energy force that craves the answers these universal clues hold . . . nudging you forward, gnawing at you when you fail to act. Each day becomes a gamble —taken with your life. Everything is at stake. By opening The Ultimate Risk, you’ll begin a quest to uncover the secrets to living with passion, realizing your purpose, and creating a life brimming with meaning and enchantment at every turn. In her mesmerizing debut book, Tara L. Robinson presents seven hidden mysteries —from the power of intention to living backward in time to the Void —that will help you awaken to who you really are and tap into greater happiness than you’ve ever known. Immersing you in a fictional adventure story with you at the helm, she’ll launch you on a captivating journey where you’ll learn to use your natural spiritual abilities to build a real life that you love. As you unlock the stunning power of each deepening mystery, Tara will share illuminating examples and practical ways to integrate their principles you’re your daily experience. You have more power than you ever imagined . . . and this book will guide you to harness it once and for all and truly live a life without regret.
The Number One international bestseller, Eat, Pray Love is a journey around the world, a quest for spiritual enlightenment and a story for anyone who has battled with divorce, depression and heartbreak.
The 10th anniversary edition of one of the most iconic, beloved, and bestselling books of our time. Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves. Now, this beloved and iconic book returns in a beautiful 10th anniversary edition, complete with an updated introduction from the author, to launch a whole new generation of fans. In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. From the Trade Paperback edition.
EMBARGOED UNTIL APRIL 6 2015 Committed Undone is a powerful journey of inner healing; the overcoming of grief using the spiritual teachings of Buddhism. Its a follow up to Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love and Committed. Its sub-theme is professional women and retirement. The book will appeal to most women - spiritual women, professional women, retiring women and Liz Gilbert fans. Back Cover: It is not a good year for Elizabeth Lowrie. Everything she is committed to is being undone: her work, the day-to-day responsibilities of family and a commitment made to the ex. In the process of considering whether or not to retire, Elizabeth's world begins to fall apart when Liz Gilbert publishes Committed, the sequel to her best seller Eat, Pray, Love. In Committed, Liz and her new beau (Felipe) are described as survivors of 'very, very bad divorces'. This is a huge shock to Elizabeth Lowrie, 'Felipe's' ex-wife: she had always believed their split had been gracious. In order to try and make sense of the chaos around her, Elizabeth embarks on the trip of a life time - to move 'the energy' to a better place and to make decisions about her future. She explores what a professional woman considers when retiring. This is the story of Elizabeth's journey of healing from her initial feelings of grief and betrayal to finding inner peace and compassion. It is an 18 month memoir of personal, emotional and spiritual growth as Elizabeth white water rafts down the Grand Canyon, meditates for six weeks in Brazil, and travels across Canada by train. This story is Elizabeth's truth.
'The next Bill Bryson.’ New York Times World-weary, distracted and more often than not the worse for wine, Michael Booth really needed to make some major changes to his life. Instead, he embarks on an over-ambitious, self-indulgent attempt to write the definitive book on Indian food, taking his wife and two young children in tow. They criss-cross India, from mist-shrouded Delhi to Mumbai and the slums of Dharavi, meeting the locals and samplying different cuisines along the way. However, his plan is derailed as he spirals deeper into his metaphysical middle-aged malaise, finally unravelling amid the sweltering heat of the Keralan backwaters. Fortunately, his wife takes control and enrolls her disintegrating husband in a hardcore yoga boot camp, enlisting a wise meditation guru who helps him chart a path towards enlightenment. But will Booth's cynicism and untrammelled appetites prove his undoing? Can he regain his balance, conquer his anxieties and face up to life as a husband and father?
For the first time the complete works of the award-winning author Elizabeth Gilbert are collected together, highlighting her talents as a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. In the international best-seller Eat, Pray, Love, Gilbert narrates her struggles after a bitter divorce and turbulent love affair, beginning her quest to rediscover how to be happy. In Rome, she indulges herself and gains nearly two stone. In India, she finds enlightenment through scrubbing temple floors. Finally, in Bali a toothless medicine man reveals a new path to peace, leaving her ready to find love again. In Committed, Gilbert is about to wed the man she fell in love with at the end of Eat, Pray, Love and with wit and intelligence contemplates marriage, trying with all her might to discover what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. In The Last American Man, Gilbert presents a fascinating, intimate portrait of the American naturalist and brilliant modern hero Eustace Conway, who at the age of seventeen ditched the comforts of his suburban existence to escape into the wild. Attempting to instil in people a deeper appreciation of nature, Conway stops at nothing in pursuit of bigger, bolder adventures. In Gilbert's first novel Stern Men, the eighteen-year-old irredeemably unromantic Ruth Thomas returns home from boarding school determined to join the 'stern-men'. Throwing her education overboard, this feisty and unforgettable American heroine helps work the lobster boats and brushes up on her profanity, eventually falling for a handsome young lobsterman. In Pilgrims, Gilbert's sharply drawn and tenderly observed collection of twelve short stories, tough heroes and heroines, hardened by their experiences, struggle for their epiphanies and seek companionship as fiercely as they can.
After the confetti settles… It takes an earthquake for billionaire businessman Cesare di Goia to realize what's important in life. His wife may have become a stranger, but he's determined to keep his young daughter close. Returning to the luxurious Lake Como palazzo with her daughter, Ava di Goia feels like an outsider in what was once their home. Although the bond between them is still undeniable, the memories, tarnished rings and broken promises make it clear that the secrets that drove them apart are still unresolved….