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Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert - First Edition - 2006-02 - from Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA (SKU: 2613)

Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert - First Edition - 2006-02 - from Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA (SKU: 2613)

Eat, Pray, Love

by Elizabeth Gilbert

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
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ISBN 10
0670034711
ISBN 13
9780670034710
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First Edition/First Printing with the complete number line: A Fine book in a Fine dust jacket with no visible flaws. An excellent copy of this novel, basis for the fine film starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. Not remaindered, not price clipped, not ex-library; in a protective Mylar cover and will ship in a sturdy box.

Synopsis

This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls “Anne Lamott’s hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister”) is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.

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On Aug 19 2012, Lucia253writer said:
Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love" satisfies on many levels. It is at once a humorous, witty, and a soul-bearingly honest narrative covering a vast geographical terrain as well as the spiritual geography of her heart and soul. It chronicles her escape from the trappings of twenty-first century suburban life through a painful divorce, her quest for joy, "something to marvel at" and her quest for a deeper connection with her soul, and finally a search for a way to balance her appetite for life with a sense of timeless connection to pure spirit. Her appetite is literally and figuratively restored in Rome, Italy, where she learns La Dolce Vita, the beautiful life, and Dolce far Niente, sweetly doing nothing but enjoying the present moments of wine, friendship, laughter and her new Italian tongue, tasting the words of Dante's Italian, sharing them with street vendors and a male friend with the unlikely name of Luca Spaghetti. Her next journey takes her to an Indian ashram, where she meets motely but spiritually saavy fellow pilgrims, and where her vow of silence is interrupted by the ashram management's request for her to be a sort of tour guide for incoming guests. She learns that she doesn't have to be a silent Yogi to be whole, only herself with all her beauty and flaws. Finally, she ends up in Indonesia, where a toothless but charming medicine man teaches her "all he knows" and how to "smile with your liver." That she finds romantic love in Indonesia seemed almost unbelievable, a romance novel ending. But this is a true story, and she is only able to find mature and lasting love after she learns to love and honor herself. Her theme might well be taken from a poem by Rumi, the 13th century Sufi poet:The Guest House, by RumiThis being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival.A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an unexpected visitor.Welcome and entertain them all!Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,who violently sweep your houseempty of its furniture,still, treat each guest honorably.He may be clearing you outfor some new delight.The dark thought, the shame, the malice,meet them at the door laughing,and invite them in.Be grateful for whoever comes,because each has been sentas a guide from beyond. (The Essential Rumi, versions by Coleman Barks)

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Bookseller
Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2613
Title
Eat, Pray, Love
Author
Elizabeth Gilbert
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0670034711
ISBN 13
9780670034710
Publisher
Viking Adult
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.s.a.
Date Published
2006-02
Keywords
First Edition, Hardcover
Bookseller catalogs
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Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

Bryan H. Young D.V.M.dba Grayshelf Books, 19111 Desert Eagle Dr., Tomball, Tx 77377Email - bhydvm@gmail.comWe accept payment by Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, checks, or money orders.Texas residents please add 8% sales tax.We guarantee all books to be as described.Additional scans of books will be provided upon request.
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About Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

Grayshelf Books is an online collectors library originating out of the love of collecting rare books. We specialize, but are not limited to, modern first editions from the 20th and 21st century. We also maintain inventory of rare works in the Science Fiction and Horror genres. We guarantee all of our books in regards to condition stated on the listings and all books are protected in mylar covers and shipped with the utmost care in sturdy boxes. Thanks for viewing our listings!

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