Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

617 WordsFeb 20, 20182 Pages
Although I had trouble finding the relevance of this book, it was a good book to read if you’re into self-help. When I started reading, I was really bored and the content was pretty dry, but I kept with it. It started to get more and more interesting as I read on. I skipped over the parts about her husband and kids because It doesn’t relate to me, but the other parts I found very helpful. I wouldn't do all of the things that she did, but her little tid-bits and bursts of knowledge were very helpful. Although these concepts have been reiterated many times, I found myself reading and highlighting random sentences throughout the text. For example, “ true happiness comes from doing good for others, being with friends and family, finding flow, meditating, and so on.” were what I found to be most applicable. Another passage I liked about this book is when Rubin is saying “Be Gretchen”. You can't be happy if you're trying to be something you are not. Following her through her revelations and inspirations are what makes this book interesting. I like that she attempted to realize that we can't go "into the woods" to "eat, pray and love". Not only is this unrealistic for pretty much anyone, but we also don't all want to abandon family, friends and careers to go and have an out-of-body experience in the woods and discover the meaning of life, exciting as it may be to read about those who do, It would have been nice to read about something more practical, an everyday approach. For me,
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