|Plot Summary of Eat, Pray, Love|
|"Elizabeth Gilbert is a successful New York journalist. At 31, she no longer wants to be married, doesn't want to have a baby, and doesn't want a big house in the suburbs. While enduring a long and bitter divorce, she rebounds into a romance with a guy like her dad.
Confused and distressed, she decides to go on a sabbatical through Italy, India, and Indonesia on an advance she gets to write a book about her journey.
In Italy, she gains 25 pounds learning about pleasure and living without a goal. In India, she stays at an ashram, gets beyond the noise in her head, and she learns devotion. In Indonesia, she meets a native healer, a woman like herself, and her next lover while learning balance.
Stephanie Barko, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Eat, Pray, Love|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
- midlife crisis
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- on vacation
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- touching of anatomy
Writer's slant towards subject:
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book