What is the title of American author Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir: 'Eat, Pray, ...'?
'Eat, Pray, Love' is the title of the 2006 memoir by American author Elizabeth Gilbert (born 1969). With the subtitle 'One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia', it chronicles Gilbert's trip around the would following a messy divorce. For 187 weeks, the book remained on 'The New York Times Best Seller' list, and in 2010, was made into a film starring Julia Roberts.
The book begins when Gilbert was 34 years old with a home, husband and career. Yet, she felt unable to settle down. After divorcing her husband and having an unsuccessful affair with another man, she set off to explore the world, meditate, and find herself.
Gilbert spent four months in Italy eating copious amounts of pasta before moving on to India to find her spirituality. Before returning to America, she spent some time in Bali, and discovered she still had the ability to fall in love again.
'Eat, Pray, Love' received positive reviews from many critics, including Oprah Winfrey, who devoted two episodes of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' to the book. 'Eat, Pray, Love' has since sold over 12 million copies and has been translated into over 30 languages.
In 2010, Gilbert published her second memoir 'Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage', which covers her life after 'Eat, Pray, Love' and her marriage to Jose Nunes, who she met in Bali. Gilbert uses pseudonyms for all the characters in her book other than herself. Nunes was referred to as 'Felipe'.