Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir

Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir is an anthology of 47 stories from people of all ages who read Eat Pray Love or watched the movie and were touched and empowered to make changes in their lives. Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat Pray Love wrote the introduction to this book. Gilbert is amazed by the popularity of Eat Pray Love which was published ten years ago. Gilbert says that the universal message from all of the essays that were submitted for Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It is "My life doesn't have to look like this anymore."

The title Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It grabbed my attention. I found the book to be entertaining and inspiring. Even if you aren't into self-help books, there are messages in each story that might speak to you. We can't all go to Italy or Bali to find our selves, but some of the stories just might inspire you to do something in your life that you have always wanted to do. Perhaps reading Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It will be the spark that gets you to step out of your comfort zone and set off on your own journey! Happy Trails!

The original Eat Pray Love book and the Eat Pray Love movie/DVD with Julia Roberts may be found at The Virginia Beach Public Library. Other books in the same vein as Eat Pray Love are Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed, the author of Wild, and The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You're Supposed To Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown which also may be checked out from the VBPL.

Reviewed by Joan L.

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