Friday Morning Bookclub

August 4, 2011

The Friday Morning Bookclub Gives Eat, Pray, Love By Elizabeth Gilbert 3 Omelets

Filed under: Eat, Pray, Love,Elizabeth Gilbert,Polls,Rate The Book — susanbright @ 8:17 pm

Amazon readers gave Eat, Pray, Love 3 1/2 stars

Barnes and Noble readers gave Eat, Pray, Love 4 stars

Eat, Pray Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia is Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir. After a nasty divorce Gilbert eats her way through Italy, spends time in an Ashram in India and finds love in Bali. Eat, Pray, Love was made into a movie starring Julia Roberts.


July 28, 2011

Rate The Book: Eat, Pray, Love By Elizabeth Gilbert

Filed under: Eat, Pray, Love,Elizabeth Gilbert,Polls,Rate The Book — susanbright @ 10:37 am

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November 3, 2010

My problem with Eat, Pray, Love

Filed under: Books Into Movies,Eat, Pray, Love — Esther @ 9:27 pm

The Friday Morning book club read the memoir Eat, Pray, Love several years ago, prior to my becoming a member.  I had resisted reading the book, because it did not seem like the kind of thing that I would enjoy, but several months ago, faced with a long, solitary drive to New Jersey, I checked out the book on tape, to listen to during my drive.  I did not love the book.  First of all, I will say that I did enjoy the first part of the book – where Liz Gilbert travels to Italy.  I am an “Italophile”.  I love Italy.  I love Italian food.  I love the Italian language.  This part of the book was right up my alley.  The second part of the book, where she travels to India, was a real bore for me.  This was the part of the book on tape where my mind wandered, where I enjoyed the scenery as I drove (the new Jersey turnpike?????).  I have never had any desire to visit India, and I never will.  The third part of the book, Liz’s visit to Bali, was fun to listen to.  There was more of a story line here.  Her romance with Felipe.  The saga of Wayan and the search for a home.  The book as a whole was a disappointment for me.  The reason – I realized that I did not like the way that Elizabeth Gilbert, the author, came across.  I felt that she was a little full of herself.  After seeing the movie, although I loved Julia Roberts, I came away feeling the same.  All in all, I have to say, this wasn’t one of my favorite books.

August 19, 2010

Eat Pray Love: The Movie

Filed under: Eat, Pray, Love,Movies — susanbright @ 4:28 pm

The other night a group of us went to see the movie Eat Pray Love.  First dinner at California Pizza and then a chick flick. What could be better! I have never seen a Julia Roberts movie that I didn’t like and Eat Pray Love was no exception. I loved watching “Liz” eat her way through Italy, scrub floors and meditate in an Ashram in India and finally find love in beautiful Bali. Julia Roberts was wonderful as Liz Gilbert. Richard Jenkins is amazing as Richard from Texas, and you can’t help but fall in love with Felipe, played by Javier Bardem. Although a little long, the movie was thoroughly entertaining and the scenery beautiful. Leave your husbands home, take a girl friend and go see Eat Pray Love. The two or three men in the audience actually got a standing ovation at the end of the movie, and they deserved it!

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