Last year, on this date, my loving brother got married to the love of his life. They are together from nine years and may be together for hundreds more.
Love you guys
Today I read another bestseller novel, just not fiction.
A famous NonFiction Novel
“Eat, Pray, Love”
by Elizabeth Gilbert (Goodreads Author)
In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want–husband, country home, successful career–but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she felt consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and of what she found in their place. Following a divorce and a crushing depression, Gilbert set out to examine three different aspects of her nature, set against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.
My review – I give it a 3.5 stars.
Did I like the story? Or the memoir?
No, I couldn’t. Liz was selfish, I couldn’t like her character.
What I did like?
This is a true story, the writer’s honesty is something that not only surprised me but also made me respect her. Yes, Liz was self absorbed and yes, if this was a normal fiction story, I would have given it two stars, maybe less. But what we are failing to realise is that this is not fiction, the protagonist is not perfect. She is not going to get perfect. This is a non fiction story narrated quite nicely by the author.
How she portrayed India was beautiful. The character Tulsi was cute, enthusiastic and funny.
I don’t think I wasted my time by reading it. I had to read it, I hated it, I liked it and I am content.
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