Teaser Tuesdays: Eat Pray Love


Eat,_Pray,_Love_–_Elizabeth_Gilbert,_2007Yeah, yeah. I am just getting around to reading this book.

I am not usually into the finding yourself style of books, and so I never bothered about the hype on this one. But after admiring Elizabeth Gilbert’s writing in The Signature of all Things, I decided I need to give this one a try, and so far in (just finished the eat section in Italy, and feeling very hungry 😉 ), it’s pretty good, if a little repetitive.

I am digging it in spite of the somewhat bombastic language and the overdose of self-awareness and the peppering of inspirational quotes throughout.

However, I did find the below sentence rang very true.

The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.

It’s very difficult to get out of a difficult situation, I think.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
  • London Mum

    I loved this book when I read it! x

  • ARE there inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout? I don’t remember there being. I’ve always been fond of this book — it’s gotten a lot of criticisms for being sort of a prescriptive privileged thing, but actually it felt to me like one crazy-but-self-aware woman telling about things she did in her life. That were often crazy. But I still enjoyed hearing about them. Elizabeth Gilbert makes me laugh.

    • Nishita

      @readingtheend:disqus I love her writing, but I prefer her fiction. Have you read The Signature of all Things? I liked that a lot compared to Eat Pray Love.

  • I really enjoyed this book when I read it. I don’t normally read nonfiction (like, ever) but found myself really drawn to her situation. I hope you enjoy the Pray and Love parts too!

    My Teasers.

    • Nishita

      @kerry_o_donnell:disqus I didn’t enjoy the Pray section much, but Eat and Love were pretty good.

  • vvb

    this book actually inspired me to finally start traveling to other countries.
    here’s mine: http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2014/08/teaser-tuesday-81214.html

  • Sandra Nachlinger

    I agree with your take on this book. But maybe that has to do with where I was in my life when I read it! I hope you end up enjoying the book.
    My Teaser is from WHERE OR WHEN.

  • I’m ususally staying far away from this type of book, especially with the huge religous aspect, but I loved this story. It was open-minded and captivating, and if you come to love it like I did, I advise you to never-ever watch the movie!
    Here’s my TT

  • Linda P

    i enjoyed this one. Enjoy!

  • Yes, the quote you shared is true, in my opinion at least 😉

    Here is my TT The Kite Runner

  • LoveBites AndSilk

    I dig the quote too. I haven’t read the book either. Glad you are enjoying it.
    Here’s mine


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