Saturday, August 14, 2010
Eat Pray Love
Before Elizabeth Gilbert was invited to the Oprah show, her book has become an inspirational book for women around the globe. Her New York Times bestseller book Eat Pray Love was in the best seller list for 158 weeks. It did not take a long time for Columbia Pictures to rough the right of the biography to be taken into a movie. With Julia Robert playing as Elizabeth Gilbert, the movie is expected to be a box office movie long before the movie release date on August 13, 2010.
Eat Pray Love can be said a biographical novel because it depict the true story of Gilbert during her journey to find the real life. Elizabeth Gilbert seems to have all women have ever wanted in life. She is a well- educated woman with a husband, home, and great career as a professional writer. Unfortunately her life is not as happy as what it looks from the outside. Just like what she told Oprah in Oprah Winfrey Show, she spent night after night crying in her bathroom. Her life seems to be devastated when her marriage ends up with the word divorce, but actually the moment becomes a starting point in her life to find what she was always long for and dreamed of during her crying over nights.
A crazy, but brilliant idea comes up when Gilbert writes about yoga vacation in a beautiful island Bali, Indonesia. She decides to travel to several countries. The first destination is Italy. In this country, she entertains herself and enjoys her life with eating. She spends about four months in Italy. The next destination is quite far, to India. In India, she learns and finds a spiritual freedom. From India, she goes to Bali, Indonesia. In this last area, she finds her love. From her journeys; she is able to cover the hole in her life, one that makes her crying from night to night in her bathroom floor.