02-23-2008 04:36 PM
02-26-2008 10:09 AM
Hi Jessica: I see that you have read Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I just finished oneof her earlier books for my Book Group. It is called Stern Men.Hope you try it. Let me know what you think. Donna McKenzie.
02-26-2008 01:10 PM
02-26-2008 01:17 PM
02-28-2008 12:38 PM
ande wrote:I saw someone reading the brand new Beautiful Boy (a father's story about his son's meth addiction) yesterday. I read the author's original article in the NYTIMES magazine that was turned into the book and that was plenty for me. But it's the new Starbuck's pick so I'm probably in the minority on that.Ande
02-28-2008 12:53 PM
03-25-2008 01:50 PM
04-04-2008 12:03 PM
I'm a little late joining this discussion, but thought I would respond to your question:
Jessica wrote:hi all,here are a few more books i snooped this morning:yet another Eat, Pray, Love (if you've read this book, please post and let us know why you think it's so popular... other than the Oprah touch. every time i look up, it seems, someone's reading this book.)jess
I am about a third of the way through Eat, Pray, Love and think it is fantastic! It is more than Gilbert's writing style--I do love her descriptions, honestly and self-effacing humor--what I really like is that I can identify with her struggle to find her true self and learn from her experiences.
You said you've seen a lot of people reading it--I'm wondering about the age group. Would you say that most of the people are mid 30's to mid'40's? I suspect that Gilbert has struck a chord that many of us in that age span can relate to.
04-04-2008 06:44 PM
04-08-2008 07:36 PM - edited 04-08-2008 07:38 PM
Message Edited by pedsphleb on 04-08-2008 06:38 PM
04-09-2008 10:09 AM
I was flying from Boston to Ft. Lauderdale last week; the woman sitting on my left was reading Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Love, Pray. We spend the entire 3-hour flight discussing the book.The woman on my right was gripped by our conversation; she said she'd grab a copy of the book on her way home.Word-of-mouth advertising. What a wonderful thing.IBIS
"I am a part of everything that I have read."
05-15-2008 02:54 PM
05-23-2008 01:54 PM
pedsphleb, r u a student?
05-24-2008 06:02 PM
flyjo9 wrote:My response to "Eat Pray Love"-fabulous. I read it , found it the most delicious dive into life, love and a spiritual journey. Her search for love was earthbound and heaven sent and I just could not let this book down.The combination of food, prayer and love, cravings I guess, but so real and so intensely written and described The words filled me with memory and in a way a longing .I admired her struggle to find herself and learn to let go and be forgiving of herself was touching.I could go on and on, but I won't belabor. I just felt a strong connection with her, having known the same guru and also share her love of good food and her struggles in her relationships. Joan.
You could be a book reviewer! You described my reaction so well. I think it was her utter honesty that I loved so much. So often people seem to have an agenda when they write a book but she seemed to just be open to the truth.
05-25-2008 10:43 PM
06-22-2008 12:23 AM
06-23-2008 01:31 PM
pjpick wrote:On an American Airlines flight to Dallas the people in my row were reading A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Zoo Keeper's Wife, and Crispin (haven't heard of Crispin).