Review of: Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

I couldn’t read the entire thing, I just skimmed it. The author was just too annoying and self-absorbed. It was as if she thought we, the reader, would be so enthralled with the inanities of her pampered life that she could afford to write basically a diary of her life. 

And a boring diary too. Her “problems” really aren’t that problematic. Her solution of traveling the world and taking a huge amount of time off work, to cavort with assorted men, etc., is not realistic for most of us. 

Her decision to divorce is not explained well; it seems as if she just got sick of her spouse. Selfish, complaining and whining, self-absorbed to the point of narcissism, and supremely confident that the reader will sympathize with her and her mundane writing….I just cannot believe everyone loved this book so much!

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3 responses

  1. Yeah, this was a short review but sweet. Not much more to say about it!!

  2. Hmmm. Tell us what you really think! Well, you've saved me the trouble of reading that one. Thanks.

  3. The Great Depression gave us Fred Astaire's escapist fantasies. The great recession might as well have some too.

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