It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor.
She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it.
A divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance.
So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 12/06/2010
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9781408809365