Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is divided into three separate and different themes taking place in three separate and different locations that have three separate and different cultures.
Gilbert writes about the pleasure of Italian food and good friends while in Rome. She triumphs over her own mind and rids her soul of the poisons of love while meditating in India. Elizabeth's journey to Indonesia is the last stop. Here she becomes friends with a Balinese Medicine Woman who gives her the cure for a broken heart: "Vitamin E, get much sleep, drink much water, travel to a place far away from the person you loved, meditate and teach your heart that this is destiny." And even after that bad divorce and a soul-rotting rendezvous, she finds love in Indonesia. Indonesia illustrates and reminds us that we are all the same in concept. This book has been such a success because her story is every woman's story. The loss of love, the search for an inner peace and the finding of a new love. Her next book, Committed, is inevitably about overcoming the fears of turning her heart over to someone else and starting the cycle over again.
Even our modern literature reflects our ravenous desire for reality television. The insatiable appetite would undoubtedly spill over, but perhaps this mimic is vice-versa, as John Berendt did the same thing in Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil in 1994. Both books, by the way, have been made into films.