If you haven't been recommended this book soon, trust me, it's waiting for you. Allow us to be the first to tell you about Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, the story of the kind of sabbatical we either dream of or dread taking. Gilbert gave up a year of her life to do exactly what the title says: In Italy, she ate a lot; in India, she joined an ashram, and in Bali, she tried to eat and pray at the same time. (Well, almost.) She can't avoid finding the humor in everything she sees, but at least she's not at home dwelling on her painful divorce.
OK, so maybe subtitling this book "Search for EVERYTHING" was a bit unsubtle of her (or her publishers), and there is a smidge of "the treasure lies within you" about the book. It remains that Eat, Pray, Love inspired us to start planning our own fantasy year-away (or maybe just a week away). If this Nora Ephronesque heroine can do it, maybe we can too.
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