Hannibal Free Public Library

 Eat, Pray, Love
One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia

Elizabeth Gilbert

October 24, 2011

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".

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1.               Did you like the format of the book, the way Elizabeth Gilbert split it into 108 short chapters?

2.               How did this contribute to the flow?

3.               Guilio says Rome ís word is "sex," and Gilbert decides her word is "antevasin." What is your word? What is your cityís word?

4.               What did you learn from Eat, Pray, Love?

5.               What is one thing you did not like about the book or disagreed with?

6.               Why do you think Eat, Pray, Love has sold so well?

7.               What are some of the ways Gilbert found pleasure in Italy ?

8.               Do you think seeking pleasure is a worthwhile pursuit? How do you pursue it?

9.               In many ways, the entire book Eat Pray Love is a spiritual memoir; however, Gilbert particularly focuses on her spiritual pursuit in the middle section of the book. Did you relate to Gilbertís spiritual journey? What parts of her opinions about God did you agree with and what did you disagree with?

10.           Do you think a person can know God?