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Shelves: , non-fiction Wow, this book took me on a roller-coaster ride.
I couldn't decide if I loved it or hated it and it seemed like every few pages I'd go from thinking Gilbert was delightfully witty to thinking this was the most horribly self-absorbed person to ever set foot on the earth.
In the end the overall effect was rather like sitting at a party listening to someone tell a long involved story all about themselves, and you're alternately annoyed and fascinated and you want to get up and leave but she's just Wow, this book took me on a roller-coaster ride.
In the end the overall effect was rather like sitting at a party listening to someone tell a long involved story all about themselves, and you're alternately annoyed and fascinated and you want to get up and leave but she's just so entertaining that you keep telling yourself you'll leave in the next minute--and so you end up sticking through the whole thing. When I first started reading the book, I couldn't help rolling my eyes and thinking "Here we go, another tale of a precious, privileged woman who is unsatisfied with her life.
Still, for a woman who abandons everything in search of a true spiritual experience, she leaves most of the important questions unanswered. I felt that Gilbert projects herself so strongly onto every place and every person she encounters that I'm not sure what she really learnt along the way. As delightful as the Italy section was to read, I felt like she never really stepped out of herself to understand the country on its own terms and to move beyond the stereotype.
Despite it being a bit of a superficial assessment, I have no problem with Gilbert associating Italy with pleasure. There is enough beauty there to warrant it.
It was more her interpretation of what it means to open oneself to pleasure that bothered me and seemed very narrow. For Gilbert this consisted mostly of overindulging in foods and allowing herself to put on weight. When I found a copy at my local library book sale, I had to pick it up.
It's as though it was calling me. Or, perhaps, some greater power knew that I would need this book in the near future and put it out specifically for me to discover.
Let me start out by saying that I am not necessarily a religious person, so, in general, quests to find God are not usually my cup of tea. However, that being said, I appreciated Gilbert's way of including her own beliefs in a way that didn't feel as though it was being forced down your throat. Her autobiographical writing style is definitely more of a fit for me than her other book that I read. It was witty and light enough to make it a fun to read.
Even though I wasn't super into the first part of the book it started to feel like The Signature of All Things all over again , I was able to get through it easily enough and move on to the parts that really captured my interest.
I also really liked how she linked the short chapters to meditation beads, giving it a harmonizing connection to her dedication to the practice. Each part of Gilbert's adventure was full of surprise, whimsy, and enlightenment as she educates her readers on the cultures of three countries but, educational in a good way; like Bill Nye. The people she met along her journey were enthralling, beautiful, and eccentric. It was illuminating to see the humanity across the world and how relationships can span cultures because we're not that different.
I will say, I am a bit jealous that she got to spend so much time learning meditation in an Ashram in India. It reminded me of the Bill Bryson book I finished a few weeks ago where I was a bit peeved of the upper-class privilege to be able to just up and leave the monotony of normal life for such a period of time. However, I don't want to be too judgmental since a similar trip is on my bucket list, and I hope to one day have that same privilege. Add to shelf.
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