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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia is a 2006 memoir by American author Elizabeth Gilbert. The memoir chronicles the author's trip around the world after her divorce, and what she discovered during her travels. As of February 2010, the book had remained on the New York Times Best Seller list for 158 weeks. According to Metacritic, it has received mostly favorable critical reviews.
The movie rights for the memoir were purchased by Columbia Pictures. The film version, which stars American actress Julia Roberts, was released in theaters on Friday, August 13, 2010.
Gilbert followed-up this book with the sequel Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, released through Viking in January 2010. It covered her life after Eat, Pray, Love ends, with a considerably darker and more cynical tone.
About the author
Elizabeth M. Gilbert (born July 18, 1969) is an American novelist, essayist, short story writer, biographer, and memoirist. She is most known for her 2006 memoirs, Eat, Pray, Love, which as of July 2010, has spent 180 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, and also made into a film by the same name in 2010.