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Elizabeth Gilbert is a successful New York journalist. At 31, she no longer wants to be married, doesn't want to have a baby, and doesn't want a big house in the suburbs. While enduring a long and bitter divorce, she rebounds into a romance with a guy like her dad.
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Confused and distressed, she decides to go on a sabbatical through Italy, India, and Indonesia on an advance she gets to write a book about her journey.

In Italy, she gains 25 pounds learning about pleasure and living without a goal. In India, she stays at an ashram, gets beyond the noise in her head, and she learns devotion. In Indonesia, she meets a native healer, a woman like herself, and her next lover while learning balance.


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Plot & Themes

Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   midlife crisis Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   on vacation Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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