Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Eat, Pray, Love Review
spent last weekend cheering on my hubby in Fargo, ND (that's an entire blog post in itself) during his first marathon. Before we left, I was browsing my library for books, that I could download on my Nook and found Eat, Pray, Love. It's a best-seller, they made a movie out of it, so I figured it would be pretty good read. I didn't hate it, but I'm wondering if the book's success is more a product of a great marketing than a good story. I was mild interested in the "Eat" section, but honestly found myself skimming through "Pray" and "Love". The author is witty uses great metaphors, but I was still bored and found her a little self-absorbed. I didn't hate it, but can't figure out what was so great about it either. If you loved this book, please tell me what I'm missing.
The one idea that I did really like in the book, was the idea that every place and every person should have a word that perfectly describes them. This was a very fun topic for my brain to stew over. My kid's words would be: "Intense", "Play" and "Charm" and my husband's would be "Conquer". I struggled trying to come up w/ my word. At first, I thought it might be "Create", but I think that's a little too fancy for me and it makes me sound like I have some artistic talent. I think my word is "Fix". I fix meals for my family, stuff around the house, and everyone in the family's problems. I keep buying ugly houses and fixing them up.
So what's your word?
UPDATE: I'm still waiting for someone to tell me what I missed and how this is a life-changing book. Still no takers-but people have some great words.
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