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Eat Pray Love Backlash

Is Eat, Pray, Love Enlightening or Annoying?


Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir Eat, Pray, Love has been a smash success, especially among women. Some readers have even embraced it as more of a self-help guide than one woman sharing her personal thoughts on life, love, and spirituality.

However, this kind of success often comes with a backlash, and some critics are claiming Gilbert ought to "get over herself." That strikes me as odd considering that a writer is, well, required to be a little self-absorbed when writing a memoir.

What do you think? Do you like Gilbert's book, or is it just a lot of navel-gazing nonsense?

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