I read Elizabeth Gilbert's soul-searching travelogue Eat, Pray, Love two years ago. Although it occasionally meanders into preciousness, I found her to be a very endearing and thought-provoking narrator.
Gilbert is almost unbearably honest about her crushing divorce and subsequent depression, but also, often surprisingly funny. Her book has been turned into a movie starring Julia Roberts, making one of her increasingly rare leading role appearances. The trailer is here. (I tried embedding but it cuts the video in half.)
Incidentally, the song they're using is Dog Days Are Over by Florence & the Machine, which seems to be having a moment. It popped up on last week's Gossip Girl, too.
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