Last night I stayed up until two in the morning finishing up Eat Pray Love. Not that two am is really all that late, but I had finally started to get to bed early and get up earlier then ten-thirty or eleven am. But anyway, if you haven’t read it, read it. If you haven’t seen the movie in years, like me, then watch it! I’m definitely going to make a movie night out of watching this one movie.
It’s all because this book really touched me. I’ve read lots of book. Books that make me smile, cry, or even angry, all in one or different books. Either way, I have never read a book that I’ve fallen completely in love with. A book that I know I’m going to be referring to for the rest of my life.
You should read this book, I shouldn’t beg you and I shouldn’t have to convince you. But you should seriously read it!
Anyway, there’s no email to directly email Elizabeth Gilbert (the author), I mean what?! Shouldn’t she at least have an email address for fans of her books? An email address where I can tell how much I’ve fallen in love with her book, how much I’ve related to it in so many ways.
Since there’s no email address for me to send her a letter of affection, that I’ve already written in my head throughout the process of reading Eat Pray Love, I’m going to post it here. Maybe I’ll figure out a way to send it to her someday or maybe she’ll get a Google Alert and she’ll find it all on her own?
Dear Elizabeth Gilbert,
I wanted to start off by letting you know how much I’ve fallen in love with your book. I’ve never highlighted so much in one book, not including textbooks, because of the fact that I can truly relate to various characteristics within, well, you. With every book I’ve read I can normally only relate to the physical appearance of a character or few characteristics, but I usually read fiction. When I picked up Eat Pray Love from Amazon, I remembered watching the movie in the theater and loving it so I figured I’d love the book – boy was I in over my head, this book is officially my favorite book. I didn’t want it to end! Usually when I’m reading a book I look forward to the last few chapters because I want to make sure the couple ends up together in the end. But with Eat Pray Love, I didn’t want you to leave Italy just yet, or India, even Bali – they all sounded so beautiful. You write so vividly, that it was easy to live vicariously through you.
Some of the characteristics I related to;
How much you worried throughout the beginning – specifically about my future, school and career and family and love.
Travel-Hungry – I want to travel the world, but can’t exactly pick up and leave. I have a job and school that I can’t just disappear from or quit altogether (school more importantly). But I am planning on going to Charleston, Alaska, and Mexico later this year.
I’ve decided to put detail-oriented and writer in the same section. Somehow these mesh together. We, writers, seem to feel things differently: we can hear the quietness of the first snow fall of the season or the human noise we all make at random hours of the day. Feel emotions far more vividly then someone who isn’t an avid reader or a writer, because we’ve learned to break down emotions/moments. Learned to maybe not understand them but learned to explain them.
“Shameless Student” always have been, always will.
“Why I mess things up with every man I’ve ever been with” I’m twenty-three and am in my first serious relationship since I was seventeen. If anything can truly be serious at seventeen. I was used to dating, getting comfortable, then the commitment starts to set in and I bail. But now, I’m in a secure relationship with a man I love, hoping I don’t mess this up.
In Italy you mentioned you’d rather know the Story Over the Fact of a place, which I completely agree with you. Fun facts, and random little tid-bits of knowledge are fun to know, but to know an amazing story about a place is even better!
And for sharing my love for pizza.
Thank you, beyond a million times, for writing such a beautiful memoir and sharing amazing memories. I found a piece of myself in this book that I won’t soon forget and I can’t, honestly, thank you enough. I can’t wait to read Committed.
I want to continue learning your story, to help me figure out mine.
Thank you an endless amount,