Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Oprah: Eat (pray, love) your heart out

About two months ago my good friend Teri invited me to join her fabulous book club, made up by many of my fellow SoTro neighborhood people.

Some of our book club members

Tonight I hosted our meeting and we discussed the book "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. If ever there was a book with an adorable cover, this is it. I did not, however, love the book itself. Most of our book club did, though, so don't let me discourage you from checking it out.

A quick overview: It's the true story of the author's journey as she divorces her husband, leaves her NYC home and finds out more about herself by living in Italy (eat), India (pray) and Indonesia (love) over one year. She discusses what she learns from each place and its culture.

We had pizza from the best pizza place in SLC (in my completely objective opinion), Z Pizzeria, and everyone contributed additional delicious items, including the lovely Indian treats Sonia shared with us.

Susan was so thoughtful and even brought me a hostess gift. Who knew that you could get a gift just by having some great girls over for treats, wine and a fun discussion? Book club, where have you been all my life?

My hostess gift. Thanks, Susan!

It was a great night. Four bottles of wine + lively discussion, pizza, treats, gelato & full moon = One perfect evening.


The Miller Family said...

Love all the pictures...you are so funny!!! We miss you!

Cichelli said...

So other people liked this book? Because it seriously does have the cutest cover so I'm inclined to check it out. But you HATED it! Hmm...

Teri and Mark said...

Yea!! You did it! Great photos too!

That was such a fun night! Thanks again for hosting (and for the pizza -- which, by the way, Mark devoured)! It was shocking to hear so many people loved that book. There must be something wrong with us. ;)

Aubrey - you should read and let us know your opinion. You can borrow my copy. Actually, you can keep my copy!

Miranda said...

Aubrey, as you can tell, Teri didn't like it either. I wasn't the only one! I actually LOVE the idea of the book, I think it was just the writer's personality that bothered me a bit. I thought she was too dramatic and I found I couldn't really relate to some of the main themes. Many people did love it, though, so I would encourage you to check it out.

Anne Bradshaw said...

Glad I found this blog today. Enjoyed the read and the photos.

Here comes an invitation to visit my blog--this week if possible--as my "Spotlight the Youth" contest ends Friday, and lots of votes are needed to make it work. So please spread the word.

Thanks so much.

diania said...

Who the hell is Anne Bradshaw?

Kate Rosenvall said...

What a fun book club. I will agree with Z Pizzeria being the best pizza joint in town :) It looks like you guys had a great time.

Tyler said...

That looks like the coolest book club in town! Sure love ya!