Eat Pray Love

Updated: Jul 29, 2010, 13:58 PM IST

`Eat Pray Love` by Elizabeth Gilbert is a story you would not like to miss.

A funny, tender, utterly beguiling story about a woman`s search for happiness - now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem.

It’s 3 am and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She’s in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they’re trying for a baby – and she doesn’t want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance.

So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.