April 28th, 2013 - Catherine-930185 said:
I had heard so much hype about the book and movie, I watched it with a close friend. She was so into the plot and the experiences, but all I could think of is "what on earth was she thinking?". Not all women have to experience gratuitous sex for personal growth. Sometimes it's the journey of experiencing the pain that gives us growth. Anyone remember "redemptive suffering"? It still exists., although obviously not in Hollywood.
April 2nd, 2013 - Thomas-958996 said:
Thinking it would lend even greater insight into the female being, it was an impulse buy at an airport news store. A flight attendant commended me for my 'due diligence.' The author lost me just into India and the hardback was laid quietly to rest at the bottom of a trash receptacle at the airport in Sioux Falls, SD.
February 9th, 2013 - Paulette-943415 said:
I saw the movie and it was more intense in many respects that I thought. I have the book that the movie was inspired from and I know I don't want to go to India, but I really want to go to Italy even more after seeing that part of the movie.
February 2nd, 2013 - Elizabeth-730125 said:
I chose not to watch the film nor read the book. I already knew based on the film trailers that the movie portrayed behavior not in line with my values. I am not judging anyone who chose to read/watch, I am just stating that for me, I am trying to distance myself from such movies.....
November 24th, 2012 - Rosanna-921185 said:
I didn't read the book but did see the movie. I found it really uninspiring and catering to modern values that are not in line with our faith's teachings. I think the Julia Robert's character was a very empty character looking for the new, cool thing to find meaning in her life. I didn't think she was a likeable or respectable character. Sorry, if you disagree but I found this story really over-rated.
September 15th, 2012 - Catherine-606227 said:
When I read the book, it hit me like a ton of bricks for it captured all the feelings I was feeling through my divorce....Here are some quotes I wrote down in my journal
-I ask myself how could this have happened to me?
-Devastated by the man who was suppose to love me, enrich my life, safeguard me...learned to handle thoughts, feelings, expectations and CONTINUE HEALING.
I have received grace from reading this book and inspiration to create a new destiny.