'Eat, Pray, Love': Finding Pleasure in the World Commentator Elizabeth Gilbert, who is the author of the new book Eat, Pray, Love, recalls a trip to Naples, Italy that helped restore her love of pleasure after a painful divorce.

'Eat, Pray, Love': Finding Pleasure in the World

'Eat, Pray, Love': Finding Pleasure in the World

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Commentator Elizabeth Gilbert's reaction to her divorce was not atypical. She was sad. Tired. Sapped of energy.

But unlike most folks, she was able to travel the world, restore her spirits and write a book about it all: Eat, Pray, Love.

She took four months in three countries -- Italy, India, and Indonesia -- in an attempt to restore her zest for life.

Finding pleasure and sustenance in Italy may be a bit of a literary cliche, but that didn't stop Gilbert from enjoying herself.

Eat, Pray, Love
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