Meaning Making Lived Experience of Elizabeth Gilbert

Angela Brown


This essay is about Elizabeth Gilbert’s pursuit to find a connection to something greater than herself, for happiness and balance after a life changing event in her life. It is based on her book “Eat and pray Love” is a biography of her encounters, as she searches for herself. It is a brief overview as she embarks on a mission for solitude, truth, harmony, unity and meaning in life through Italy, India, and Indonesia. 


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Gilbert, E. (2006). Eat Pray Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia. New York: Vicking.

Gilbert, E. (2010). Committed: A Love Story. New York: Viking.

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Gilbert, Elizabeth official website:

Huber, R. (2009). Eat Pray Love: Philadelphia Magazine., posted on February 2009.



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