I was particularly taken with today's newsletter in my in-box, detailing summer reads as recommended by Gwynnie's friends (I call her Gwynnie 'cause were supertight! haha!). I love a good book recommendation and there at least five in that list I need to get my hands on.
This one, specifically, caught my eye:
And it wasn't the words in the title per se that grabbed me, but I thought "Hey! That cover is like Eat Pray Love!"
Then I read the description:
The hilarious response to Eat Pray Love that asks the question "what happened to the poor guy that got left behind while Elizabeth Gilbert went on that Fakakta adventure?"
Perfect! Because if you read the Eat Pray Love and you share my thoughts/way of thinking, I thought Elizabeth was a self-centred, egotistical nightmare. I understand it was a personal journey to find herself, but it was dry, boring and eye-rolling, at best. For a book I was hyped to read, Eat Pray Love was a complete and utter disappointment...and I know I am not alone. The reviews I read after my brain's boxing match with this Elizabeth character were very harsh.
Harsher than mine.
So with that said: I need to read this novel. Because a large part of me has a sick sense of humour (that I will no longer apologize for), this book should be a good read.
I will be sure to provide a book report upon completion.