Wow! I am not one to read books more than once. There are a few exceptions and this book is going to be one of them. I found Elizabeth's journey to be raw, emotional, and uplifting. As she starts her journey in Italy right through the end in Indonesia, not only does she learn about herself but she learns about God as well. She starts of a bit cynical and in deep pain from a personal decision she had to make to, what I believe save her own sanity and life. It is through meditation, eating, and selflessness that she finds her true happy ending.
I found myself chuckling and sometimes laughing out loud at the frankness and honesty of the gurus and people she met in her travels because we as Americans tend to be less than honest and not always nearly as blunt as the wonderful people she met. I do not classify this book as a "chick book" because I learned a LOT from this book, mostly about being grateful and realizing that it is ok to acknowledge parts of yourself that you may not want to and forgiving yourself WITHOUT apologizing because life is not about apologizing, it is about owning who you are while still learning, growing and becoming closer to your inner self, or in Elizabeth's case both the inner self and God. This was an amazing book and I WILL be purchasing this book and reading it again when I feel lost to remind me that no person is lost inside or outside themselves and all they need to do is look to themselves to find what they are looking for.