Books Similar To Eat Pray Love – If there’s a limit to talking about Eat Pray Love, I’ve definitely crossed it at this point. Yet here I am, back with another mention of this book, hoping that (in the immortal words of Cady Heron) the limit doesn’t exist.
Eat Pray Love is one of my favorite travel titles of all time. I’ve already mentioned it a hundred times on this blog (you know it’s not an exaggeration).
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Filtering through Elizabeth Gilbert’s global tumult are words of wisdom. Words that remind me to choose happiness over suffering. Words that remind me to stop apologizing and be kinder to myself. Words that remind me to embrace my feelings, fully and openly.
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I love Eat Pray Love as a travelogue (Italy, India, Bali, oh my). I also love it as a soul searching session. There are lines in this memoir that make me want to book a round trip ticket and say Ciao Texas, and there are others that make me nod my head vigorously and silently scream, “yeah, somebody catch me.”
So if you love Eat, Pray, Love as much as I do (or have a normal, healthy relationship with it and just happen to want to find something similar), this post is for you. Some of these books are similar to Eat Pray Love in themes, others in plot or style. But all of these books remind me of Eat Pray Love in some way.
You’ve probably heard Wild and Eat Pray Love used in the same sentence before. Both books are Oprah-driven women’s travel memoirs with the same basic structure: a life-changing event is slowly and thoughtfully processed during a major trip (the end).
I found Wild to be darker, grittier and grittier than Eat Pray Love. Where Eat, Pray, Love felt calm, Wild felt fierce. And while the writing was meticulous, Wild still felt, at times, raw and unfiltered. Cheryl Strayed is featured on The Pacific Crest Trail. Share memories of a life marked by sadness. And like Gilbert in Eat Pray Love, she looks inward for answers.
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When I first saw a copy of Holy Cow on a friend’s nightstand, I instinctively picked it up and flipped it over. “Oh, that,” she said nonchalantly. “It’s like Eat Pray Love, but only the India part.”
Here’s the background: When twenty-year-old Sarah Macdonald first backpacked through India in her twenties, she hated it. I hated it, actually. But this introduction is just an accident of history.
Fast forward a decade, Elizabeth remembers her first meeting with Ketut Liyer. Macdonald had a similar fate before leaving India for the first time: a palmist (
Side note: what I need is a palmist who can tell me they see a lot of Italian gelato in my future
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Holy Cow is not as sensitively written as Eat Pray Love. He’s proud, not afraid to be offensive, and sometimes downright emotional. Don’t read it for tone. Just understand that sometimes bitterness, resentment and sarcasm are the only languages that express the chaos and duplicity of India (
). And while it’s not quite a travel guide like Eat Pray Love, it’s still a fun adventure to read.
When I started compiling this list of books like Eat Pray Love, there was one title I knew I had to include: Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It’s not the best book I’ve ever read, but it’s one that die-hard Eat Pray Love fans will resonate with. You know those moments in Eat Pray Love where you feel like Liz just “grabs you” and inspires you to make a big change – this book is a love letter to those moments.
It’s a collection of rock essays. When I first got into this book I felt like I was reading a five star review section of Eat Pray Love. He radiated awe and admiration. But as I got deeper and deeper into the pages, I realized that given the feel of Eat, Pray, Love, this book needed to be made. It’s about how Eat Pray Love shaped, healed, and helped real experiences.
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Open Mic Night In Moscow might just be one of the funnest travelogues out there. He is honest, sincere and humorous. The book is written by Audrey Murray, a comic, and I love that it highlights lesser-known destinations: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Belarus.
Murray himself describes the book as “Eat Pray Love but with yak-herding”. If that doesn’t make you want to read it, I don’t know what else will.
When I was reading for a young adult, I picked up Wanderlove. It was recommended by a blog reader and he just said it didn’t disappoint (you know my reading tastes great, thanks).
All-time favorite books for young people. It’s the story of Bria, an artistic and reserved teenager, who joins a Global Vagabond tour in an attempt to heal from a breakup. Turns out the tour isn’t what she expected. So Bria leaves the group and joins sibling duo Rowan and Starling on an epic Central American adventure.
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I love Kirsten Hubbard’s writing style. I felt like I was right there and was swept away by the colors, sounds and smells. Hubbard highlights life in Belize and areas beyond.
“Wanderlust is like itchy feet. It’s when you can’t calm down. But Wanderlove is much deeper than that… it’s a compulsion. It’s the difference between lust and love.” Kirsten Hubbard
Bella Figura’s slogan says it all: How to live, love and eat the Italian way. It’s a brilliant memoir by Iranian journalist Kamin Mohammadi, after her year-long escape from the London firm. In Florence, Mohammadi learns the Italian way of life. Bella Figura is not a guide. Rather, it’s about how living, loving and eating the Italian way nourished Mohammadi’s mind, body and soul. The book flows smoothly, slowly and passively. It’s not as introspective as Eat Pray Love, but it’s just as self-aware.
From Scratch deserves a mention simply because it’s one of the best memoirs ever written (that’s enough). You might recognize Tembi Locke from the cover. she is an actress
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Unlike Gilbert in Eat Pray Love, Locke does not go to Italy to experience a pleasure indulgence. Locke goes to Italy to find solace after the death of her husband. He goes to Italy to be reunited with his Sicilian family. Full of food and healing, From Scratch is a deeply personal story, written with grace and compassion.
I already mentioned love with the possibility of drowning. Torre DeRoche is your stereotypical city girl. He has a deep fear of water. But when the man she’s in love with is about to leave, she tries to put aside her fear of land crabs and join him in the water (side note: this book lets me know that insta-love can
It happens in real life, who knew?). Love with a Chance to Drown is about finding love, throwing yourself in the deep (literally) and staying afloat in the face of fear.
I’ve been a fan of The Everywhereist for a while now. All Over The Place is exactly the kind of book you’d expect from humorist Geraldine DeRuiter. It is intelligently written, a little sarcastic and unashamedly so. And that’s all you need to know.
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I couldn’t close this list of books like Eat Pray Love without mentioning this month’s book club pick: Hungry. The full title (Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, And Risking It All With The Greatest Chef In The World) gives more context to the story. Hunger is for foodies and those who love to travel. You will travel everywhere from the Yucatan Peninsula to Copenhagen.
The first time I flipped through Hungry (in a small bookstore near the California coast), I fell in love with the prose behind the pages. It is direct, to the point, insightful and immersive. I haven’t finished this book yet (I will at the end of the month) but I can’t wait to discuss it with you!
Did you like this list of books like Eat Pray Love? Are there any books you’ve read that you’ve found similar to Eat Pray Love? Let me know in the comments below! I’m always looking for more recommendations.
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