Sues's Staff Pick:
Thanks to the millions of readers who loved Elizabeth Gilbert’s mega bestseller, Eat, Pray, Love, this much anticipated follow-up was on the bestseller list before release! And, for her fans, Gilbert’s journalistic style will not disappoint, as she continues her story of personal searching after a horrific failed marriage. I don’t think this book has the intimacy or humor of Eat, Pray, Love, but for those who are curious or who simply want a follow-up to her story, the author delivers. This is a book about starting over, and not allowing past failures to dictate your future. At the same time, the author certainly informs all of her decisions regarding her future by what she learned as chronicled in her previous book. I found some aspects of the book to be tedious, and likened those parts to a textbook on marriage—what to do and not to do prior to committing. However, her journey and story is continued in these pages, and I believe the book will satisfy those who care about and learn from the passages that Gilbert navigates.