You’ve Got a Friend

The other day, I was sitting by the pool reading Eat, Pray, Love for the second time. The first time I read it was shortly after it came out, I was in middle school, and I hated it. But now, reading it at 19, I can see myself in some of the stories Liz tells, I could see myself in some of the situations she found herself in… hopefully not all of those situations, but I’d be okay with the Italian getaway parts.

“Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.” -Elizabeth Gilbert, (author of Eat, Pray, Love)

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Book Review: Lunch in Paris

I bought this book yesterday thinking it would be a good one to take with me on the six hour plane ride I have coming up in three weeks. Well, seeing as I’m writing a review for it less than 24 hours after its purchase, that didn’t happen. You would think that, by now, I would know not to buy the “plane book” until 20 minutes before the flight, but here we are again. (Also, airports charge approximately $468 for a book and a bottle of water so there’s that.)

I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover or whatever, but that’s what I did. The sketch design caught my eye as soon as I walked in the store. Also, I’m a sucker for anything about travel in memoir form. If you haven’t read We’ll Always Have Paris, you need to do that. But this review isn’t about that book, so here we go. Continue reading “Book Review: Lunch in Paris”