i haven't read this book or seen the movie, and yeah... i won't ever. if you don't know the premise, it's about this woman that gets divorced and then takes her settlement to go off and find herself. so she goes to countries that begin with "I" (to find her inner "I" is what i'm told, and i just stabbed out my left eyeball.) she should've gone off to countries that started with "me" - like mexico? well, she starts with italy (eat), then india (pray), then indonesia (help all those poor people... my right eyeball is now gone.)
but admittedly, i'm a hater at heart. so i didn't like this book when i first heard the title. and why would julia roberts agree to be in this thing?
she is really too cool for this movie. and i know yall are out there questioning me for saying that julia is 'too cool' but have you ever seen her in the orangutan documentary? i never liked julia till i saw her in this. here is the best clip from it, and she is awesome:
and she also did the amazing doc on the wild horses of mongolia. if you've never seen it, here is a clip. i think the seattle public library has it in their collection, so put it on hold.
after seeing this documentary i immediately added mongolia to my list of countries i wanted to visit. but i just know i'd get off the plane and run around asking everyone, "where's julia? where's julia?"
well, let me get back to where i started. i woke up this morning to hear this fascinating report npr. (basically, that 'eat pray love' relies on orientalism and stereotypes to create its magical story,) and i thought, "finally, someone has legitimized my need hate 'eat pray love!' woo hoo!" and here is the link so y'all can hate "eat pray love" too, (and maybe even vomit a bit in your throat.)