I really enjoyed this book. I think, partly, the reason for this is that I love the idea of a spiritual journey, and I was captivated by Liz’s spiritual and emotional transformation. Liz is a writer, and after suffering through a difficult and painful divorce, she finds herself hitting rock bottom. She feels deflated and alone and unable to cope with her unhappiness. I can relate; can’t we all?
Liz does seek professional help for her depression, but in addition to that , she gets the idea to embark on a year-long trip to the three I’s (Italy, India, and Indonesia) for further rehabilitation from this disastrous time in her life. In Italy, she learns the meaning of pleasure; in India, she learns the meaning of prayer; and in Indonesia, she learns a hodge-podge of things, including the meanings of balance and love. +/-