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A year and a half into our marriage, I found out my husband had been having an affair with a 19-year-old for six months. I filed for divorce and left.

Two weeks later I met a man, and we fell madly in love. It was a fairy-tale romance for a month and a half, and he convinced me to join him on a romantic month-long vacation in Italy. Forty-eight hours before we were supposed to get on a plane, he told me he needed to go by himself. I was devastated. So, I had a decision to make. Either stay home and be heartbroken, or go travel Europe for a month by myself. And staying at home heartbroken? F%*k. That.

What does a woman do when her life has fallen apart and her heart has been ripped out and stepped on twice in two months? She goes on a wild adventure, makes some bad decisions, and does a sh*t load of soul searching. But most importantly? She finds out how to love . . . herself.

This is so not Eat, Pray, Love.

This is Eat, Pray, #FML.

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Gabrielle Stone (P)2020 Tantor

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Absolutely loved this!

This book is amazing. It felt so relatable even though our experiences are very different. The writing, narration, story telling and humor were brilliant. I loved some of the concepts she used to understand herself better, namely the thought onion. Ive had some of my own realisations regarding the breakdown of my own marriage. I will most definitely be listening to this again

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Wonderful, honest, heartbreaking and lifting!

I can't say thank you enough to Gabrielle for being brave and sharing her story! Listening to this book helped me so much while I was dealing with my own heartbreak. This is an honest, no BS account of a broken heart, but it is also a story about learing and realising that the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. If you're going through a tough time, belive me this book will help! Believe her when she says it will get better!

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Relatable, brutally honest, hilarious

I decided to get this book on a whim really after seeing one of Gabrielles 60 second tic toks. Have to say, I'm sure glad I did.. the book is totally relatable (if you've ever been badly screwed over by a man) in particular if you have any kind of abandonment issues and are an impressionable young woman. It nearly feels like you're reading a friends diary. at parts I was cringing for her and wanted to scream, run the other way.. and at other parts I'm like feck it, enjoy the amazing s*x , why not?! At the soul of the book though is about a heartbroken woman who is trying to mend and learn to love herself along the way. The end chapter brought an actual tear to my eye (& trust me I do not cry) as I felt like Gabrielle had learned so much and in her heart was happier but also because her words, lessons and advice are something that everybody needs to hear and try follow. too many people forget about themselves. Would I recommend this? yes. I sure would x

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You just need to listen!

This book is inspirational. I have never been so hooked on a book before. Truly incredible, and life changing for me at least. I will for sure miss Gabrielles voice every morning, she feels almost like a new best friends who shared her secrets and life with us. I can't wait for the next one 💗

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Hit the road of soul-searching to find self-love!

I couldn't stop listening to this adventure book until the very end. I thought to myself what a beautiful love story of self-love!..

This book is full of travels and colors, enthusiasm and humor, emancipation and sex, emotions and freedom, spirituality and depth, sincerity and love. The book will appeal to both single and married. The author herself narrates her story. I would especially note the intonation and emotionality of the reading, where the listener, like a close friend, lives through every incredible day with the author!

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Unbelievably amazing

I recently went through a horrible, heartbreaking break up. It was just so awful. This book helped in so so many ways. I would recommend to anyone who is suffering a split. I promise it will make you feel better xxx

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loved it, an enjoyable journey of self discovey

just finished and would recommend this book, I really related to a lot of it.

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Lack of Empathy

Honestly this book isn't bad but there's quite a lot of real issues in my view.

positives - interesting journey, some good quotes/ advice, puts her view across really clearly

negatives - I'm not sure she's heard of depression, there's a lot of self pity and a mantra of being worth more when she hasn't said why particularly with the Javier stuff, the way texts are worded/ people said things I feel like some people were being nicer than their true thoughts because of not wanting her to feel bad

overall I'd say this book may be worth reading if you can put up with constant self pity and a lack of empathy combined with a not very likeable person as our view of her world and are interested in someone's personal journey more in general than for particular reasons.

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Not what I was expecting but I enjoyed it anyway.

Overall an enjoyable listen.

some parts were gripping and left me wanting to hear more, other parts we a little predictable and I found myself zoning out.

if you want an easy and relatable listen this is one of those books.

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  • Jennifer
  • 26-02-20

Horrible

I usually don’t write reviews but I have to in this case. This is shallOw, yet pretentious and self~serving. The author bills it as traveling “alone” to grow lol. She is on her phone and text the whole time, as well as cramming her days with pointless “romantic” and party encounters with people she has known a matter of days. She is allegedly so distraught over being dumped by a man who claimed to “love” her after 6 weeks, who she gets involved with 2 weeks after leaving her husband. She whines about it constantly. The man in question appears to be bipolar and none of his actions are about her ~ yet this possibility never occurs to her. There are no moments of beautiful writing, of being in the moment, or of being “with” herself. The author is lost. One of the worst, most uninspired books I’ve ever read/ listened to.

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  • Karla
  • 06-03-20

Wanted to love this.

I never leave reviews but this book was painful to get through. Each chapter was repetitive. Girl travels to new country, girl meets strangers & gets drunk with them & has intense feelings for one of them & then sleeps with them. Every. Freaking. Chapter. I kept hoping it would get better and that the ending would be worth the painstaking read. Not at all. The beginning was my favorite part. Relatable, raw and has this strong essence of girl power and women independence. But the other 75% was a huge eye roll. It was also very hard to listen to her voice.

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  • Gymmom3
  • 04-04-20

Title is best part of the book

The story of an actress married to a cheating husband who then immediately falls in love with another man who wakes up one morning no longer in love with her. The book is not a journey of self-discovery. It’s her telling every how she was hurt. She makes lots of stupid decisions but doesn’t ever realize her role in anything. It is all done to her. There are no moments of discovery. And if I hear “thought onion” again in my life I just might scream.

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  • Mrs. Watkins
  • 21-04-20

The mindless ramblings of a self indulgent Cali girl

The only reason the performance got 2 stars is because I like when the author also narrates. This book is awful all the way around. You know that friend you have that insists on rehashing, verbatim, every minute detail of every argument she has with her S.O.; desperately grasping for your validation that her victim mentality is indeed warranted? Yeah... that’s the author. You know that friend that thinks everyone wants to hear every about single word that is spoken between her and her love interest (text messages included), so she can prove to the world that she IS worthy and lovable and you should definitely be jealous? Yeah... also the author.
I’m maybe 2-3 hours into listening to this book and I am exchanging it today. I thought it might get better, but I’ve given up hope. It’s nothing but the author trying to convince the listener of her victimhood and strength simultaneously; while also reading text conversation after text conversation, sprinkling a flirty giggle (and the f bomb) in every now and then. Ugh... I just can’t.

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  • Brooke
  • 02-04-20

I couldn’t get though it, mindless fluff

If you want some mindless fluff...might work for you. I just got bored, story is just a bit overdone.

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  • SchimL
  • 14-03-20

Amazing

This story touched my heart and healed my soul faster than any therapist could! You will laugh and cry and want to hear more! Worth the listen by far!

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  • Sara Parrish
  • 06-12-20

By biggest regret in life is hearing this book

She is basically just reading from a diary with poor vocabulary. She gives you the play-by-play of every conversation she has with every person she meets. Every other word is a swear word. I'm realizing "a journey of self-discovery" means there's no plot. I was hoping this book would be about traveling Europe by yourself but it turned into stories about drinking and sleeping with multiple men while being mad that her greif-stricken boyfriend needs time alone. And the moral of the story was "love yourself." This person should not have the title of "best-selling author next to their name.

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  • Heather Caraway
  • 26-10-20

Shallow

Horrible. Selfish. Self centered. Privileged California girl whines through the entire book about her shitty decisions and why guys just want to have sex with her and not want a relationship. Shallow and a huge waste of time.

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  • Zenpanda
  • 21-09-20

whiney AF

omg. this is the worst. maybe I am not her audience but she did nothing interesting. the author repeated the same garbage throughout the book - poor me, I am unable to fuction because a man hurt me. ugh.
it all came across as a teenager just learning about life. coming from an adult, it was just sad.

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  • SJP Arizona
  • 15-03-21

The ALL TIME WORST

This was actually painful to my ears, in every way possible, the story, her voice, the overly self absorbed obvious self adoration in the most obnoxious way! Not only do I say “don’t waste your money” I would say “don’t even read it if it was given to you for free” it is actually that painful. The only reason I made it through is because I one of those nut cases that if I buy it I feel like I owe it to myself to start and finish it. Ugh...HORRIBLE.

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