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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I could state a hundred things but the only thing worth typing is: this book gives me hope that I too can write a bestseller.

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  • Josie Bellerby
  • 07-04-21

This book is disappointing, she is transphobic

Started listening, her experience in Europe is so Ill informed. She clearly spent zero time actually learning about the cultures she was experiencing, specifically the sex workers in Amsterdam. She using really transphobic language 'fucking dude'. I had to stop listening.

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  • Earthian
  • 08-17-20

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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  • Suzanne
  • 12-29-21

'literally' the worst storyline.

If you take a drink everytime Stone says the world 'literally' it will make for a much happier listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-16-21

Vapid woman tells terribly boring holiday story

This is the worst book I’ve never finished.
The author isn’t a writer but that shouldn’t excuse a ghost writer or getting help with writing a book.
She tells her story of her holiday hour by hour and reads out cringe worth text messages line by like and offer a no real touching details or self awareness.
It’s all very much an ego stroke to herself with little like ability. Especially when she’s fat phobic, transphobic and uses questionable phrases to describe the men she typically fantasises.
She likes to remind us she’s getting compliments from strangers left right and centre, and that people are so struck by her followers and blue tick on Instagram. Her privilege is next level and never addressed but the whole book reeks of it. Honestly not worth your money or time.

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  • Linda Glemminge
  • 07-14-21

Shallow and annoying

I feel like I listened through this book just so I could write a review to warn others not to bother. I'm sure the author (if we can call her that) is a sweet person, but she needs to get better at "show, don't tell" if she wants to write another book. This felt like a lazy attempt at writing from someone who doesn't read much and just wants to show us her diary. All this "wow, you're so brave, your story is so unique" felt shallow and poorly executed. This is not a book about self discovery and self love, this is about a girl who goes on a trip to every major city in Europe and partied every night. I could not tell one place from the other. There wasn't even an attempt to do anything cultural (not that you have to do those things while on vacation, but mentioning something interesting about each city would have been nice). And she has a hangup on this guy who is an ass to her the entire time. I thought this was going to be more of a deep dive for someone actually trying to heal from a broken marriage and the loss of her father. But no.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-31-21

sooo good!

funny, uplifting, courageous and emotional. love been on her journey and looking forward to the sequel!

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  • charles
  • 02-25-21

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-13-21

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-04-22

I couldn’t stop listening

I listening to podcasts every week, and I’m now so behind because I couldn’t stop listening to this book! I already can’t wait to start book 2! I think this is a must!

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  • Open_&_honest Pumpkin
  • 08-04-22

What a woman!

Gabrielle stone; you are some woman, for one woman!! I hadn’t heard of Gabrielle before until she was on kail lowrys podcast. I immediately had to buy her book and went for an audio book so I could listen to it straight away. She has completely changed my life. At points it felt like she was talking directly to me and about my situation! I made some pretty huge and necessary life decisions thanks to Gabrielle’s book. She gave me the belief that i had value too and I don’t need to put my own happiness aside to ensure others have a happier life. I matter too! Thank you Gabrielle. If you ever make it to Ireland then I’m taking your for a drink or six!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-22-21

Full of potential, but was a flop.

This could have been an amazing story, but it was written so poorly I struggled to get through. Descriptions were highly lacking and it was written like a teenage journal entry which failed to let me in as a reader and build a rapport for her. As much as I wanted to like this book it just didn’t happen. I don’t recommend this book to anyone looking for a meaningful book of self-growth through hardship or those seeking a book that you just can’t put down.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-02-21

Immature

This book not for those who are well read, or looking for something thoughtful and inspiring.

Essentially, it’s a diary about getting over heartbreak. It sounds like it was written by a teenager, and very little effort is put into describing anything besides how fat the author is getting, how the hot guys are who keep hitting on her, and how in love she is with her ex.

It’s a shame in my opinion because the story has a lot of potential for self-development and growth. She starts of describing what was truly an awful marriage and divorce. I have to say I admired her strength in the beginning, and I cheered her on when she met Javier and fell in love. It was once she started solo travelling, the book became immature, self-centred and honestly quite shallow.

Unfortunately, the author really did sound like a young college girl who has only just discovered the party and hooking up lifestyle - which is fine, but does not present a story for self-improvement and discovery. She also missed some really good opportunities to describe the amazing places shes travelled to. Had she included these, the story would have automatically had more depth and interest. Instead we get lines like “we went to the crazy nice villa and I uploaded videos to my Instagram story. Then my friends messaged me to say they are jealous”.

Her use of colloquial language, her complaints about gaining weight while travelling (which is VERY normal or any girls interested in travelling - don’t feel bad about that), and her descriptions of partying and pining over her ex read like a mildly entertaining travel diary where she simply just blogs what she did, where she went, and who she met while she gets over a broken heart.

There is nothing especially unique or interesting about this story (aside from the marriage breakdown at the beginning - this part was juicy and written well. Her strength through the divorce was inspiring). Otherwise, it’s fine for just some easy back ground listening, but don’t expect big things.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-06-21

Didn’t finish it

Won’t be finishing this book. I thought it might’ve been a fun read where the reader found herself after a crappy relationship. Instead it was egotistical (sooo many men refer to her as beautiful, pretty, gorgeous according to her) and repetitive. The author is so entitled and expects so much from a man who has requested they step back from their relationship, not to mention is constantly still contacting his mum & sister. So strange…
She also has a terrible relationship with food & every mention of eating is followed up by her disgust and rambling about ‘working it off at the gym’ which is just annoying. This could’ve been a great, uplifting story but instead it really missed the mark for me.

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  • Emma
  • 02-01-22

The story had potential

The storyline had so much potential. Just can't get past the swearing and language.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-22-22

Loved it

I really enjoyed this book, a great listen, not what I expected. I felt like I was on the journey with her.

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  • Kathryn Bourne
  • 01-12-22

Sensationally bad. Impressively awful. Tremendously vapid.

I fear if I continue, I’ll loose the ability to drive, or even walk, since every minute listening to this conceited dribble results in loosing more brain cells.

Listening to this disembodied valley girl spend entire chapters *literally* reading back and forth texts, INCLUDING saying the “LOL’s” and “HAHA’s” is a very specific brand of torture.

Such a shame! I was really hoping it would be a witty, fun, raw, and humbled journey of overcoming, learning about the universal truths of life, or at the very least some version of a saucy, feel good “get it, girl!” vibe.

Unfortunately, Gabrielle is so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so into herself - the wake of her ego leaves little room, as a listener/reader, to like her (or care for her, or root for her) as well.
-> A particularly jarring moment was Gabrielle using the catalyst of a family gathering to spend time with her dying uncle, as a measuring stick for her own (comparatively vapid) issues. Gross.

I’m less than half way through, but I don’t think I can finish this audiobook.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-22

Self indulgent non inventive nonsense

This was hours of boring self indulgent dull “self actualisations” which at best were beige and derivative and at worse we’re actually insulting to others and judgemental.
Absolutely an easy listen but do not mistake this for something that will benefit you if you have any actual self discovery to do or are going through deep trauma and trouble.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-13-21

If you are 21 and under, read this book.

Sorry for the hardship you have gone through in your life, but your story is boring. I couldn’t finish this audio book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-21

#Omg

Best book ever! I’ve never related to someone’s story as much as this one! Heart ache, soul searching.. I’ve read so many books trying to work through my crap and along comes this one! Yep love it! Thought onions are the best

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  • Shannyn
  • 12-03-21

Boring whiny rich woman

Sooooooo boring. Repeatedly whinging about her life and over exaggerating points that are average and usual for all women of this age. I switched off when she made out how “hard done by” she is and how she has “suffered” with relationships. I would honestly not recommend for anyone who has had a typical life this far as it is common and nothing out of the ordinary.