I’m super excited to announce that I will have an essay in the upcoming anthology Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir, celebrating the tenth anniversary of Eat Pray Love. The original book, in which one woman has a life-changing journey in Italy, India and Indonesia, was such an inspiration to me as a travel lover and as someone at her own crossroads while dealing with infertility.
(In an interesting coincidence, when Foggy Daddy and I visited Rome for our one-year anniversary — pre-infertility struggle — we stayed on the same street as Julia Roberts’s character later would in the film version of Eat Pray Love.)
I’m so honored that Riverhead Books and author Elizabeth Gilbert chose my story to be included in the anthology. Please share this exciting news with your friends! I’ve also posted to Foggy Mommy’s Facebook and Twitter so feel free to share/retweet as well 😉
My essay focuses on a life-changing hike I took while traveling to the little-visited Caribbean island of Dominica. Dominica was in the news last fall after being hit hard by Hurricane Erika — in fact, the eco-resort where we stayed and which arranged the hike for us, Jungle Bay, was completely destroyed. It broke my heart to hear this. But, the owner recently announced he is rebuilding the resort at a site nearby. I hope my story might help bring some attention to the island and to Jungle Bay for future travelers.
Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir is out March 29. Can’t wait for you to read it! Pre-order on Amazon now.