'Eat, Pray, Love' Was A 'Permission Slip' For Women (VIDEO)

October 4, 2014 1:02 AM

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Elizabeth Gilbert inspired a generation of women around the world with her bestselling memoir, Eat, Pray, Love. She was a woman who seemed to have it all: a beautiful home, a thriving career and a happy marriage. Inside, she was desperate to free herself from a life she felt was not her own. During her interview with Oprah on "Super Soul Sunday," Gilbert talks about why her yearlong quest of self-discovery that took her to Italy, India and Bali so deeply resonated with her readers.

"For some reason, and this just boggles my imagination, there are still just huge swaths of women who never got the memo that their lives belong to them," Gilbert says.

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