3 of 14
Liz says her breakdown began when she started asking herself some really tough questions. "I had that horrible moment that I think many of us have in our lives, where I looked around and said 'Whose life am I living in? Who am I married to? Whose values are these? Whose body is this?'"

Even though Liz had what many would consider the perfect life, she says she felt the call to leave. "I've had women come up to me before they left their marriage. 'Why am I complaining? He doesn't beat me,' [they would say]. Don't we aspire for more than just not being beaten?"

Liz keeps the details of her ex-husband and their marriage private throughout her book. "That wasn't really what it was about," she says. "It was about that I had woken up to the fact that my life no longer resembled me. It didn't look like me."
PREVIOUS | NEXT
FROM: Eat, Pray, Love and Oprah's Book Club Announcement!
Published on January 01, 2006

NEXT STORY

Comment

LONG FORM
ONE WORD