Over at Jezebel, a jeremiad against the commodification of spirit & community in Bali in the wake of spiritual tourists inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love:
According to the locals who met her, Gilbert was a rather quiet woman, not abnormal or larger than life. It's something to consider when almost every conversation in Ubud will somehow return to The Book, which is prominently displayed around town, framed and in multiple languages. Expats (many of whom are ponytailed men who once lived in Northern California) mostly hate it. One restaurant has a t-shirt for sale, the design of which urges people to Eat, Pay, Leave.