Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Something that made me laugh

So I've started reading Eat Pray Love, which I am loving by the way, and in the first part of the book there were many parts that brought a smile to my face.  The author is a very witty writer and I have enjoyed these comical bits throughout the book.  So far, the one that made me actually laugh out loud when I was walking and reading on my way to work was the following, from Story 20:

So the author is talking about how she loved to try new foods when she was in Rome.  And so one day she was with her friend Luca, trying a Roman specialty (intestines of a new-born lamb) and how she comes to a point when she can no longer continue to eat it and so she pushes it aside for a salad.  The following is a direct quote from the book:

"You don't like it?" asks Luca, who loves the stuff.
"I bet Gandhi never ate lamb intestines in his life," I said.
"He could have."
"No, he couldn't have, Luca. Gandhi was a vegetarian."
"But vegetarians can eat this," Luca insisted.  "Because intestines aren't even meat, Liz.  They're just shit."




stacy said...

I loved Eat, Pray, Love! I know people criticize it for being maudlin and whatnot, but I love her honestly. I bought the book for several friends.

Maeskizzle said...

hahahaha. gross :P

Anonymous said...

I never ended up reading much of the book because it felt more like a romance novel than a memoir, but I like that quote. That is so something I would have heard when I was a vegetarian.

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