Eat, Pray, Oprah

With the release and critique over the film version of Eat, Pray, Love, it seemed timely to revisit an article that appeared in Bitch magazine. Joshunda Sanders and Diana Barnes-Brown, in their article “Eat, Pray, Spend,” referenced Stories of Oprah authors Karlyn Crowley and Jennifer Rexroat in scoping out the parameters of self-help works they deem “priv-lit”: “literature or media whose expressed goal is one of spiritual, existential, or philosophical enlightenment contingent upon women’s hard work, commitment, and patience, but whose actual barriers to entry are primarily financial.”

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