Eating, Praying, Loving In Pop Culture: A Female Mid-Life Crisis Retrospective

Elizabeth Gilbert isn’t the first woman to experience a mid-life crisis, and today’s highly anticipated Eat, Pray, Love (based on her book by the same name) isn’t the first movie to idealize the messy process with a beautiful actress and benevolent outcome. Here’s our retrospective of pop culture empires built on the needs of thousands of women to live vicariously through another, better life crisis (themes include sex, drugs, crimes, Italy, and divorce):

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