Gilbert’s book Eat, Pray, Love details the spiritual journey of someone in a tremendous amount of pain, to a balanced, loving human. Her story has resonated with readers everywhere, landing on the New York Times bestseller list, and eventually being made into a movie starring Julia Roberts.
Numbers of books sold is a good thermometer to guide book readers. Just to remind some of the commentators, this is "number of books sold in all time" according to sources of Wikipedia . I feel that GOODREADS should sponsor its own List of Best Selling Books of All Time.