A Love Story
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The #1 New York Times bestselling follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love--an intimate and erudite celebration of love—from the author of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.
At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married. (Both were survivors of previous bad divorces. Enough said.) But providence intervened one day in the form of the United States government, which-after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at an American border crossing-gave the couple a choice: they could either get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again. Having been effectively sentenced to wed, Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving into this topic completely, trying with all her might to discover through historical research, interviews, and much personal reflection what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. Told with Gilbert's trademark wit, intelligence and compassion, Committed attempts to "turn on all the lights" when it comes to matrimony, frankly examining questions of compatibility, infatuation, fidelity, family tradition, social expectations, divorce risks and humbling responsibilities. Gilbert's memoir is ultimately a clear-eyed celebration of love with all the complexity and consequence that real love, in the real world, actually entails.
From Publishers Weekly
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Kudos for Elizabeth Gilbert!
I am a little disappointed in iBooks lack of description of this charming memoir about life, love, and the pursuit of happiness no matter what unexpected form it takes. Gilbert is honest and raw in her candid descriptions of her feelings upon entering the world of marriage the second time around. A must read.
An excellent read, whether inclined to marriage or not.
Funny, poignant... Gilbert has such a likable writing style! Besides her personal stories and testaments, much can be learned from her well researched examples and histories on marriage historically and cross culturally. I'd recommend this read to anyone.
Interesting history of marriage
The cultural and historic perspectives on marriage presented in this book are interesting and thought provoking. I wouldn't call it a must-read book, but if you enjoyed Eat, Pray, Love, you will probably enjoy reading this as well.
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Jan 05, 2010
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
- Print Length: 320 Pages
- Language: English