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Publisher Description

The #1 New York Times bestselling follow-up to Eat Pray Lovean intimate and erudite celebration of love from the author of Big Magic and City of Girls. 

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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2010
January 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

GUStudent ,

okay but...

This book started off amazing, on par with Eat, Pray, Love. However, it unfortunately did not continue that way. The anecdotes from her life are still amusing, but unfortunately the author feels the need to also include about 20-30 pages of 'the history of marriage," all the way from ancient times to the present. Sorry, but this was really not interesting. Eat, Pray, Love succeeded because of the truth and feelings present in all of her stories...not the history lessons.
Get this one from the library.

TugbaK ,

Excellent!

Must Read, realistic, informative, fun

Ana,fofa ,

البنت مخلوقة للمطبخ.

الكاتبة صريحه جداً في اغلب الحالات. كلنا نعرف ان الزواج حسب ماي نظر اليه وحسب كل مجتمع وكل أعراف ولكنا تتشابه كلها في استغلال الإناث. الزواج ختم الحب وليس استعباد أمراءه.

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