Committed: A Sceptic Makes Peace with MarriagePaperback
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- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Format: Paperback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm x 24mm | 398g
- Publication date: 4 January 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1408805766
- ISBN 13: 9781408805763
- Sales rank: 4,432
At the end of Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born Australian citizen. Resettling in America, they swore eternal fidelity, but also (each a survivor of a divorce Enough said) swore never, ever, to get married. But when providence intervened in the form of the US government, they faced a stark choice: either marry, or Felipe could never return to the US. Effectively sentenced to wed, Gilbert delved into the subject of marriage and, debunking myths, unthreading fears, celebrating love, suggests that sometimes even the most romantic of souls must trade in amorous fantasies for the humbling responsibility of adulthood.
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Elizabeth Gilbert is an award-winning writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Her short story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award, and her novel Stern Men was a New York Times notable book. In 2002, she published The Last American Man, which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics' Circle Award. She is best known for her 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love, which was published in over thirty languages and sold more than seven million copies worldwide. The film, released in 2010, stars Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. Elizabeth Gilbert lives in New Jersey, USA.
By Jessica Davis 20 Jun 2010
I was very excited to read the next addition from Elizabeth Gilbert, however was disappointed.
This is a review of the different thoughts on marriage and the author spent too much time quoting other authors or history.
I found the parts much more interesting when she just told stories - this is her strength in my opinion.
'A writer of incandescent talent.' Annie Proulx Praise for Eat, Pray, Love: 'A word-of-mouth bestseller. As funny as it is wise' Elle 'It's what i'm giving all my girl friends' Julia Roberts 'Utterly of the moment: it manages, effortlessly, to be both spiritual and sexy all in the same tumultous breath' Guardian