Committed: A Love Story (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 5, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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The #1 New York Times bestselling follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love--an intimate and erudite celebration of love.

At the end of her memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian living in Indonesia. The couple swore eternal love, but also swore (as skittish divorce survivors) never to marry. However, providence intervened in the form of a U.S. government ultimatum: get married, or Felipe could never enter America again. Told with Gilbert's trademark humor and intelligence, this fascinating meditation on compatibility and fidelity chronicles Gilbert's complex and sometimes frightening journey into second marriage, and will enthrall the millions of readers who made Eat, Pray, Love a number one bestseller.


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Review: Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

User Review  - Paula Machado - Goodreads

I simply loved this book. I'd enjoyed reading "Eat, Pray, Love", even though I loathed the "Eat" part, but had seen and heard a fair amount of bad reviews about "Committed" and, for that reason, was ... Read full review

Review: Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

User Review  - Keleigh - Goodreads

I'm one of four sisters, and at this moment in time, one is in the midst of wedding preparations and one is en route to divorce. As the (unmarried)youngest of the bunch, I am in the blessed and ... Read full review


CHAPTER ONE Marriage and Surprises
CHAPTER TWO Marriage and Expectation
CHAPTER THREE Marriage and History
CHAPTER FOUR Marriage and Infatuation
CHAPTER FIVE Marriage and Women
CHAPTER SIX Marriage and Autonomy
CHAPTER SEVEN Marriage and Subversion
CHAPTER EIGHT Marriage and Ceremony

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About the author (2010)

Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of a short story collection, Pilgrims-a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and winner of the 1999 John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares-and a novel, Stern Men. A Pushcart Prize winner and National Magazine Award-nominated journalist, she works as writer-at-large for GQ. Her journalism has been published in Harper's Bazaar, Spin, and The New York Times Magazine, and her stories have appeared in Esquire, Story, and the Paris Review.

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