Committed: A Love Story
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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 1st 2011
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
I was fully prepared to not like this book. Not for necessarily rational reasons - I've never read Eat, Love, Pray, and have refrained from doing so both because of the immense hype around the book and the message that in order to find yourself, you had to be someone who already had an immense amoun...
I'm in the minority of people who read EPL and had a lukewarm reaction to it, so I wasn't eager to read Committed at first. A few friends who are EPL devotees told me that Committed is nothing like EPL, so I gave it a shot. Perhaps it was due to the fact that I listened to the audiobook rather t...
At the end of Eat, Pray, Love, we know that author Elizabeth Gilbert has met a Brazilian gentleman named Felipe and fallen in love.Felipe is a pseudonym, but that's not the important point here. Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage is about what happens later between Elizabeth and Felipe. ...
This book drowned in discalimers. Before it even starts, the author throws in a lengthy discalimer, which basically says "I'm sorry, but this isn't 'Eat, Pray, Love' anymore." Even in her descriptions of people and cultures, she keeps interfering. She doesn't let her readers read, and she doesn't le...
So, I wasn't crazy about Eat, Pray, Love but I didn't hate it. I felt a bit like it talked down to the reader and I am always skeptical about spiritual manners. I saw this on a few recommended lists, but it wasn't until I started reading it that I realized it was the same author as EPL. I think i...