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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.
Title: Committed A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
Categories: Biography & Autobiography,
Edition: First edition. First Printing
Publisher: New York, Viking Adult: 2010
ISBN Number: 0670021652
ISBN Number 13: 9780670021659
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: near fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 000754
Description: 285pp. 8vo. Signed by author on title page. Complete number line. Opened only to be signed by author. Book is tight and unread. Pristine copy except for tiny black mark on lower right rear of dust jacket. Brodart protected.