Friday, January 8, 2010

New From The Author Of Eat, Pray, Love!

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 horrific 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.

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SogniSorrisi said...

I actually just ordered this. I didn't love Eat Pray Love, but it was good. Looking forward to hearing her thoughts on marriage. said...

Several people have commented on not loving Eat, Pray, Love....but I loved it. It must be the traveler, foodie, yogi in me that overlooked a myriad of literary sins;) Speaking of traveling, I love all your Barcelona images!


Jules said...

hi there! thanks for your nice comment on my blog today :) i'm curious how this next book will be...i started eat, love, pray but never finished it...i just couldn't get into it. not sure why? anyway, have a lovely weekend!

XO- Julie

Gwen Driscoll said...

OMG...I loved Eat, Pray, Love! I can't wait to read this one too. Hope you are well.

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Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

Thanks Jaime!! I'm not a great photographer but I don't think you can take terrible pictures in a city like that.


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