In opening this book, there was excitement I would here Liz Gilbert's words again. Her most popular book Eat Pray Love had found me in a time when my marriage was crumbling and I longed to be able to discover myself again. This one found me after a time of such renaissance, preparing to marry again.
The history given of marriage demonstrated the depth of authorship and a reflection of what appears to be the importance of that title word Committed. By taking me around the globe again, Liz Gilbert stretched my heart. This is one of the reasons I read. Not for the brain stretch, but for the heart stretch.
By revealing her life and research about marriage I can admit that Committed is one that will stay with me as I walk forward in a flurry of faith and hope towards and with Love. The descriptions of human interaction stamping my memory like only Liz Gilbert's voice can, strong, intelligent and filled with passion.
Whether you are thinking about getting married or a newlywed or married for awhile, this book will speak to you like a best friend we all wish she could and would. You listen and think, along with a brilliant yet vulnerable woman, who is going through the same journey as you are going through, with all the confusion and conviction regarding marriage, without judgment but only deep understanding of humanity. I feel grateful at many levels to have listened to this book.
It is right up there in my top 20 favorites.
Obviously, it was Liz herself. I appreciated her struggles to come to terms with marrying for the second time and her exploration of the entire concept of marriage in the legal sense of the word. Her curiosity and honesty is refreshing and heartfelt.
Elizabeth reads as if she was sitting across from you in a cafe, telling you a story. Her style is very natural and her voice draws you right in and carries you along.
When they were in limbo, waiting for approval to get married, wandering around southeast Asia. The real struggles that they went through to cope with the stress and the uncertainty of their situation.
I have been married for 25 years and got married after I "grew up", in my mid 30's. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the ideas of marriage, how it has changed over the centuries, and the reasons people choose to get married. It is a beautiful book. I will recommend it to many of my friends~married, single and divorced.
Semi-retired, entrepreneur, age 68. Trained in applied science. 35 years experience in communications.
I loved the story line & International research of details to back up the main idea.
I don't want to say I love her book, I love her as a person as much as Possible without actually meeting her.
Sounds creepy but really it's amazing how much she has calmed me in a time of my life where I felt panicked and lost.
She's so animated in her narrating because you can tell she is re-living her story as she tells it!
She is relatable, humble, honest, vulnerable in all the ways that make you connect to her.
It so strongly contagious! I've never once finished an audiobook or a book from cover to cover since high school...until I read Big magic, which forced me to listen to eat pray love, and then this book. I have thoroughly enjoyed every single minute of her words and her voice!
I will never be the same, thank you Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Gilbert write a compelling argument to herself about marriage. I must say I quite frankly enjoy this book. I have many of the same questions about marriage too. So it's nice to know, I'm not the only one with the same problem.
not as good as the first, but overall not bad. I don't really like how she takes God completely out of marriage considering her personal journey in 1st memoir. other than that is was very insightful.