A nice history of marriage but she really did some soul searching. I wonder if she'll write book 3 that discusses her recent divorce to Philippe.
...with EG'S outlook on marriage and kids, no wonder she is separated from her husband. She should never, no matter what the circumstances ever think to marry again.
I find it very hard not to rush through this book! Gilbert has a knack for pulling in her reader and be stowing pearls of wisdom and letting us all know that we aren't alone, even someone as enlightened as Miss Gilbert has questions and inner turmoil!
She deffinatly gives you plenty to consider while she tells her beautifully descriptive story! what an exciting life she has!
It's just such a wonderful, down to earth, researched informative book. There is enough info combined with enough humanity. And her use of language is just wonderful....
She shares her thought process, her struggles, the grey, not just black and white. She ultimately makes peace with marriage but shows her rather long, arm-twisted at times, road to get there......
I've read it before and now listened and I imagine that in the future I may listen again
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.