Elizabeth Gilbert surprises a bit with Committed. In parts it reads like a history of matrimony, and just when you tire of the professorial, she brings us back to the personal.
Reading this felt like spending time in a much needed candid, cozy conversation with my best friend. I learned a great deal, but mostly came away felling comfortable in my own racing thoughts about happily ever after.
The author reads herself and she's terrific.
This is the third E.G. book I've read/listened to and was disappointed. It seems that she over-intellectualized a fairly uneventful fiance visa application process. The story felt invented, created, not completely honest. While she describes herself as a wanderer, she quite abruptly created a stable, singular existence. I just don't buy that this story is genuine.
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.