Elizabeth Gilbert does a good job interviewing people from other cultures about marriage. Those parts were very interesting. However, I was so tired and annoyed of the author's liberal rants about every social issue under the sun. It took away from the enjoyment of the book. I really liked "Eat, Pray, Love" but this book is a serious let down. The author over analyzes every aspect of life and marriage to the point of annoyance.
Do we really need to know every detail about her thoughts on marriage? This book was self indulgent to put it mildly. Yes, I understand, she has issues with marriage, but enough is enough. Eat, Pray, Love was interesting and relatable. But she really should have stopped there.
This is a pleasant audiobook. It's not as insightful or enjoyable as Eat, Pray, Love, but a few of the chapters are quite funny. Gilbert does not offer any new insights into marriage, and she does not touch the inherent sexism of the institution, but she does a decent job navel gazing.
Committed is a honest and informative read which is the continuation of the story of Liz's relationship with Felipe from the monumental best seller Eat, Pray, Love. It combats the whimsical idea of happily-ever-after by providing insight into making happiness and companionship last after that initial burning of loves penetrating arrow becomes merely an annoying sting. I find this to be a refreshing "love" story which every woman should read to help bring reality to their own love fantasy.
I recently got married, so I think I found this story more fascinating then at any other time in my life. If you are recently married or interested in the evolution of marriage, what "causes" divorces and women's rights this is a good read.
An excellent writer. When she is telling her story, she is wonderful. When she is discussing the history of marriage or editorializing, I found myself losing interest.
Its no eat pray love but what it is in its own right is something equally edifying. Its the journey a woman takes to find commitment in a world where there are no role models for the role she identifies with. It teaches you to be your won damn pioneer!
Liz Gilbert has researched marriaged so extensively, filling the reader with almost an overload of information - stuff you never thought you needed to know - facts you never knew you needed. All the practical and the not-so practical - all the romantic and the not-so-romantic - the guts and glory - and finally the bottom line. A wonderful read (listen), Liz Gilbert shares personal love and committment with sanity and humor.