LOVED this book. A must read for people struggling with marriage structure!
This book simply amazed me. The writer must have been in my head. Normally, I find non-fiction boring, however, Elizabeth Gilbert's thorough research on the state of matrimony brought me to new levels of realization. Every person who is married or contemplating marriage should read this book. It is not written to influence, rather to inform you. I want to know what happens next.
I'm so glad when Marriage was the only way to stay together, they truely understood how much they loved each other. I on the other hand wasn't so lucky...We all should eventually decide. But, I loved all the different cultural ideas of marriage and statistics that the book brings up.
I think Gilbert shines when she talks about her own life. The best parts of this book were the parts about her and her fiance's trials and tribulations as they struggled to marry as a means to get him a visa to the U.S. The rest of the book, however, is about "Marriage" with a capital "M"-- long investigations of marriage in other countries and cultures and throughout history. While some of it was really interesting, other parts dragged on, making me wonder when she'd get back to talking about her life again. She is a good reader, and it is definitely worth reading if you are considering getting married and want an in-depth look into the institution itself.