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Kimberly

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  • Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (960)
    Performance
    (369)
    Story
    (367)

    At the end of her best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married. But providence intervened one day in the form of the United States government....

    Nancy says: "Perfect timing"
    "Interesting, but not that exotic."
    Overall

    Liz carefully outlines the case both for and against marriage in light of the North American social context both at present and through history. More carefully considered and less spontaneous and joyful than Eat, Pray, Love; Liz gives marriage a careful sober second though, and intense scrutiny to uncover what's in it for her.

    An excellent read for those considering a first, second, or third marriage, this novel also extols the joys and hoop-jumping of those forced into matrimony by American Homeland Security. This book also covers divorce avoidance and the benefits of a good prenuptial agreement.

    Though written in exotic locals such as Cambodia and Laos, few brief vignettes of exotic foreign experiences - so don't expect the fluffy escapism of Eat Pray Love.

    This book makes a fair argument for why any independent modern woman would allow herself to succumb to the drudgery of marriage - and leaves you feeling like it's not the worst choice out there.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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