A sequel to the international bestseller "Eat, Pray,
Love", this title is an intelligent contemplation of marriage
that debunks myths, unthreads fears and suggests that sometimes
even the most romantic of souls must trade in her amorous fantasies
for the humbling responsibility of adulthood.
Mit ihrer Sammlung von Kurzgeschichten, die als 'New York Times Notable Book' ausgezeichnet wurde, hat Elizabeth Gilbert bereits 1998 für Aufsehen gesorgt. Sie gewann zahlreiche literarische Preise und war nominiert für den hochangesehenen PEN/Hemingway Award. Für ihre Arbeit als Journalistin wurde sie 1999 für den National Magazin Award nominiert. Sie schreibt regelmäßig für GQ, Harper's Bazaar und The New York Times Magazine. Sie lebt in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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It is really an amazing book, and completely different in comparison to EAT, PRAY, LOVE; even when it is the sequel. E. Gilbert did a lot of research for COMMITTED.
First you may think, oh no, how long does it take to tie the knot, but after some chapters you can understand how the author is looking intensively at all the different aspects "pro-marriage" and "against-marriage". She also describes very moving how her lover and future husband being a foreigner has been arrested when returning to the US and how he was held in prison for several days. Finally there was no choice for both as to leave the country and stay very far away and just wait and be patient, till the US-authorities agreed to enable the legalization of this couple!
E. Gilbert describes very intensively her and his feelings. They love each other and want to stay together, but they are both divorced and do not see the necessity to marry a second time. But finally they agree to marry in order to facilitate their lives. After this agreement, there is the question how and where the wedding will take place?
A very good book (don't forget this is a "real" book and no fiction!") To recommend anytime! Not only for women (and wives)...