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Committed : a love story

Gilbert, Elizabeth 1969- (author.). Gilbert, Elizabeth 1969- Committed, a skeptic makes peace with marriage. (Added Author).

Summary: "At the end of her bestselling 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. (Both were survivors of previous horrific divorces. Enough said.) But providence intervened one day in the form of the United States government, which - after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at the American border crossing - gave the couple a choice: they could either get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again. Having effectively been sentenced to wed, Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving completely into this topic, Trying with all her might to discover what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. The result is a witty and intelligent contemplation of marriage that debunks myths, unthreads fears and suggests that even the most romantic of souls must trade in their amorous fantasies for the humbling responsibility of adulthood."--Publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 9780143118701
  • ISBN: 0143118706
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 285 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2016.

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General Note: Originally published as: Committed : a skeptic makes peace with marriage, Viking, 2010.
Formatted Contents Note: Marriage and surprises -- Marriage and expectation -- Marriage and history -- Marriage and infatuation -- Marriage and women -- Marriage and autonomy -- Marriage and subversion -- Marriage and ceremony.
Subject: Gilbert, Elizabeth 1969-
Divorced women United States Biography
Wives United States Biography
Gilbert, Elizabeth 1969-
Divorced women
United States
Genre: Autobiographies.

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