Committed: First of all, Elizabeth swore off marriage, but life changed her mind!
At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe.
Felipe is a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship. He had been living in Indonesia when they met.
The couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, when resettling in America.
But they also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married.
In addition, both were survivors of previous bad divorces. Enough said.
But providence intervened.
One day, the couple were given a choice by the United States Government. a choice.
This was after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at an American border crossing.
They could either get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again.
Hence, having been effectively sentenced to wed, Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving into this topic completely. She did this through historical research, interviews, and much personal reflection.
This story is told with Gilbert’s trademark wit, intelligence and compassion.
Committed attempts to “turn on all the lights” when it comes to matrimony.
It frankly examines questions of compatibility, infatuation, fidelity, family tradition.
Also of social expectations, divorce risks and humbling responsibilities.
Gilbert’s memoir is ultimately a celebration of love, with all the complexity and consequence that real love, in the real world, actually entails.
This is a New York Times bestseller from the author of Eat, Pray, Love.
It chronicles her journey in “an irresistibly romantic tale” with over 6,600 five-star ratings on Good reads.
About the Author – Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert was born in 1969 in Connecticut. She grew up on a small family tree farm, with her sister.
Her sister is the novelist and historian Catharine Gilbert Murdock.
She is also the Author of Dairy Queen, the first in a series for teens.
She attended New York University and graduated in 1991 with a BA in Political Science.
In recent years, Gilbert lived in French town, New Jersey, with her husband, Jose Nunes.
Finally, she met Jose in Bali (as recorded in her memoir Eat, Pray, Love). They married in 2007 and run an Asian import store called “Two Buttons”. In June 2016 it was announced that they have separated.