I recently finished Elizabeth Gilbert's (author of Eat, Pray, Love) new book, Committed: A Love Story. I really liked EPL so I as intrigued by the follow-up that focused on Liz and Felipe's story - after all her adventures.
Here is the review I posted to Goodreads:
This is a book in which Elizabeth Gilbert tries to convince herself that marriage is okay.
Felipe can no longer come to the U.S., Gilbert must face the reality of
their unique situation - marriage is the only remedy for their "happily
ever after." And so she commences her discussion of marriage - the
history of it, how it differs among cultures, and the role of women
I must admit that I learned a lot from this
book. But it was not what I expected. Gilbert, quite frankly, exhausts
me with her need to be advised.
I really wanted to tell Liz to get a grip. However, she reminds me of myself with her need to get all the advice on the planet before making any big decision. Maybe the lesson here is that I over-think everything and am, therefore, exhausting. Arg. Reality is hard to face sometimes.