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Committed - A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

Elizabeth Gilbert

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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 an 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 been effectively sentenced to wed, Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving into this topic completely, trying with all her might to discover through historical research, interviews, and much personal reflection what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. Told with Gilbert's trademark wit, intelligence and compassion, Committed attempts to "turn on all the lights" when it comes to matrimony, frankly examining questions of compatibility, infatuation, fidelity, family tradition, social expectations, divorce risks and humbling responsibilities. Gilbert's memoir is ultimately a clear-eyed celebration of love with all the complexity and consequence that real love, in the real world, actually entails.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:06


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:35


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:42


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:34


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:34


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:30


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:33