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Committed Unabridged Compact Disc

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Penguin Audio USA | January 5, 2010 | Audio Book (CD)

Committed Unabridged Compact Disc is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 10.
At the end of her bestselling memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man of Australian citzenship 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 co

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 2.07 × 2.07 × 0.39 in

Published: January 5, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Audio USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143145754

ISBN - 13: 9780143145752

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than "Eat, Pray, Love" - at least in content Both books by Elizabeth Gilbert told her personal stories - "Eat, Pray, Love" was her tale of how she bounced back from a bad marriage. "Committed" is a little different - while it tells her story, it's not all of what the book is about. Maybe that's why there are so many so-so reviews. As someone who questions the meaning and necessity of marriage in modern times, I found this book thought-provoking (not in an existential sort of way but more self-reflective). Moreover, I thought her writing was far better in this book than in EPL. Perhaps the subject matter was more suited to her particular writing style, but this book was an enjoyable read and it kept me turning the pages. (I actually only got through Eating and Praying and left Loving a quarter of the way through that journey, and returned to it a few weeks later). If you are looking for the sequel to EPL, this is not it. If you are looking for a sociological and historical (albeit fluffy) look at the institution of marriage and one person's struggle with it, you might enjoy this book just on its merits.
Date published: 2011-10-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Brutal I was really excited to read this book because I loved Eat Pray Love. After eat pray love I found myself wondering what comes next in fillipe's and liz's love story, what I hoped Committed woul dbe about. Except I was dissappointed when it turned out to be a book about the philosphy of marriage.
Date published: 2011-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting and relevant A quick and easy read. Autobiographical and historical but relevant for today. Like having a conversation with a good friend. Gilbert addresses the questions so many women ponder prior to marriage. Even if one doesn't relate to her completely, she presents some very reasonable arguments. Being in a committed relationship for 25+ years, married young by today's standards, I was reminded of what I've learned over the years and perhaps why it has worked for me, aside from pure luck. She doesn't preach but offers hope for the institution. Maybe a good gift for a newly engaged couple.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from interesting I just got remarried and I enjoyed this book it has some very interesting things to think about.
Date published: 2010-08-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not what I had expected..... I am an avid reader, and it takes me no time to read a novel. Yet, when I picked this up it took almost 3 months for me to get through it. I absolutely enjoyed "Eat, Pray, Love" and I guess I had higher expectations for "Committed". Everytime a new topic (or scenario) got introduced, it felt like it took 20 pages to get to the point of it. Needless to say, I was disappointed :-( Sorry
Date published: 2010-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from horrible sorry, but what a boring book! I know of others who have enjoyed it but am finding it to be a waste of time
Date published: 2010-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is a blessing. I haven't read "Eat, Pray, Love", so unlike other reviewers. I do not have any expectation when I start reading this book. Since I do not have any expectation, I can look at this book with a pair of fresh eyes. The book "Committed" to me is a blessing, I would strongly encouraged all my girl friends to read it no matter what stage they are currently in (single, married, divorced). The book answered the many many questions and doubts that I have as a woman, in the decades in which marriage is no longer a mandatory thing. When we as women do have a choice on our future compared to a few generations ago, in which marriage is demanded as necessary for financial sustainability and for some, for survival, we found ourselves confused with the options given to us. Choice is not easy; when you are given over 30+ types of cereal brands and flavours in that grocery aisle, it is not that easy to choose (although the max you could lose is a few bucks). Elizabeth Gilbert, in this book, by diving in different perspectives of marriage, from evolution, cultural, history to legal perspective, helped me to understand what marriage is and what I'm going to sign onto one day. And also, even though choice is not easy, it is a blessing when you learned that many women on the other side of the world (even your grand grand mother!) do not have the privilege of choosing their own path. The book cannot give you a definite answer for marriage, but it helps me to find what's important to me as a person, and hopefully, by going through this process, I can make the right choice at different points of my life.
Date published: 2010-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a disappointment I was looking forward to another fabulous novel by Elizabeth Gilbert, but was greatly disappointed by this one. It is boring, I couldn't get through the first 20 pages, after trying twice I put it away.
Date published: 2010-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Marriage Companion for the Modern Woman Elizabeth Gilbert never wants to marry again; nor does her partner, Felipe. In her sequel to Eat, Pray, Love, Miss Gilbert gives the modern woman historical and sociological perspectives about marriage including interviews with the most interesting people, ideas by many single and married people, reminiscences of conversations as well as serious and humorous interpretations and observations. If you are single or a divorcee planning to remarry or just love the way Elizabeth Gilbert writes, you will enjoy and learn from this witty and sometimes scary book about marriage. Miss Gilbert grows up in this book about the laws of her land and comes down to earth with a "thunk" when she realizes she and Felipe (a non-American) will have to marry to live together. It took me until Chapter 4 (Marriage and Infatuation) to really love this book and then it was clear sailing. No, this is not Eat, Pray, Love but there is an honesty in this book about our love/hate relationship with the "sacred" institution of marriage.
Date published: 2010-02-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not so great I enjoyed Eat, Love, Pray and was looking forward to reading what happens next. I found the book boring and didn't not like it. I would not recommend this book.
Date published: 2010-02-12

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Committed Unabridged Compact Disc

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 2.07 × 2.07 × 0.39 in

Published: January 5, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Audio USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143145754

ISBN - 13: 9780143145752

About the Book

At the end of her bestselling memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man of Australian citzenship 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 co

About the Author

Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of the short story collection Pilgrims, which was a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist, a New York Times Notable Book, and one of "Glamour's" Best Books of the Year. Gilbert went to college in New York City in the early 1990¿s, and spent the years after college traveling around the country and the world, working odd jobs, writing short stories. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley. Her most recent book is the #1 New York Times Bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love. It was named by The New York Times as one of the 100 most notable books of 2006, and chosen by Entertainment Weekly as one of the best ten nonfiction books of the year. In 2008, Elizabeth was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, by Time Magazine.
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