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Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
by Elizabeth GILBERT(Subject); Gilbert

Published: 2009-01-01
Hardcover : 285 pages
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A book about marriage by bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, a self-proclaimed skeptic on marriage. To some degree, it is a continuation of her story told in Eat, Pray, Love although it is entirely readable by itself; it explores various topics related to marriage in a well-written and ...
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A book about marriage by bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, a self-proclaimed skeptic on marriage. To some degree, it is a continuation of her story told in Eat, Pray, Love although it is entirely readable by itself; it explores various topics related to marriage in a well-written and interesting way..

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Discussion Questions

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What does the title mean? Is it a play on words?
Discuss the "evolution" of marriage from the 50's to now. What do you think of the author's description of her parents' marriage?
How did you feel about the ending? Does the book make you feel better or worse about the institution of marriage?
by kimhalti (see profile) 02/24/12

The discussion questions were not "spoiler" material as stated.
by jendorf10 (see profile) 03/17/10

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Book Club Recommendations

Elizabeth Gilbert, revisited
by kimhalti (see profile) 02/24/12
Club members may want to look back at Eat, Pray, Love before or after reading Committed, to understand where Gilbert is coming from.
A book about the trepidations of entering a second marriage.
by jendorf10 (see profile) 03/17/10
We enjoyed our discussion at a Starbucks. You could always have a mini bridal shower format for your discussion - maybe as a fundraiser or donations for a church, etc.

Member Reviews

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  ""Committed" (or not)"by kimhalti (see profile) 02/24/12

I read this book for the second time for our book club discussion, and although I am much more conservative than the author, I again found the book thought provoking and laugh-out-loud funny. It is a... (read more)

 
  "NOT committed to Gilbert"by SheGaud (see profile) 01/16/12

I didn't love the book on a whole...although I did enjoy reading about what marriage meant to the many different cultures...especially the Laotians - great concept that should be adapted by all!

 
  "Fun sequel to 'Eat, Pray, Love'"by rfuerer (see profile) 08/03/11

This book continues with the love story of Liz and Felipe from 'Eat, Pray, Love'. As in EPL, Liz delves deeply into the subject of the day - in this case her upcoming marriage. I enjoyed both the history... (read more)

 
  "Elizabeth Gilbert Woos Me Again"by Krislynn (see profile) 06/20/10

http://grayology.blogspot.com/2010/06/elizabeth-gilbert-woos-me-again-with.html

 
  "Just Gals with a side of Vino"by tracystrassburg (see profile) 03/29/10

Careful, you may wish to never take those sacred vows...

 
  "Committed"by jendorf10 (see profile) 03/17/10

This was a very different novel from "Eat, Pray, Love." We enjoyed the history of marriage chapter the most. Our group had a great discussion about marriage and the role of the husband and wife and the... (read more)

 
  "Committed-Gilbert"by missyratliff (see profile) 02/14/10

 
  "Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert"by anreese (see profile) 02/09/10

 
  "lackluster"by doodlebugsmom (see profile) 01/09/10

If you liked the first quarter of Eat Pray Love. where Gilbert is going through her divorce and a bit of a pre-mid-life-crisis, complaining about motherhood and marriage; you will love this book. I... (read more)

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