Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday (3)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
 
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Publication Date: Jan. 5, 2010

From the publisher:

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.

I really enjoyed Eat, Pray, Love a few years ago and am looking forward to more from this author.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week? Leave your link here!

8 comments:

Mary said...

I'll want to see a few reviews before I read this. She was on almost every media venue for EPL so I'm sure I'll see a lot about this book in a few months. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

I never read EPL, but have it on my list to read before I die. I'm still on the fence with her, can't wait to read reviews on this one!

Here's mine.

Ladybug said...

I listened to the audiobook version of Eat, Pray, Love, which is read by the author herself, and really enjoyed it.

This one goes on my wishlist, I'm hoping she does the audio for this book herself as well.

Esme said...

Thanks for letting me know about this. I enjoyed her other book.

Crystal said...

I didn't read Eat, Pray, Love, but after reading about this book, I think I will have to pick it up. Great WOW pick!

Book Dragon said...

Hi Amanda, Thanks for commenting on my WoW

I never did get to Eat, Pray, Love. It's one of those eventually books but this one sounds funny. I'll add it to my my list also.

Gina

Lula O said...

So EPL was a good one eh? She did so much publicity I was a bit leery. I like it though when authors do their audio books. I'll have to give it try. Thanks for the heads up about her new one.

Lizzy said...

Sounds like an interesting read, but I don't really have any background on the author. I'll definitely have to check it out

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