Number 1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert's attempt to make peace with marriage. Eat, Pray, Love has sold more than seven million copies in forty-one countries and the film, starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem (and produced by Brad Pitt), will be released in 2010. A book that every woman (and most men) will need to read - whether single, married or divorced.
Elizabeth Gilbert is an award-winning writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Her short story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award, and her novel Stern Men was a New York Times notable book. In 2002, she published The Last American Man, which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics' Circle Award. She is best known for her 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love, which was published in over thirty languages and sold more than seven million copies worldwide. The film, released in 2010, stars Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. Elizabeth Gilbert lives in New Jersey, USA.
Readers of Gilbert's best-selling Eat, Pray, Love will remember Felipe. Despite their commitment, they are reluctant to marry, but Felipe is unable to enter the United States unless they tie the knot. Gilbert spends a year studying and thinking about marriage in all its varieties, telling her story in a revealing, vibrant voice. [Audio, LJ 5/1/10] (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
'Like Eat, Pray, Love, her follow-up, Committed, feels irresistibly confessional ... I found myself guzzling Committed, reading it in mighty chunks, far into the night. Whenever I put it down, it was pinched by my mother or sister' Sunday Times 'An unblinkered consideration of what marriage really means' Woman & Home 'Gilbert delves deep into the history and cultural meanings of marriage, as well as into her own relationship' Financial Times 'Insightful ... She speaks for many who question the bliss in conjugal bonds, or, at least, those who want to understand how the tradition still perpetuates. For better or worse' Vogue