Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Book Review: Committed

Who didn't read Eat, Pray, Love? Everyone did, then everyone read it again, then everyone watched the movie, or didn't because it wasn't going to be the book.

Well I enjoyed Eat, Pray, Love... not in a super crazy way, but I liked it. So I thought I'd try Elizabeth Gilbert's follow up, Committed.

If you read the first book you'll understand that the author is hesitant about marriage, so when immigration issues for her boyfriend force them to get married she spends the entire year thinking about marriage and preparing herself to enter into it.

I enjoy the book's look at the religious history of marriage, statistical analysis of marriage failure, as well as the author's discussions of marriage with Hmong women and depictions of her and her future husband nearly breaking up on a truck full of pigs because of the tensions surrounding his immigration case.

If you don't like marriage, don't read this book. If you're about to get married (SLM, looking at you) read this book. If you're so-so on marriage but think its in the cards, read this book because no matter what else this book has going for it, I definitely laughed aloud a few times, so that's pretty good!

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