COMMITTED: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage 2010

COMMITTED: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage 2010


Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage. Gilbert, Elizabeth, Viking Pr., New York, New York, U.S.A., 2010.


The couple swore their love for each other, but also swore never to get married again after they both had bitter divorces. But when the United States government tells them that Felipe can't enter the U.S. unless they get married, or he would never be allowed to enter the country again, they break their promise and get married. Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by getting into the topic of marriage completely, trying her hardest to discover through research, interviews, and personal reflection on what marriage really is.


Gilbert generously permits us to be virtual guests at her wedding, and for all her before-the-fact reluctance (she compares planning a wedding to waiting for a colonoscopy), the scene is as sweet and satisfying as the end of any movie where Hugh Grant plays the groom. And so with “Committed” Gilbert has gotten something out of her system, allowed her readers to do the same, and now can move in a different direction.

Solid binding with clean pages in a nice jacket. About 9 x 6 with 285 pp.