Kate Davis's Reviews > Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Nov 05, 2017

it was ok
bookshelves: nf-bio-memoir, non-fiction

It's interesting to follow Gilbert's thoughts on what marriage has been and might be. The thought journey is interesting (though annoyingly cluttered by Gilbert's own relational drama), though conclusion-less. Gilbert only "decides" to get married to keep her lover in the same country as her. Which doesn't actually resolve what marriage is, what its purpose is, what the point of fidelity is at all, for those of us who fall in love with people who share our nationality.

Also, a super helpful chapter on not being called to have children ("Marriage and Women").

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Reading Progress

June 17, 2012 – Shelved
June 17, 2012 – Shelved as: nf-bio-memoir
June 17, 2012 – Shelved as: non-fiction
September 13, 2017 – Started Reading
September 13, 2017 –
page 50
September 16, 2017 –
page 100
September 17, 2017 –
page 150
October 4, 2017 –
page 250
November 5, 2017 – Finished Reading

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