Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

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Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
Committed Book Cover.jpg
Author Elizabeth Gilbert
Language English
Subject Marriage
Genre Memoir
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date
January 5, 2010
Media type Print, hardcover and paperback
Pages 481 pp (Hardcover)
ISBN 9781410422767

Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage is a 2010 book written by Elizabeth Gilbert as a follow up book to her book Eat, Pray, Love. It was published on January 5, 2010 by Viking.


18 months after Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with "Felipe", the Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship whom she met in Bali. After resettling in America, 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.[1]

Some 6 years following the publishing of the book, Gilbert announced on her Facebook page that she and her husband were separating.[2] On September 7, 2016, Gilbert published a lengthy Facebook post saying that she was in a relationship with her best friend, writer Rayya Elias, and that this relationship was related to the breakup of her marriage.[3]


Carolyn See with The Washington Post reviewed it as "This story is essentially journalism, written by an extremely competent journalist. It doesn't pretend to be anything more than that. It's a charming narrative that ends, Shakespearean-fashion, with a happy-hearted wedding. What's not to like?"[4]

It spent 57 weeks at the #1 spot on the New York Times paperback nonfiction best-seller list.[5]


  1. ^ "Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage - 9781410422767". Barnes & Noble.
  2. ^ Elizabeth Gilbert, Facebook post July 1, 2016
  3. ^ Elizabeth Gilbert announces she's dating another woman New York Magazine 2016/09
  4. ^ Sittenfeld, Curtis (January 7, 2010). "Eat, Pray, Marry". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Motoko, Rich (August 19, 2009). "Eat, Pray, Love. Then What? Get Married". The New York Times.

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