(Closed) Has anyone else read “Committed” by Liz Gilbert?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I read “Committed” and felt like it was too forced and sort of boring.  I thoroughly enjoyed “Eat, Pray, Love.”

Gilbert referenced another book called “The History of Marriage” by Stephanie Coontz in “Committed” quite a bit.  I also read that book and found it extremely useful.  It was also dry at times, but lots of very good info.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I liked Eat, Pray, Love but never decided to take the plunge into “Committed”. Might be alot more interesting to me now that I’m engaged…

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I’m on spring break and my plan is to read this book.

Off to get started right now!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper

Sounds interesting! I feel like between finishing my master’s and finishing wedding plans, I might not have time to read it till after I’m married!!! 🙂

Post # 7
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Newbee

I was NOT a fan of Committed. It is one of only 3 books in my lifetime that I couldn’t get through (and I read a great deal). I found it to be a slow, meandering book that was fairly poorly researched.

I do work in research, with Marriage and Family as specialty though, so perhaps I’m biased Wink

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I really liked Committed and I have a Master’s in Psychology with quite a bit of reading time in the Marriage/Family space.

I also like Gottman and History of the Wife by Marilyn Yalom. Gilbert’s Committed was marriage light but I found the side stories of Keo and his wife and a few of the other “characters” to be really moving and beautiful. I dunno. I liked it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yes, and I liked it, though when she mentions that she started another book in between “Committed” and “EPL” and trashed it in order to write this one, you can tell. “Committed” just doesn’t flow as well as “EPL,” though it’s still well written, and there were parts I enjoyed very much.

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