At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe. The couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married.
But when the U.S. government gave the couple a choice: they could either get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again, they were effectively sentenced to wed, forcing Gilbert to tackle her fears of marriage.
The result is Committed – a witty and intelligent contemplation of marriage that suggests that sometimes even the most romantic of souls must trade in her amorous fantasies for the humbling responsibility of adulthood.
Gilbert's memoir is ultimately a celebration of love – with all the complexity and consequence that real love, in the real world, actually entails.