02.03.10: Elizabeth Gilbert - Committed

Elizabeth Gilbert returns to Albuquerque for the release of her new book Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage.

$30 includes one admission and a copy of Committed

$35.50 includes two admissions and one copy of Committed

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At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who’d been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married. (Both were survivors of previous horrific divorces. Enough said.) But providence intervened one day in the form of the United States government, which—after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at an American border crossing—gave the couple a choice: they could either get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again. Having been effectively sentenced to wed, Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving into this topic completely, trying with all her might to discover through historical research, interviews, and much personal reflection what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. Told with Gilbert’s trademark wit, intelligence and compassion, Committed attempts to “turn on all the lights” when it comes to matrimony, frankly examining questions of compatibility, infatuation, fidelity, family tradition, social expectations, divorce risks and humbling responsibilities. Gilbert’s memoir is ultimately a clear-eyed celebration of love with all the complexity and consequence that real love, in the real world, actually entails.
 
A ticket would make a Great Valentine present!

 

The event will be held at UNM's SUB Ballroom.

 

Tickets should be available beginning sometime the week of 12/1.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 7:00pm