Eat, pray, marry? Elizabeth Gilbert’s new memoir

Jan 27, 2010

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the New York Times bestseller "Eat, Pray, Love," found herself in a tricky situation. She was in love with a man named Felipe, a Brazilian-born Australian citizen she met in Indonesia, and eternally committed to him – but after their previous marriages had ended in divorce, neither wanted another wedding. But when the only way for Elizabeth and Felipe to live in the United States was to be legally married, she decided to tackle her fear of marriage by understanding it completely. The result is her new book, "Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage." Why do people get married? Why are divorce rates so high? Can same-sex marriage actually save the institution of marriage? Larry talks with author Elizabeth Gilbert about how she finally came to terms with tying the knot.

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