Elizabeth Gilbert Gets “Committed”

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By Jason Boog

9780143038412H.jpgViking has announced that they will print one million copies of Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir follow-up to the bestselling “Eat, Pray, Love.” Scheduled for a January release, the memoir will be entitled, “Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage.”

According to the NY Times, the book “recounts how she came to marry the Brazilian-born Australian lover she met in Indonesia” over the course of her previous memoir. The article also explores Gilbert’s struggle to write the book, a long process that included a one-year extension from Viking publisher Paul Slovak. In the Fall, Michael Cooper, Gilbert’s ex-husband, will publish a memoir about his side of their divorce.

Here’s more from the profile: “She identified the problem as a clash of two voices: one, ‘an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ hangover,’–the chatty, witty tone that earned Ms. Gilbert her good reviews and loyal fans–and the other, ‘more sober and considered and confident and mature.’ After taking six months off, Ms. Gilbert decided she could write again, this time in what she believed was a more authentic voice.” (Via Publishers Weekly)