When you have a blockbuster book how do you possibly follow-up with anything else?  This must have been one of the questions for author Elizabeth Gilbert.  Her earlier book, Eat,Pray, Love was on the bestseller list for 187 weeks.  In her new book she explores the afterward of Eat, Pray, Love.  While she continues to leave out much of why she ended her first marriage this story is about her committment to a Brazilian-born man who has citizenship in Australia.  He is detained by Homeland Security in Texas and can no longer use the luxury of a 90 day visa to go between the U.S. and other countries.  The most interesting parts of the book are the reflections of Southeast Asia women on how marriage occurs in their country; Gilbert’s support of same-sex marriage and the role of history in the concept of marriage.  Her thoughts on writing posted on her website are some of the best ever and I carry a copy with me.  LA Carlson

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