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a sequel but with more facts,
This review is from: Committed: A Sceptic Makes Peace with Marriage (Paperback)This is a sequel to Eat Pray Love in that it takes the (real) story of Liz and her lover Felipe into the next stage of their life together (ie, marriage), but it is much much more than that.
It is a cross-cultural look at marriage, and particularly, what women expect from their husbands. I found her research in southeast Asia very interesting, compiled during her travels there with Felipe. She discovers that her expectations of marriage and the role of a 'husband' are very culturally defined, and that women elsewhere have very different expectations of what a marriage is about.
Running through the research is great travel writing, and a great love story - with lots of humour and Gilbert's readiness to expose her most raw emotions.
I would always recommend reading Eat Pray Love first, and then picking this one up later - they are sequential, but they're also very different books.