Monday, March 28, 2011

Ideal conditions for curling up with the book I've been trying to finish. Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert. (The same Elizabeth Gilbert that wrote the book that turned into the movie that you probably saw last summer with anyone but a guy). Mine was a gift, but I highly recommend buying yourself a copy. (Or downloading it on your iPad, for all you non-traditionalists who've turned your backs on ink & paper).

It's crammed with some serious perspective... the most intriguing of which probes the elusive concept of relationships and careers and balancing the two. Part personal narrative, part socio-historic commentary, The New York Times sums it up best (of course) - "Gilbert is equally likely to quote Plato or her friend Ann, and equally keen to discuss how attitudes toward marriage changed from the Old to the New Testament, how important — according to evolutionary biologists — the vasopressin receptor gene is in determining male fidelity, and how her own parents have managed to stay together for more than 40 years."

I kid you not when I say I've read every chapter highlighter-in-hand, textbook style.

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