Elizabeth Gilbert : CANCELLED
This event’s been cancelled
|Sat 15 May ’10, 7:30pm||
Where: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- Event cancelled: $0.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Going West Festival 2012
Don’t miss this exclusive appearance by the author of bestselling phenomenon Eat, Pray Love.
Elizabeth Gilbert’s new memoir, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, takes us on the metaphysical journey she initiates having found herself “sentenced” to marry to save her relationship, despite both parties having vowed “never again”. She copes with this pronouncement in the only way she knows how – by throwing herself into researching “this befuddling, vexing, contradictory, and yet stubbornly enduring institution of marriage”.
From examining the lives of her female forebears to interviewing bemused Hmong women in the mountains of Vietnam, no stone is left unturned in her efforts to uncover the rationale behind the traditions and mores, vagaries and social impact of marriage. And she uncovers a number of surprising facts along the way.
Enjoy an uplifting evening of laughter and inspiration. Chair: Carol Hirschfeld.
Presented as a part of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival.