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TIME's 100 Most Influential People Gala Elizabeth Gilbert released a new memoir, “Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage,” which many are referring to as the sequel to her previous best-selling memoir, “Eat, Pray, Love.” Sales of her new book will no doubt be boosted by the luring back of fans of her prior book, which was ranked at the top of the best seller list for four years. In her new memoir, Gilbert, still uneasy about the idea of marriage, is faced with a predicament in which the one thing she opposes is the only option. While Gilbert and “Felipe,” the Brazilian man she met and fell in love with in “Eat, Pray, Love,” are attempting to return to the United States, Felipe is detained by the Department of Homeland Security and told that the only way he will be allowed back into the United States is through marriage. Readers join Gilbert in her research into the intricacies and customs of marriage as she talks to people about their personal experiences and studies books sent to her by her sister. Although Gilbert successfully draws conclusions regarding her own situation and beliefs, “readers who delighted in the joie de vivre that bubbled throughout ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ may find this comparatively dreary,” says Malena Watrous from the San Francisco Chronicle. But then again, who doesn’t love a wedding? Sources: San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, L.A. Times