The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection
The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage.
Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out—three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list—her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, Glennon found that rock bottom was a familiar place. In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life.
Love Warrior is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on. This astonishing memoir reveals how our ideals of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for a man and a woman to truly know one another - and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they've been taught so that they can finally, after thirteen years of marriage, commit to living true—true to themselves and to each other.
Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring account of how we are born to be warriors: strong, powerful, and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.
©2016 Glennon Doyle Melton (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
I am an athlete, a mom, a wife and grandmother. I am a lover of family, books and good wine.
I could not put it down. I saw myself, my daughters, my parents, my marriage and the marriage of my daughter inall of this. A touching, honest and painfully true story that is more common than we'd like to think. I enjoyed every minute of it while being tortured by much of it as well. I will make different decisions as a result of reading it. What more could one ask for from a book.
Every woman should experience this book! What a brave chronicle Glennon has written! I want to send a copy to every woman I know!
Glennons truth and voice are refreshing and real. I found so much of myself in this story about what it truly means to love, heal, and discover who you truly are. No spoilers here but I truly believe everyone should read this book. Absolutely outstanding. I laughed. I cried. I saw myself.
Glennon's story is so truthful and open. She doesn't gloss over the ugly and painful parts, and she talks about the others in her story with grace and respect. This book helped me find true things about my self and my story. She showed me God as love, not fear. Thank you, Glennon. You ministered God to me.
Glennon tells a story that makes you feel not alone in a world that is so disconnected. She's raw and real and has shown bravery (and her families and especially husband) to tell her journey to healing her own cultural traumas. I think so many women can identify with her and her message about body connection and wisdom is a needed one. And her messages about compassion and understanding throughout the hardships of marriage are a testament to her good character. 5 stars, loved it, couldn't listen fast enough.
This woman's work not only as an author but as someone who narrates her own story is worthy of nothing but wild praise. I find it difficult to sit and read books, which is why I listen to so many audiobooks. No matter how good the story, the delivery is what keeps me hooked until the very last word. I am an audio producer, and I find the inconsistencies of other audio books difficult to endure. I listened to every word Glennon said, and her voice just melted into the story. I appreciate and admire her work. No one can understand how difficult it is to not only write a good book but to deliver it authentically until you've tried it yourself.
I was turned off at first by her continuous passages about God. She doesn't say up front, as many of my favorite books do, about her feelings toward God vs. a god. She believes in God, but the detail makes it a listen to be enjoyed and examined. We have all tried to make impossible situations work. As a strong woman without any devotion to a god, I wanted to know what causes a woman to walk away or stay, without the leap of faith of believing in a higher power. Glennon and Craig take it to another level. She never makes a major move because of her belief. Rather, it is a slow journey and realization that comes from within... She just happens to believe. She finds forgiveness not because she believes in God but because she believes in herself. I thank her for this book, and I truly believe every woman should take the time to listen.
Nothing - it was not a love memoir, but an addiction/alcoholism memoir and that is not what I was looking for or interested in.
She co-opted Pema Chodron in the only chapter I found worth reading - chapt 13. On a good note it took me to cHodron's body of literature and audible collections which are all 4-5 stars and have much broader, more useful and less voyeuristic advice.
Pity - which I am working on changing to compassion after reading a lot of Chodron, as pity is condecending.
Skip this book unless you really want read voyeuristically about an addicts fall and a marriage's collapse. I wanted more of the healing journey and concrete methods I could use to attain a better state and I found those reading Pema Chodron.
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