Glennon Doyle Melton
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#1 New York Times Bestseller
The Newest Oprah's Bookclub 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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Self-indulgent and not really about infidelity
I was disappointed in this book for several reasons: first of all, it's not about "forgiving his cheating heart" like the cover of Oprah's magazine teases us with. A more accurate teaser would've been "Shaken by infidelity: how would YOU react? One woman's journey to discover herself in the process of recovery." Because that's what the book is really about. She ends the book with an afterword where she says she's not sure they'll stay together. That was quite a downer. I was cheering for them and I think she wanted us to cheer for them and I felt like, "why'd she go and say that??" Kind of ruined it for me. I felt her husband was an admirable man for his remorse and how hard he was trying. How could she not forgive him??
I felt it was also certainly not a literary book at all with its juvenile style of present-tense writing and set-up. I didn't like all the detail about her bulimia (TMI) and since it was advertised as a story of infidelity, I kept wondering "when is she going to talk about her marriage?" It took over 100 pages to get there.
I do think she touches our collective nerve on how many of us go into marriage so broken and with such unreasonable expectations of ourselves and our mates. No wonder the divorce rate is so high. I think her most powerful message might be, "Fix yourself first. BEFORE you get married. And if you think you don't need fixing, that's proof that you do."
Thank you for your courage. Your healing journey gives me hope for my own healing. Much love!!
Gut Reaching, Mind Inspiring, Heart Filling
As I told my good friend in a text after reading this book in 3 days... "I have a new book. A... Stop what your reading put everything else down and go buy this book now-book...It's called Love Warrior. By Glennin Doyle... The same author as that book I randomly sent you awhile back (Carry On Warrior). This one is even better!