Love Warrior

Love Warrior

A Memoir

eBook - 2016
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The Newest Oprah 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.

Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
ISBN: 9781250075741
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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ctkvlk
Aug 11, 2017

An excellent book about a girl with TONS of problems who got her act together by hook or by crook only to have her marriage disappoint her. But she did the right thing--she fought for her marriage, worked hard at it with her husband and for the sake of the marriage and her children and the marriage survived and became stronger. Most people just want to walk away because it's easier. Very impressive and exemplary.

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3Dogs2015
Jun 11, 2017

Wonderful, insightful book that allows the reader to gain knowledge and self help from the author. Whether you have dealt with some, all or none of the issues that Melton has, the reader will come away feeling inspired to lead a better, more positive life.

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runningbeat
May 10, 2017

Its a story of healing and to face pain head on.
A beautiful, brutal journey for anyone who yearns for a deeper relationship.
At first I didn't like the way the author wrote the book, the way it was presented, but as I got use to her way of writing, it because a powerful book for me.
I thought I wouldn't like book, but the more I read, I could see where she was coming from and so glad I read it to the end.

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lgold08540
Mar 18, 2017

I wanted to smack the self-pity and martyrdom out of this woman. I knew she would go back to her cheating husband and lost all my respect for her. Put the book down right after that. So disappointing.

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singasong70
Jan 04, 2017

Nothing "new" here. Yeah she's open and raw about her past, experience etc., but how does it help the next person confront what needed to be confronted before she got married such as: why are we getting married in the first place, what's it based on, how will it last (considering what it's based on)? The conclusion I came to after reading the book is: each relationship is unique, which therefore means overall conclusion cannot be reached though one would be: not to get involved with anybody who's involved with pornography which she found out early on (didn't she) and yet had more kids b/f ending the marriage.

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abbi_g
Dec 29, 2016

"Free for all. Maybe grace is free. Free for the taking. Maybe it's even free for me."

I don't read Glennon's blog, nor had I ever heard of her prior to seeing her latest book, Love Warrior being advertised on Goodreads. It doesn't matter to me that her book is on Oprah's Book Club List for 2016; but I did read reviews about it and the majority of them were positive. So I borrowed it from the library when it became available and... WOW!

Glennon's story is powerful, honest, and real. She writes from the heart without adding any fluff, nor does she seemed concern about how readers might perceive her actions and reactions during that very unstable period of her marriage. Love Warrior is not just Glennon's story but it's her uncensored truth about life, love, and lost. What makes it beautiful is that I believe every woman can relate to her in one way or another. I even got a little emotional at one point while reading it. Now I'm tempted to check out her previous book, Carry On, Warrior.

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LianaKate
Dec 19, 2016

Honest, raw, and powerful.

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Riddlereads
Oct 15, 2016

Melton's experiences in her life and her marriage could belong to anyone. The difference is how she reflects on them and how she articulates the process of growth necessary to function in a healthy and fulfilling way. This is an extremely thoughtful and well-written memoir.

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pattyloucor67
Oct 09, 2016

Melton shares her story of pain in a way that every woman can find a piece to connect. While the incidents might not be the same as hers for some of us, the mask she wears is not unfamiliar. She explains that without pain, there is no growth - without love, there is no growth. Each is not mutually exclusive. Brutally honest and beautifully written.

This was a great read. Glennon's story is inspiring in its strength and resilience, and her writing is reflective, engaging, and powerful. She talks about her relationship with her husband in ways that aren't often discussed- from their wedding, to their children, to their therapy sessions, to the bedroom. Most importantly, Love Warrior makes you think about how we interact with each other in the world, and how much power we can harness from honesty and authentic connection. A quick read, and definitely worth your time.

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