Love Warrior: A Memoir by Glennon Doyle Melton
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Hardcover $15.59 (Prime) – Sempember 6, 2016
#1 New York Times Bestseller
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.
Why I Picked It
If I could read only one book per year, this would be the one. It is so true, so real, so raw. It makes me ponder all the things I’ve done because society made me believe I needed to do. Her writing style is accessible and friendly. As I read, I feel like I could curled up in my couch with Glennon, a cup of coffee between us, chatting about things both tiny and irrelevant and monumental and out of our heads. Glennon is a fellow Lymie, though her solution just will not work for my family. Sadly. It is amazing to see all the storms she has weathered AND SURVIVED. We have post-it notes with her lines on them all over our house. Once you read it, you’ll understand. I recommend a tissues, a strong beverage, and enough time to decompress afterward and answer the question….what’s my right next place??? Because that is ALL it really takes!
P.S. I loved Glennon long before Oprah made her trendy!! 🙂