Love Warrior

Love Warrior

Book - 2016
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"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"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250075727
Characteristics: 263 pages ; 22 cm

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peacebenow
Jun 06, 2019

Definitely a worthwhile read. At times it seemed self indulgent and repetitive. Glennon's issues belong to many and she has a persistant way of working through problems, I give her tons of credit to keep things positive in the face of adversity. Shes' following WREmersons lead, write the rules for your own religion. I heard her on the program "On Being" which motivated me to read this book. Glad I did.

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bronteside
Feb 07, 2019

Reading this felt a little like being a passenger in a fast moving car without a seatbelt...
A little” Girl Interrupted “,a little Mary Karr.
But Glennon Doyle Melton just doesn’t wear her emotional shirt inside out;
Which would be enough (she writes beautifully.)
She kicks us out of our comfortable hammocks and invites us along on her own particular road to redemption.

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Danahy
Jan 21, 2018

Excellent story that encourages us to accept our humanness. A quick and inspiring read.
I appreciate that it comes in large print so I could actually hold the book in my hands while I read it.

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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

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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May 10, 2017

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abbi_g
Dec 27, 2018

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

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