Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

Love Warrior

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 fo...

Details Love Warrior

TitleLove Warrior
Release DateSep 6th, 2016
PublisherSt. Martin’s Press
Number of pages272 pages
GenreAutobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Biography

Reviews Love Warrior

  • Becca
    As I sit here in rehab with my newly sober shakey hands just finishing Glennons Love Warrior in one night all I can think is thank freakin' god. .My heart fills my whole chest but does not hurt. I let her look right at me and she is not mad. She and I are the same. She loves me, I know it. She has been waiting for me. I sit in front of her and she is what I needed, she is the hiding place Iv been looking for. She is not mad. Glennon is my Mary. S...
  • Kelsey
    With each chapter I read of this book, I thought of someone new I wanted to recommend it to. Eventually settling on everyone. Everyone should read this book. Love Warrior is about being vulnerable, shedding your "representative(s)", and being enough.
  • Kelsey
    There were many parts of this book that I LOVED, parts that challenged me and made me think. Some of it felt self absorbed and frustrated me.
  • Sarah
    I was excited to win the "advanced reader copy" lottery and get this book, but figured I'd finish it once my summer vacation had started - I finished it in 24 hours. I read Glennon Doyle Melton's other book - Carry On, Warrior - and loved her sense of humor and her writing style on her blog, but this book was a new voice I hadn't heard from her before that I loved. It was deep and weighty and lovely and poetic and heartbreaking. I am not nor ever...
  • Noelle
    This book just did not do it for me. I've read her blog some and her first book but this one just seemed to be choppy writing and SO much about her dislike of having sex. I generally enjoy her authenticity. I thought it droned on and on but clearly I'm in the minority on Goodreads.
  • Cheri
    3.5 Stars - not rounded upI may be in the minority on this one, but I had no idea who Glennon Doyle Melton was, I never heard of her first book, and I’ve never read her blog. As a young girl, she had body-image issues, the daughter of a practically perfect in every way mother, and spent most of her pre-teen years and beyond trying to attain her idea of a perfect body through anorexia and bulimia. As her friends become sexually intimate with the...
  • Diane
    This was such a powerful memoir of addiction and healing that I read it twice. I admit I didn't know who Glennon Doyle Melton was when I decided to read this book. A friend had said she liked her blog (called Momastery) and was excited about her new book, so I grabbed a copy for a buddy read.Glennon is so open and honest about her struggles with alcoholism and bulimia that you feel like her new best friend, and wow, are we having a heavy talk tod...
  • Samantha
    Self indulgent and long winded memoir of a "mom" blogger. I'm sad I cannot get the time back I spent reading this book. A true disappointed.
  • Amanda
    I didn't know anything about Glennon Doyle Melton prior to reading this book. I had never read her blog or her previous work. I was attracted to this mostly because of the cover and the title but also because I had read that she was a recovering alcoholic.This memoir is about her struggles with her husband's infidelity and to find herself. I really enjoyed and got a lot out of the first 2/3 of this but then it went into way too much god and yoga ...
  • Brittany
    Thank you to Goodsread/author for sending me a review of this book. So I've had quite a few problems with this book, but mostly just with the main character. She was very whiny to me. She complained about her life a lot and I'm just asking what for? She wants to feel pretty, smart, accepted, etc. But why? We are almost never told why. The only thing we're given is when she was a little girl she was bigger and ate junk food. She wanted to lose wei...
  • Melanie
    I consumed this book like I used to consume Stoli O with cranberry juice when I, too, was trying not to feel so much. I highlighted half the book, and that says enough, methinks.
  • Michelle
    I have to admit...I'd previously read a few of Melton's blog posts and deemed her style "not for me." Too religious? Too "dramatic" (whatever that means)? I'm not sure. I did not read her first book but picked up this on friend's recommendation and, frankly, because I couldn't believe what a tizzy Jennifer Weiner threw when THIS book was chosen by Oprah, not hers. Well, I was thoroughly impressed by Melton's, well done, Oprah!Though I h...
  • Michelle
    Wildly disappointing, perhaps my expectations were too high and I am not the target market. Memoir seemed disjointed, self-absorbed and too self-congratulatory.
  • Ginger
    3.5 starsI didn’t expect to finish this book so fast. I’m not a fan of memoirs or autobiographies but this was great! I would not have picked this book up if it wasn’t for my book club. Shout out to my book club for broadening my horizon! I’m so glad they choose this one for the month. This book was raw, beautiful and powerful. It’s incredibly deep in many areas of life; trying to be your authentic self, learning how to communicate in a...
  • Kerry
    I didn't expect to finish this book in 6 hours. I didn't expect to cry through it. After hearing the author speak in Chicago, I didn't expect to see myself in this book. I did all of these things. This book is as honest and real as you could hope for. I wish this book was out now so that I could buy copies for both my daughters, my sister, and all my nieces. Everyone I know well can identify with parts of Glennon's journey. Her description of gra...
  • Robin
    Update: I was an early reader of this book and back in December 2015 said it could easily be an Oprah choice, and this morning it was announced it was indeed Oprah's next book club choice.Also, Glennon report on her blog that she and her husband have separated, which is very sad. struck me most about the memoir was her courage, candor, and honesty in relating the most intimate details of her life and m...
  • Anna
    Just realized I forgot to review this... That's partly because it's the kind of challenging and impactful book that is hard to condense down into a few words.This book had a different tone from Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed, where she shared her first journey of moving out of numbing addictions into full on facing both the good and bad of life. In Love Warrior: A Memoir, Glennon is caught up again in a heartbreaking situation. There...
  • Bertha
    I don't even know how to feel about this book. I didn't know anything about the author going in and I found the first half of the book very compelling & I identified with a lot of the author's feelings even though I haven't personally experienced most of the trauma she has. The second half of the book unexpectedly turned into what felt like an infomercial for God, which is fine, and I'm glad if that's what ultimately led to the author's healing, ...
  • Sharon
    exactly the book I needed to read this month. Raw, open, glowing, and the first honest "self-help" type book I've read since Augusten Burrowes's. On a critical level, the dialogue all felt fake, Kent to convey the author's ideas rather than relate a real conversation that happened, and this took me out of the book somewhat, so that's why I'm stopping short of 5 stars - I wish she would've invented dialogue if necessary and kept those passages out...
  • Molly
    Well, now I feel better. This book pissed me off. I feel so terribly manipulated. The one thing I felt this author did well was to identify certain common struggles that many women might feel, but not talk about. And, small portions of this book are so beautifully written that I was in tears. But, this woman absolutely OOZES white privilege. She has children and gets to quit working!? She gets ill and her husband happily moves them all to Florida...
  • Liz
    Ok, I don't know what it is. Maybe it's the head cold (and cold medicine) I've been nursing while I read this book. Maybe it's a lack of experiential empathy to what she's going through (not having dealt with a spouse's infidelity). Maybe it's Maybelline. I don't know. But I just didn't love this one the way I loved Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed. Part of it felt a little incomplete - I felt like there were parts missing from telling...
  • Erin Beall
    5 stars. Courageous, raw, graceful, and all the more important if you know what happened after it went to print.Readers of Carry On, Warrior will be pleasantly surprised to find the same tone of charming, take-no-prisoners honesty. Avid Momastery readers will be glad to find echoes of her humor without the fluff-- there is no "brutiful" here, no cloying capital-S, proper noun "Sister" worship. This is honesty from the gut, from the bones, from th...
  • Genevieve
    Just, no. I'm struggling to find something I liked about this book but I can't. I forced myself through it thinking it would eventually get better.
  • Sparrow
    There's a part in the Tony Robbins documentary, I Am Not Your Guru, where Robbins is talking to a woman at his Date With Destiny seminar, and he asks her to tell him about her dad. She responds, saying that her dad was a wonderful man who always took care of her and showed her love and kindness. And Robbins is like, "Oh yeah? Well, fuck that bastard! He protected you from having any skills to deal with real life."That's kind of the point of this ...
  • Sheila
    Biographies/memoirs where women lay their life out there, telling all the gritty details, seems to be a popular thing now. I do applaud these women for being willing to share and expose themselves, warts and all, good and bad, this is me, take it or leave it. Another book I recently read along these lines was Sex Object: A Memoir. I enjoyed Glennon's story and journey to finding herself after her husband admitted his infidelity to her. I did not ...
  • Lauren
    I received an advance reading copy of Love Warrior. From the moment I opened it, I could not put it down. I think I held my breath for the entire first half of the book. Glennon often talks about being the canary, but she has now done the work of the coal miner. She has suited up and journeyed deep down underground into the secret and dangerous and faraway places. And this time she brought her microphone and her notepad and lots and lots of light...
  • Maurya
    Hello all. I finished this book about a week ago and am seriously struggling with how I feel about it, and how to write my thoughts about it... It is a Memoir of Glennon's life.Why did I read it? I read it for two reasons - that kind of get mixed into one... My sister and I decided to do a Story Telling course with Brene Brown, and this is the book that goes with the course. And then Oprah named it her book of the month. So Killian said, let's go...
  • Dana
    And then Glennon Doyle Melton does it again! This book is another invitation for people to join and witness her powerful and personal journey. What's most incredible as I read this book was witnessing the clarity and strength from the author, Glennon, even through her pain. And her humor and wit are still there, weaved into this truth-telling memoir. I don't know how she does it but I feel honored to have read her words. Authors who share their w...
  • Sian Lile-Pastore
    In the main I enjoyed this - I love a good 'deep truth' memoir! I love stuff that is scarily honest and open, about women getting through stuff and getting stronger. And after all the bulimia, alcoholism, affairs etc etc, wanna know what the answer is? it's yoga! of course!! (and god too!) Glennon says some interesting stuff about how women becoming disconnected from their bodies and how yoga helped her heal that connection between body and mind....
  • Shirley Conley
    This book is like reading a person’s personal journal. I find that I do not like reading a person’s personal journal. I did not find it to be realistic or believable. And full of “I’s like this review.