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
GenreAutobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Audiobook

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
    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.
  • 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.
  • Elyse Walters
    2018-03-28 by the author- Glennon Doyle MeltonThe only thing I knew about this book when I saw that my library Overdrive had it readily available on my iPhone app, was that I had VISUALLY seen this book everywhere. Weather or not I knew it was an Oprah pick - honestly- it didnt register one way or another. This book wasnt particularly on my radar. I might have marked it to read - but forgotten about it as fast as I marked it. I remember f...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Ive 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 their ...
  • 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...
  • Brittany
    Thank you to Goodsread/author for sending me a copy of this book for review. So I've had quite a few problems with this book, but mostly just with the author. 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 we...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Calista
    This book was just what I needed to hear and read right now. The last hour of the book I was crying. Where to start with the powerful map to deeply loving yourself.Who is Glennon? Before this book I didn't have a clue and after this book I think of her as a real person bringing real truth to the world. She has issues with her body growing up that causes her to lose faith and trust in her body. She tries to follow all the rules she think exist and...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Kelli
    I need to step back for more than my usual minute on this one. My initial thoughts upon finishing, which will be formed with other thoughts into a likely brief but cohesive review:A Kindergartener has neither the attention span nor the interest to listen to that detailed diatribe about what sexy is, what we are being tricked into thinking it is, how it is being sold to us, what it really is.Maybe I shouldn't have listened to this on the heels of ...
  • 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.
  • Ginger
    3.5 starsI didnt expect to finish this book so fast. Im not a fan of memoirs or autobiographies but this was great! I would not have picked this book up if it wasnt for my book club. Shout out to my book club for broadening my horizon! Im so glad they choose this one for the month. This book was raw, beautiful and powerful. Its incredibly deep in many areas of life; trying to be your authentic self, learning how to communicate in an honest way to...
  • 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.
  • Colleen Fauchelle
    review to come. Just know that this book came along at the right time, which is why I gobbled it up.Our daughter is struggling at the moment and as a mother I want to love her and try to understand her but at the same time to be honest it is hard work and I live between guilt because I should have done better as a mum and worry about if she is going to be ok. She is 23 next week and still lives with us so we know she is safe. We are at some stage...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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, ...
  • Shirley Conley
    This book is like reading a persons personal journal. I find that I do not like reading a persons personal journal. I did not find it to be realistic or believable. And full of Is like this review. 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.
  • Amie
    This came across as self indulgent and whiny to me. I often wondered how she remembered all these detailed conversations and events given that she says several times that she didn't write during this period, so i kept feeling like her recollections were perhaps disingenuous and crafted for the book. I'm surprised I even finished the book--if I hadn't been waiting for something new from the library and I wasn't trapped feeding a newborn for long s...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Laurie Anderson
    I mostly loved this, but am uncomfortable that she wrote it when her kids were too young to consent to their inclusion. Am still pondering and struggling with this - would love to hear your thoughts.
  • 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...
  • Donna
    I loved this book. Loved. Loved. I will agree that this book is not for everyone, but this author spoke my language. I discovered her this past week when I read my first book by her, titled Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed. That one was so entertaining, that I wanted to read more. So I got this one. I was a little disappointed when it started because it wasn't a humorous look into her life, but it was serious....a really, really seriou...