Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton – Review

Doyle Melvin, the love warrior, is nonfiction, specifically memoir, but sometimes it also reads a bit like si toward the end, she kind of gets more into an argument. Written by Glenn and Doyle Melton, and this is her second book.

I know she goes around speaking about this stuff too.

She ranges from her very young life up to and until pretty much her present day.

As a child, she was bulimic, and then after school, she partied a lot drank a lot like an alcoholic. In that stage of her life, she met Craig. She got pregnant again from him and decided to keep it.

I’m butchering her story; I want her to tell it. I believe this is one of those books where you’re either going to love it, are you going to hate it.

It is her memoir of overcoming bulimia and alcoholism and also saving her marriage. She and her husband had many problems that all came to a head one day, as marital issues tend to do, and they spent a couple of years sorting through whether they could be themselves together or if they would be stronger alone. It is her story of wading through those challenging moments. It has some heavy doses of self-help. If you like Brené Brown, this is probably a good book for you to read. I liked it. Though my mileage on how earnest I can go with a memoir or self-help, this one crosses that line just a little bit. It’s such a powerful story, though.

I have two reasons for appreciating this: the reflection of real-life that’s in It is critical the author’s struggled as a young person, with alcoholism with addiction, with um a terrible self-image.

She talks about presenting herself to the world as more so her representative. When she was a teenager, she never really felt like herself.

The book does struggle a lot. I mean, the author worked with a lot of serious issues at a very young age, and the reflection of real life is definitely in there. But, I also think that the emotional impact in this book is.

I have another excellent reason for wanting to read it, and I think that the author’s growth over time, how you see her change and develop and become a person who is much more self-aware. Is it impressive? She finds herself very much through not a linear journey, through many mistakes in her marriage, mistakes in her behavior. There’s a lot I particularly like the part of this book where she has to come to terms with her own mistakes, overcome and forgive herself.

There’s something incredible about a person laying out her life as openly and as vulnerably as Glennon Doyle Melton does here. It’s a remarkable memoir, and I think a lot of people are going to be talking about it.

So, the book often becomes about self-compassion.

 

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