Love Warrior - Glennon Doyle Melton

Love Warrior

By Glennon Doyle Melton

  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 367 Ratings


#1 New York Times Bestseller

The Newest Oprah's 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.


  • Love Warrior

    By Mulate3
    This book was very touching and I would honestly recommend it to my friends.
  • First Review Ever!

    By Gemel
    I get asked to review apps, etc. on the regular. However, this book is by far one of the best, if not the best, that I've ever read. Her candor, vulnerability and self-examination is just amazing. Her opening up about her own struggles and successes helps others reveal their (my) own truths. Whether you're struggling or not, this is a book that every woman should read.
  • Perfectly timed reading

    By Kmess1229
    This is the kind of book you wish your younger self could have read and yet at the same time you don't know if your younger self would really get it. I am grateful for Glennon's honesty, and for me this is a perfectly timed reading. In my early 40s now, I seem to be having a fresh identity crisis and lots of doubts about who I'm supposed to be against the backdrop of what the world expects. Glennon's fresh words on issues that women have in reconciling with themselves and with others go deep. Through Love Warrior, she takes us to and through a pain that is so familiar and then helps guide us to a new place of true grace, real faith, and a beautiful redefining of womanhood. I needed this book right now. It is asking me to embark on my own Warrior journey. Thank you.
  • Self indulgent drivel

    By nanigrace12
    1/2 way through I could not take it any more. Glendon get over yourself. What a piece of crap.
  • “I just need to know if you can really know me and still love me,”

    By yulievite
    This book shares Glennon's story towards truth and vulnerability. Messy parts and all. If only we could all learn to live and love in such an honest way. Thank you for the encouragement, challenge, and honesty. You have helped me to be not afraid and remember.
  • Love Warriors together yet apart

    By DasPete1
    I was just asked to read this book on the eve of my 49th Birthday by my mentor therapist and guide-- an angel on this planet. Jessie Rhines in Annapolis, Maryland. I'm a retired military veteran and have been grieving the loss of my fiancé and her 2 daughters for over 11 months. She and I both had issues w our past in love and in pain. As a Hurricane unnamed to me passed on my 49th birthday and as I started listening to 'Love Warrior' I broke out in tears and almost stopped listening for good. I paused-- walked to the tiny beach in my Neighborhood. I asked myself why was I afraid to continue reading as God has always been within me. As a man and suffering the loss of his family - this story has undoubtedly led me to a new fork in my journey as I search for answers from the male perspective. I returned home after 22 years of Actve Duty and Combat experience-- to a small town in Calvert County Maryland. The same conditioning and values I were taught by parents, education, peers and social marketing were all wrong. I was always actually aware something was amiss. I divorced my wife a few years after my Active Duty closed and after meeting my former fiancé. I was smitten by her the fist day I saw her. I'm very sensitive as a man. And since an early age my fight or flight MO was to run. I always believed there was another purpose or plan in my life. I have been always serving that purpose yet I have often let what others think say or do guide me. No more. Today I awoke after the first good nights rest in over a year. Because of your story , and albeit I am not a woman-- I completely related to Craig and in many other ways alsi to Glennon's perspective. I am a little a both of Craig and her combined- nevertheless I have not run, I haven't done everything right but I will give myself credit in having faith, keeping the course and my beloved I lost is Jewish. Her and her family were the first Jewish people I ever knew and not to mention head over heels in love with. I have doubted myself often but on the eve of Yom Kippur this very day. I wrote a true letter of apology from my heart and finally realised I too will never again betray my inner voice. I love her and her daughters-- I knew many months ago how hard it must have not only been on her to leave but the impact on the girls. The youngest has lost the second man she has adored suddenly in her life. I consider myself a good man and like Glennon no doubt whatsoever I bonded w her in a positive light. As for being asked to leave for past experiences in the military my love and respect my former fiancé for being true to herself when I couldn't have only increased twofold. I know now without a doubt the path I choose to stay w Jessie, continue my therapy, learn the meaning of yoga, and attend a church where all are welcome have been Gods plan all along. I love myself as she made me and each path I take now is love despite my pain. At the end there is redemption-- I am not there quite yet but I do believe in myself and have faith to be patient and just do what is right each day as Glennon wrote. I don't know where I will be next year but in love life and pain I am no longer afraid. Thank you for this gift. I was meant to read this and my journey has taken a turn for the best! With gratitude and humble respect I ask God to bless all that have made this audiobook and story possible. Om shanti Namaste ~ David
  • Speaks to my Heart

    By Toni FGMAMTC
    I can't possibly explain how much I love this book. I was totally unprepared for how much it touched me. I shed several tears. I've not walked the same journey or had some of the same problems as the author, but so much of the process and feeling is universal to whatever issues each of us has. Anyone who has ever struggled with life or felt lacking, this is for you. It's open and nonjudgemental. The author puts all of her shortcomings out there. I found it so refreshing, and I respect her for everything she is. Love Warrior made me want to take better care of myself.
  • LOVE it

    By Laptop Family
    By sharing her Truth with us, G. helps us find our own Truth and helps us begin again with a new resolve to write a better story for our future. At least that's how life-changing and so incredibly perfect this book was for me at this time in my life. LOVE it.
  • Interesting

    By Luckeegurl
    It was interesting to be able to dive into someone else's mindset. Her wiring is completely opposite from mine. But I took away from it that we need to nurture ourselves. Thank you.
  • Self-indulgent and not really about infidelity

    By nonenonenonenoone
    I was disappointed in this book for several reasons: first of all, it's not about "forgiving his cheating heart" like the cover of Oprah's magazine teases us with. A more accurate teaser would've been "Shaken by infidelity: how would YOU react? One woman's journey to discover herself in the process of recovery." Because that's what the book is really about. She ends the book with an afterword where she says she's not sure they'll stay together. That was quite a downer. I was cheering for them and I think she wanted us to cheer for them and I felt like, "why'd she go and say that??" Kind of ruined it for me. I felt her husband was an admirable man for his remorse and how hard he was trying. How could she not forgive him?? I felt it was also certainly not a literary book at all with its juvenile style of present-tense writing and set-up. I didn't like all the detail about her bulimia (TMI) and since it was advertised as a story of infidelity, I kept wondering "when is she going to talk about her marriage?" It took over 100 pages to get there. I do think she touches our collective nerve on how many of us go into marriage so broken and with such unreasonable expectations of ourselves and our mates. No wonder the divorce rate is so high. I think her most powerful message might be, "Fix yourself first. BEFORE you get married. And if you think you don't need fixing, that's proof that you do."