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Love Warrior: A Memoir (edição 2016)

por Glennon Doyle Melton (Autor)

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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, rock bottom was a familiar place to Glennon. 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.… (mais)
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Título:Love Warrior: A Memoir
Autores:Glennon Doyle Melton (Autor)
Informação:Flatiron Books (2016), Edition: First Edition, 272 pages
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I nearly cried, I cheered, and I rejoiced in Glennon's "a-ha" moments as she tells the story of her brokenness, recovery, and resurrection as a "love warrior". ( )
  heatherdw20 | Jul 23, 2020 |
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  chauveaux | Sep 11, 2019 |
The wider culture which is a backbone feature of this book affects males too. Men have feelings too. None of us invented the culture into which we were deposited. As the book progressed I had increasing sadness and disappointment. Her disdain for sexuality, her fears, her obsessions, her "two faced" presence in the world are common.

Everyone has their own perspective and this book is about a popular and attractive female feeling lack of power while describing her life of abject power she often wields cruelly. She laments her betrayal, until the end blaming her husband, while documenting her major role in all of the dysfunction. She seemed incredibly selfish and narcissistic throughout the book, seldom even glimpsing her part in her discomfort and how she has affected those in her life.

She ends with great insight but it felt like the terrible phase (which she relates to grief) was miraculously overcome by some yoga with meditation. This is a woman who had decades of exposure to a recovery program where all of the principles which she ultimately espouses are central, on the daily. Yet a few yoga sessions reveal these truths and strategies? It feels like the tension in the storyline was embellished or enhanced in order to sell more books.

I am very saddened by books like this. Not all men who are now alive are to blame for our cultural shortcomings, especially as it relates to sexuality. Men and women are both caught in this twisted culture as it relates to sexuality. I pray the blaming decreases and the insight, sharing, solution seeking, bridge building, barrier defeating, movement toward deep and abiding love and sharing will increase. Women have much more power in the realm of sex. A failure to recognize that and wield it justly should be part of the dialog eventually. The solutions in this arena are complex and deep seated, deeper than racism and our form of unjust capitalism which seems terrifyingly pervasive. A new, objective, open minded look at all of the dysfunction and its permutations is necessary. The simple themes of this book mask the much bigger and more complex problems.

All of that being said, she ends the book with a spiritual transformation, an attainment of maturity of self with the help of God as she understands God. Her journey was a path for her attaining an abiding, sustaining and true faith. This message was redeeming but then I read the Wikipedia article about the author and that put a chink in everything. ( )
  DonaldPowell | Feb 5, 2019 |
I know I'm in the minority but I found the book to be pretty irritating. Maybe it was the audiobook that set the tone for me not liking it but I found the author to be self-absorbed and her epiphanies were quite one-sided. It wasn't until much later in her memoir that she actually started to think about what it might be like for someone else (i.e. her husband) She sort of understood that forgiveness and healing are hers for the taking and god shines down upon us all (but not her husband!) Her explorations of god and the yoga mat are pretty pedestrian and I know, I know...don't judge the spiritual path of another. I have read some memoirs where the author breaks the fuck open and becomes the pile of misery you must be to start rising up and rebuilding and I was inspired. I did not feel inspired by this, it felt whiney and rife with judgements. ( )
  ambersnowpants | Aug 23, 2018 |
I first came across this author on an Oprah's Book Club video. She expounded it's virtues very enthusiastically and being the sucker for autobiographies that I am I decided I wanted a copy for myself. I was very intrigued by what was being said about not only the book, but also it's author. I had never heard of this author before this so I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that she had also written another book before this one.

The beginning of the book (prelude) is short and very interesting and caused me to want to keep reading. Her writing is easy to read and follow seemingly conversationalist. You are only given bits and pieces but they are essential to the overall story. It's like we are having a jigsaw puzzle assembled in front of our very eyes.

The beginning has us with Glennon when she was married with children. Then she quickly back tracks to essentially where it all began. This threw me initially as I was all set to read this book like I read all other biographies and autobiographies, just like any other book, from beginning to end. This book however, required, perhaps demanded, its readers' to go along on a journey with Glennon, and what a journey it turns out to be.

This book immediately impresses me with the raw honesty of Glennon's emotions. She draws the reader into her story through her use of words. She doesn't hold back how she felt about her life and learning to understand herself and her life. When the story she was telling required her to show anger, disappointment or even fear that all came across in what she said. There were times when I was taken aback by the sheer force of her honesty, yet this honesty is what ultimately helped her in her journey.

I felt honoured that she should trust me, the reader, with such intimate details of her life when she really didn't have to. However, this honesty is what set this book apart from other autobiographies that I've read in the past. I would like to say thank you Glennon for entrusting me with your story. I feel very honoured.


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  zarasecker18 | Aug 22, 2018 |
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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, rock bottom was a familiar place to Glennon. 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.

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