I just finished reading the book Love Warrior, and if you’re a woman you might want to read it too. No, I’m not a recovering bulimic, alcoholic, or drug addict, with marriage issues, which the author Glennon Doyle Melton is, but this book isn’t just about her addictions or her relationship with her husband. This book is about much more–it’s about the trap women can so easily fall into, when it comes to finding their place in the world. It’s about what we should look like, how we should act, what is acceptable and what is not.
Yes, this is an Oprah Book Club pick (but don’t not read it because you’re one of those people who can’t stand Sister O.) I’d heard about this book prior to Oprah’s ordainment on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook page. Melton is a skilled writer, and her story is a poignant one. I had not previously been a reader of her blog Monastery, although I had heard of it. Turns out she describes herself as a “truth teller,” and well, I’m all for broadcasting what might help someone else, even if it isn’t stuff that’s considered ok to talk about. She goes there, and beyond. And I am grateful for anybody willing to say what is, despite embarrassment. To me, that’s real power.