This may be a memoir, but it's also a self-help book. I had never heard of Glennon Doyle. A friend lent this to me.
Her goal is to empower women with her story. I wasn't impressed. The first two-thirds of the book she's trying prove how self-actualized she has become and the rest of the book is about how neurotic, insecure, and controlling she is.

Doyle has some serious and insightful words dispersed among pages of romantic cliches. She can be humorous about her personality quirks, but the happily-ever-after, perfect bonus family image was hard to swallow.

She says she'll never stay in a situation she doesn't want to be in. Lucky her. But many of us regular folk have to struggle on a daily basis, sometimes just to stay afloat without the resources we need.

I empathize with her struggles with depression and anxiety. She is fortunate to get the help she needs. She is also blessed to have a family that has always stood by her.

A good memoirist tells their story and you can draw your own conclusions. Doyle, on the other hand, force-feeds you her philosophy to make sure you see things her way.

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