Melton, Glennon Doyle, 1976-
An enticingly thought-provoking title drew me to this beautifully written book. It bears one woman's truth shared through her own writings. It is the story of her journey to overcome her fears, anxieties, and illness. She works to find herself and escape the lies she feels are being thrown at her by the world.
Beaten down by the world and by herself, she uses substances like food, alcohol, and drugs to dull the pain of living, to escape. However, she learns how to fight again. She does this by finding what it means to be true to herself. Throughout this journey she goes through struggles that both strengthen and weaken her.
Struggling to find herself and to stop living half alive, she learns that to live she has to use every part of her: mind, body, and soul. One of the biggest events in the story has to do with her marriage. When she finds out that her husband has been cheating on her, she is angry and hurt.
However, she realizes that they are alike in a way, and both are shown grace. She works on herself, while he works on himself, and together they work on their marriage. It takes time but she figures out how to be true to herself and they figure out how to be true to each other.