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Carry On, Warrior

Thoughts on Life Unarmed

Glennon Doyle Melton

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For years Glennon Doyle Melton built a wall between herself and others, hiding inside a bunker of secrets and shame. But one day everything changed: Glennon woke up to life, committing herself to living out loud and giving language to our universal (yet often secret) experiences. She became a sensation when her personal essays started going viral. Her hilarious and poignant observations have been read by millions, shared among friends, discussed at water coolers, and have now inspired a social movement. In Carry On, Warrior, Melton shares new stories and the best-loved material from Her mistakes and triumphs demonstrate that love wins and that together we can do hard things. Melton is a courageous truth-teller and hopespreader, a wise and witty friend who emboldens us to believe in ourselves and reminds us that the journey is the reward. Carry On, Warrior proves that by shedding our weapons and armor, we can stop hiding, competing, and striving for the mirage of perfection, to build better lives in our hearts, homes, and communities.

Publishers Weekly Review

Dec 24, 2012 – Refreshingly frank, if somewhat gooey entries from a blog ( offer advice on parenting and exhaustion to women trying to be tolerant Christians and helpful wives. Raising three kids in the Florida suburbs while wife to a software salesman, and part-time model (with perfect teeth), Melton shares her comments on life’s adorable moments, such as letters of encouragement to her grade-school son, Chase, if he is being bullied for presumably being a homosexual, or reminders to herself to “quit chasing happiness long enough to notice it smiling right at ,” yet tinged with some excoriating, revelatory, and self-forgiving details that raise the work out of the merely platitudinous. A self-described “recovering everything,” that is, former alcoholic, bulimic, smoker, and ongoing shopaholic, Melton reveals some truly desperate moments of her life, such as a premarital pregnancy in 2002 that prompted her to get sober, an early abortion that has allowed her to be more accepting of others’ failings, a “twisty, mapless” marriage that has proven ultimately sound and gratifying, a recent diagnosis of Lyme disease, and a six-year attempt to adopt a Guatemalan child that was rejected by the agencies because she and her husband were considered to be “too much of a risk.” Writing, or as she calls it “living out loud,” is for Melton a bracing therapy to chase away loneliness, learn humility, and banish the fears of revealing the less than flattering sides of herself.

Customer Reviews


This book is funny, real and just plain awesome! Glennon's honesty helps us to see beneath the surface and make us realize that we are all warriors fighting the same battle and we are in this together! By simply sharing her fears, her failures and her life, she is uniting women in every walk of life.

Just wonderful

Maybe the most honest stuff I've read about mothering.

Exquisite perfection!

By far the best book I have read in a long time. The wisdom laughter and tears kept me fixated. I wish I had had this when I was younger with smaller children. Now I know what to buy young mothers as a gift. The knowledge that family life is not perfect and that it will all be ok. We all have our personal battles and all we can do is pray for one another and Carry on Warriors! ;)

Carry On, Warrior
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  • $10.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Apr 02, 2013
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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