This week’s review is Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton. One of my favorite ways to rest is by curling up with a good book. Like movies and music, all genres appeal to me, and I give all my books a shot. There are a few ways I find new books to read: Goodreads, my two book clubs, friends’ recommendations, and browsing the internet. My favorite author is Greg Iles, and the books I am most interested in reading are nonfiction books about the Holocaust.
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Carry On, Warrior
Carry On, Warrior was recommended by a book club friend. I trust her recommendations because she likes a broad range of books. She knows about my interest in reading the struggles and triumphs of others, so this was a perfect fit.Nonfictional story about a brutiful life of an addict, bulimic, and mom. #carryonwarrior Click To Tweet
What it’s about
Taken from the Amazon website:
“The inspiring and hilarious instant New York Times bestseller from the beloved writer, speaker, activist, and founder of Momastery.com whose new memoir Love Warrior is an Oprah’s Book Club selection.
Glennon Doyle Melton’s hilarious and poignant reflections on our universal (yet often secret) experiences have inspired a social movement by reminding women that they’re not alone. In Carry On, Warrior, she shares her personal story in moving, refreshing, and laugh-out-loud-funny new essays and some of the best-loved material from Momastery.com. Her writing invites us to believe in ourselves, to be brave and kind, to let go of the idea of perfection, and to stop making motherhood, marriage, and friendship harder by pretending they’re not hard. In this one woman’s trying to love herself and others, readers will find a wise and witty friend who shows that we can build better lives in our hearts, homes, and communities.”
About the author
Taken from the author’s Amazon page:
“Glennon Doyle is the author of LOVE WARRIOR, a #1 New York Times Bestseller and a 2016 Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well as the New York Times Bestseller CARRY ON, WARRIOR. She is an activist, speaker and founder of Together Rising, a non-profit organization that has raised over seven million dollars for women, families and children in crisis. Glennon is also the creator of Momastery, an online community where millions of readers meet each week to experience her shameless and hilarious essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, mental health, addiction, recovery and connection.
Glennon is a columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine, and was named among OWN Network’s SuperSoul100 inaugural group – as one of 100 “awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity,” as well as one as of Family Circle’s 20 Most Influential Moms of 2017. Glennon and her philanthropic work have been featured on The TODAY Show, The Talk, The OWN Network, Chelsea, Dr. Oz and in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Forbes, Glamour, Parents Magazine, Newsweek, and Woman’s Day, among other television and print outlets. She lives in Florida with her family.
For more information on Glennon, please visit www.momastery.com.”
My thoughts on it
Glennon’s straightforward writing allows me to take down my guards that I didn’t realize were raised. It forces me to look at my reality straight in the eye, breathe deep, and say it’s okay to be totally screwed up. Her transparency makes me comfortable with the hundreds of mistakes while at the same time celebrating the few good decisions and choices I have made.
Living out loud the way Glennon chooses to do is hard, as she repeatedly notes throughout her essays, but anything that is hard has some sort of satisfaction, doesn’t it? Yeah, I’m not the perfect mom despite what Facebook and Instagram and my blog displays. Life is “brutiful” and even the ugly moments have a part to play whether we can see it right now or later or never.
I won’t be putting my life out there upon introduction to a potential new friend as she does, but omitting the messy parts to leave the image of a perfect life isn’t my choice either. All of us are suffering in one way or another even if it’s not out there for the world to see. The rich people have issues just as the poor people do just in a different form and displayed in various interpretative dances we call living life.
Buy Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton on Amazon.
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