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Carry On, Warrior Audiobook

Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed

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Publisher's Summary

Anne Lamott meets Elizabeth Gilbert in this inspirational, side-splittingly funny exploration of the power of living with love, forgiveness, and honesty.

Glennon Melton became a sensation when her personal essays started going viral. Giving language to our universal (yet often secret) experiences, her hilarious and poignant observations were read by millions, shared among friends, discussed at water coolers, quoted in The New York Times, and have inspired a social movement.

Melton's mistakes and triumphs, recounted with candor and humor, will encourage you to forgive yourself for your own imperfections and inspire you to make the most of life's gifts. In Carry On, Warrior, Melton shares her journey from reckless college girl hooked on alcohol, drugs, bulimia, and toxic relationships to becoming a sober and devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and teacher. Her stories embody her need to tell and hear the truth, to be sometimes brave and sometimes silent, to say I'm sorry, to trust in something more powerful than herself, and to stop making motherhood, marriage, and friendship harder by pretending they're not hard.

Melton believes that by shedding our weapons and armor, we can stop hiding, competing, striving for the mirage of perfection, and ultimately build a better life in our hearts, homes, and communities. In this one woman trying love herself and others, readers will find a wise and witty friend who will embolden them to cut themselves a break and commit to small acts of love that can have an extraordinary impact.

Like Geneen Roth, Glennon reminds us that the journey is the reward and teaches us how to be our best selves. Like Ann Voskamp, she shows us that even doubt-filled faith changes everything. Carry On, Warrior is powerful, fresh, and life-changing.

©2013 Glennon Doyle Melton (P)2013 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    Molly NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, United States 04-17-13
    Molly NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, United States 04-17-13 Member Since 2012

    Opinionated redhead who uses audiobooks to make L.A. traffic bearable.

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    This book has been overwhelmingly insightful for me. I have placed more bookmarks in this single book than I have in my entire Audible library combined. It is touching, funny at times, sad at times, and overall, it's real in a way that I hadn't anticipated. Listen to this book. Read this book. Some part of it will speak to you. I would also like to note that I am the LEAST religious person on the face of the earth--generally, mentions of god in literature make me cringe, but not in this book. The author talks about her relationship with god in a way that is so open and so far from judgmental that I am entirely comfortable with her frequent references.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Elaina 07-17-13
    Elaina 07-17-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    This book is good, but not great. I just finished 3 audio selections by Brene Brown and they were soooo wonderful, this one (although different) pales. (The best of Brene's was "The Power of Vulnerability" speech, fabulous!) Glennon was an ok narrator, at first I really did not like her voice and thought they should have hired a professional. The emotion in her voice sounds controlled, like she is reading instead of telling a story. I did get used to her narration. Glennon tells some deep stories I think every Mom can relate to - that's what kept me listening and they are good stories. She talks a lot about God. I am a Christian as well, but sometimes I thought it was too much and over the top. The overall theme of the book is to forgive yourself and move on, a good theme. One we all need to be reminded of since we are hardest on ourselves.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Alicia 02-26-16
    Alicia 02-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing!!!!"

    I loved the whole book!!! Glennon made me think, laugh and cry. I can't wait for her next book in August! I'm going to listen to it again now. :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy 11-25-15
    Tracy 11-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This book is all of the things."

    It is delicious and cozy and real and honest. So very relatable. Had me in tears on several occasions. Putting truth and feelings into words. Very powerful. This is one of the only books I've read (listened to) that I can't wait to read again!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah's Mom Chicago IL USA 09-30-15
    Sarah's Mom Chicago IL USA 09-30-15

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    "MUST READ!"

    I think I expected some sort of bubble-gum psychology in this book, but I was really in for a surprise. Glennon is real. She is funny, sad, hopeful, broken, and unbelievably strong. I laughed at times, cried a few times, and laughed a few more - out loud and uncontrollably! I don't want to tease even a single story, but I can say that you won't regret picking this book up. I opted for the audio version, read by Glennon, and I felt like she was right there telling her stories to me. Love, love, love this book.

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    Janine 06-02-13
    Janine 06-02-13

    I love books and audiobooks.

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    If you could sum up Carry On, Warrior in three words, what would they be?

    Read This Book!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Carry On, Warrior?

    When Glennon writes a letter to her son about how she and her husband would deal with his coming out as gay ... if he ever did. The blog and letter was written when her son was 10 and probably not even sure what the future held. The blog Glennon writes speak to our hipocrasy about marriage, being Christian, loving all God's creatures no matter who they decide to love.


    What does Glennon Melton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She dictates her own blog, and it feels like you are spending time with Glennon. It was a real treat.


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    Edna Hernandez Irving, TX United States 08-28-16
    Edna Hernandez Irving, TX United States 08-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "❤ Love ❤"

    Remarkable how often I felt like Glennon was in my head! I laughed out loud and teared up.

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    Nancy 08-26-16
    Nancy 08-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "What a gift!"

    Awesome & Lovely! Thank you Glennon! I especially love the picture of God knitting our lives. Very comforting.

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    Kristen Matlack 08-19-16
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    "YES! to everything Glennon has to say"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! I have already bought copies of this book for friends/family and would recommend the audio version as well because it allows us even greater insight into the author's tone and message through her delivery.


    What other book might you compare Carry On, Warrior to and why?

    Traveling Mercies by Ann Lamont. This is also a collection of essays that discuss her life and her spirituality as a Christian. But this book is more of a direct commentary on the author's life and on life in general - some essays aren't stories at all.


    Have you listened to any of Glennon Doyle Melton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is her only one, thus far.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both - on many occasions. Even on repeated listening, I still have a strong emotional reaction to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a woman, and especially if you are a mother, you NEED to listen to this book. It's a MUST HAVE in your personal library.

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    April 08-04-16
    April 08-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Holy hell that was amazing."

    I loved this book. she spoke right to my heart. I love her vulnerability. brutiful.

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