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Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed | [Glennon Melton]

Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed

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.
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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.

    3 of 3 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    Krista Fairchild Florida 05-26-15
    Krista Fairchild Florida 05-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!!!!"

    What a great story of hope love and change. Thank you glennon for your honesty!!

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    Alice 05-04-15
    Alice 05-04-15 Member Since 2011
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    "So refreshing!"

    Such an incredible, real story! It made me want to be better person. A more faithful daughter of God and a more deliberate mother.

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    Heather Charlotte, NC, United States 05-01-15
    Heather Charlotte, NC, United States 05-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "So honest and true!"

    I love Glennon's voice as a writer. She strips away the mask that so many women put on and gets to the core of what a lot of us feel, but don't dare speak out loud.

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    Jill 04-22-15
    Jill 04-22-15
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    "Great book!"

    Loved it!!!! The contents were so real and applicable to walking with God during the challenges of life. A must read!

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    Dustin Shakopee, MN, USA 04-19-15
    Dustin Shakopee, MN, USA 04-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Life Changing!"

    I feel hope for my own personal story after hearing Glennon's! THANK YOU for your raw and complete honesty!

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    Nicole H 04-18-15
    Nicole H 04-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "So amazing!"

    Glenndon is unbelievable and gives you the freedom and teaches you how to live authentically. I will and would recommend this book to anyone! SO good!!

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    Christine J. Moss Tempe, AZ 04-01-15
    Christine J. Moss Tempe, AZ 04-01-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Lots of inspiration and hope"

    Glennon Doyle's words and voice are captivating and they are her truth--even if our truth is not the same, you still have to admire her. She gives us freedom to try new things, to succeed, fail and to change our mind. More than anything she gives us the courage to embrace what God is or is not doing in our lives with total abandon. The story goes forward and back chronologically, so sometimes this reader could not tell if she had relapsed or just having a flashback. For the first time in my life, namaste has been explained in a way I could understand. Thank you!

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