Eat Cake. Be Brave.

Narrated by: Melissa Radke
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
5 out of 5 stars (818 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

My name is Melissa Radke, and there is a very real chance you have no idea who I am or why I wrote a book. But admit it, you're curious!   

Even though millions of people seem to like watching my videos bemoaning the trials of parenting, marriage, French braiding, faith, and living life as an anti-aging female, you may still be wondering who let me write a book.   

I mean, books are written by people who have been interviewed by Gayle King and say things like, "You see, Gayle, I was having a root canal, and I literally died in the chair. I saw heaven. Also, when I came back to earth I could speak Mandarin."   

Yeah, that didn't happen to me. No Mandarin. Though I have been known to break out in song! (My voice was once described as a "ray of light in a dark world"...but I think my dad was being a little dramatic.) Although if Gayle King were to ever ask me I would tell her, "I wrote this book between taking my kids to the local pool and picking out flip-flops at Old Navy, and the only metaphysical moment I experienced came right after I looked directly into one of those mirrors with 10x magnification."   

I wrote this book because when I turned 41 I made a decision to be brave. To live brave - bolder and freer. You see, I thought our lives were supposed to change when we turned 40...but mine didn't. Yet every piece of it changed when I turned 41, when I set out to prove that it wasn't too late for me, that careless words wouldn't stunt me and rejection would not stop me. And maybe, just maybe, it will take you reading about the journey I took to finding my sense of self-worth in order for you to rightfully believe in yours. This book is about how all the years of my life led up to the one that changed it. So, cut a big slice and raise a fork...  

Here's to bravery. 

Here's to courage. 

Here's to cake. 

(And not the crappy kind, like carrot.)

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Melissa Radke (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Melissa Radke... is a mom who gets it. We first came across Melissa when her 'Red Ribbon Week' video went viral, and we were hooked. Her honest approach to motherhood, paired with her sincerity, compassion, and amazing sense of humor has attracted a dedicated social following and an enthusiastic fan base." (American Greetings Blog)

"Melissa Radke...made me laugh AND totally resonated with me. Even though I know all moms go through this, it's still nice to be reminded that I'm not alone." (For Every Mom Blog)

"There's a reason Melissa Radke boasts more than 100,000 Facebook followers: Her parenting videos are hilarious and relatable." (Us Weekly)

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Fantastic Book!!

I listened to the book in 2 days. It’s fantastic. Melissa is so relatable. She tells a story that anyone can relate to. I love the letter to your daughter... I will be sharing this with mine. You are most certainly brave.

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I never write reviews but.....

This should be a requirement for anyone over 40 still struggling with a sense of self. The story was so well spoken and I resonated with all of it. Now I’m going back to start it again!

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Excellent in all ways!

I enjoyed the entire book so much! There was an amazing balance of depth and humor, and Melissa’s narration was perfection. Highly recommend.

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Amazing

I’m not an expert by all means. So I all I know I that this book is/was Amazing! I loved every bit of it! Thank you for your transparency.

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It was awesome!

I don’t read or listen to many nonfiction books and for the first time ever when I finished it I was disappointed, not because it was bad but because it was so good I wanted there to be more of it. I hope she comes out with another book. Melissa Radke is awesome. ❤️

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Love it!!!!!

Loved the storytelling and narration by the author. Very relatable with a good dose of comedy. I would definitely recommend!

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Wonderful!

Melissa is a great writer and an even better narrator. The only thing I didn't like is when it ended...I could have listened forever. Thank you for this unbelievable book that left me in tears at times and fits of laughter. Absolutely worth every penny and every minute.

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An inspiration

I loved it! Beautifully written with humor and real life intertwined! You won’t be disappointed!

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Why did I wait so long.

Melissa is real. Not only funny but self aware. Kind. But above all. Brave. Bravo on an amazing book. I listed to it in one day. Then listened again the next.

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Wonderful message!<br />

You will laugh, cry, and ponder your own life and what drives you! Melissa is a gem!!!