"Glennon is...a fantastic writer and speaker -- funny, real, open, passionate, heartfelt, and inspiring. I was inspired both personally and professionally by her presence, her talent, her humility, her message and her vulnerability."--Mike Robbins "Huffington Post, Good News Blog "
"Melton writes about spirituality, faith, creativity, and compassion without once surrendering her hilarious and hard-knocks identity."--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of BIG MAGIC
"In Carry On, Warrior, Glennon Melton's honesty, thoughtfulness, and humor will keep readers racing through the pages--and set them thinking more deeply about their own lives."--Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home
"Glennon embodies all that we want to be and fear we are not: she is authentic, funny, wise, loving, and resilient in the face of extraordinary challenges. But the magic of Carry On, Warrior is that by the time you finish the book, you realize you ARE all those things, and more. It is a book that actually makes you feel that you are loved and cherished. Has a book ever accomplished anything more marvelous than that?"--Vanessa Diffenbaugh, author of The Language of Flowers
"CarryOn, Warrior is a fierce, outrageous and laugh-out-loud book about emergingfrom addiction and living life at full-tilt."--Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food and God
"Funny, honest, and brave, Glennon Melton joins the ranks of Anne Lamott, Sara Miles, and Barbara Brown Taylor by giving her readers a precious gift: permission--permission to doubt, permission to believe, permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth, and permission to do it allimperfectly. Carry On, Warrior takes its place among the best ofspiritual memoirs as the kind of book readers will want to return to again andagain. It reads like a conversation with a close friend, but impacts theheart like an encounter with the divine."--Rachel Held Evans, author of Evolving in Monkey Town and a Year of Biblical Womanhood
"Carry On, Warrior is precisely the kind of book I hope the parents in my congregation will read. Melton is a richly gifted storyteller, and her shamelessness is the best kind, rooted in a refusal to believe that she is anything other than a forgiven and beloved child of God."--Katherine Willis Pershey, associate Pastor First Congregational Church of Western Springs Illinois "Christian Century Magazine "
"Sometimes, someone says exactly what you need to hear right when you need it most. Glennon Doyle Melton is that someone for me. I've been reading her lovely, funny new book, Carry on, Warrior--and when I got to the chapter titled, 'Don't Carpe Diem, ' I knew I'd found a spirit guide."--Ellen Pocost "Westchester Parent Magazine "
"Glennon Melton is a natural storyteller, but it's herradical honesty and compassion which enable this book to speak right to theheart of the reader. Glennon's words change readers. Herstories are hilarious, sad, poignant, but they also push and pull at the wallswe've put up around ourselves. She honors the complexity of our modernlives, tells us it's okay to be human, to ask for help, but also reminds us howgreat it feels to do good in the world. Carry On, Warrior is animportant portrait of contemporary womanhood, one that encourages us to takechances and love big."--Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of Almost Famous Women
Be inspired and empowered by Carry on, Warrior by Glennon Melton.
Here's my hunch: nobody's secure, and nobody feels like she completely belongs. Those insecurities are just job hazards of being human. But some people dance anyway, and those people have more fun. On my deathbed, I'm not gong to wish I had danced like JLo; I'm just going to wish I had danced more.
On Mother's Day, 2002, Glennon Melton was unmarried, addicted to drugs, booze, food and bad love. Her criminal record had grown steadily more muddied in her desperate quest for escapism. But by a strange twist of fate, it was on this day that she discovered she was pregnant. After twenty years of wilful self-destruction, how could Glennon rise to the challenge of looking after the helpless, innocent child growing within her, when she couldn't even look after herself?
This is the inspiring story of Glennon Melton, the mother who, for the love of her child, was determined to change her life forever. Carry on, Warrior is a true woman's book, which touches on the universal themes of friendship, marriage and family in a way that is unique and enlightening.
Glennon Melton lives in the US with her husband Craig, her three beautiful children Chase, Tish and Amma and their two dogs. She has an enormous following for her blog and online community momastery.com, and as a recovering alcoholic and bulimic she views writing as a form of healing. Her charity Monkee See - Monkee Do is dedicated to helping struggling parents to provide a better life for themselves and their children.