Discover the journey that led to the No. 1 international bestseller Untamed, from the life-changing guru that every woman needs
'Do it. Read it. Live it. Practice it.' ADELE
'Profound. I can't stop thinking about this book' Brene Brown
Glennon Doyle is the life-changing guru that every woman needs, loved by Adele, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon
'What an absolute guru of a woman' ELIZABETH DAY, author of HOW TO FAIL
'Here's my hunch: nobody's secure, and nobody feels like she completely belongs. Those insecurities are just job hazards of being human. On my deathbed, I'm not going to wish I had danced like JLo; I'm just going to wish I had danced more.'
On Mother's Day, 2002, Glennon Doyle was unmarried, addicted to drugs, booze, food and bad love.
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 Doyle; the mother who, for the love of her child, was determined to change her life forever.
Carry On, Warrior is the life-changing book by Glennon Doyle about the power of the love we hold for our family, and for ourselves.
Praise for Glennon Doyle
'This book will shake your brain and make your soul scream' Adele
'Some books shake you by the shoulders while others steal your heart. Glennon does both at the exact same time' Brené Brown
'Remarkable' Fearne Cotton
'A testament to the power of vulnerability...words that anyone who's ever known pain or shame can relate to' Oprah Winfrey
'This book will change lives, and I am incredibly grateful that it exists' Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of EAT PRAY LOVE
Refreshingly frank, if somewhat gooey entries from a blog (monastery.com) offer advice on parenting and exhaustion to women trying to be tolerant Christians and helpful wives. Raising three kids in the Florida suburbs while wife to a software salesman, and part-time model (with perfect teeth), Melton shares her comments on life's adorable moments, such as letters of encouragement to her grade-school son, Chase, if he is being bullied for presumably being a homosexual, or reminders to herself to "quit chasing happiness long enough to notice it smiling right at ," yet tinged with some excoriating, revelatory, and self-forgiving details that raise the work out of the merely platitudinous. A self-described "recovering everything," that is, former alcoholic, bulimic, smoker, and ongoing shopaholic, Melton reveals some truly desperate moments of her life, such as a premarital pregnancy in 2002 that prompted her to get sober, an early abortion that has allowed her to be more accepting of others' failings, a "twisty, mapless" marriage that has proven ultimately sound and gratifying, a recent diagnosis of Lyme disease, and a six-year attempt to adopt a Guatemalan child that was rejected by the agencies because she and her husband were considered to be "too much of a risk." Writing, or as she calls it "living out loud," is for Melton a bracing therapy to chase away loneliness, learn humility, and banish the fears of revealing the less than flattering sides of herself.