Carry On, Warrior: The real truth about being a woman

by Melton Glennon
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Publisher: Penguin UK

Publication Date: July 24, 2013

ISBN: 9780718177362

Binding: Paperback

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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?

Carry On, Warrior is the inspiring and empowering story of a mother who, for the love of her child, was determined to change her life forever. This 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.

'In Carry On, Warrior, Glennon Melton's honesty, thoughtfulness, and humour 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 marvellous than that?' Vanessa Diffenbaugh, author of The Language of Flowers