Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Carry On, Warrior

The advice often given to writers is, “Write the book that you want to read.” Well, I feel like I can stop now because I have just read the smartest, funniest and most poignant book about recovery.

The book is called: “Carry On, Warrior—Thoughts on Life Unarmed” by Glennon Doyle Melton.

And maybe this book isn’t even about recovery per se, maybe it’s just a book about how life can change so dramatically and so wonderfully and be both so good and so hard—so very hard –for a woman in recovery.

The best part of this is that Glennon writes in short bursts and sections about all the girl friend stuff: bodies, highlights, babies, sex, clothes, shopping, food and God, fear, pain, infidelity, family and hard forgiveness. This is a girl I want to go have a drink with—a latte, an Italian soda, or a bedtime steamed milk. This is a girl whose story makes me glad I don’t drink, and I’m glad she doesn’t drink any more either.

Really—check this out. It’s funny and smart and very real.

Carry on.

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