Why Did I Listen To Carry On Warrior by Glennon Doyle?
Carry On Warrior: Thoughts On Life Unarmed is the first memoir written by activist and blogger Glennon Doyle. I had previously read it but decided that I wanted to re-read it as I love Glennon and am always wanting to learn more from her and the way that she views and interprets life. So, I put a hold on Carry On Warrior using Libby, and (im)patiently waited for the opportunity to listen to it.
What’s The Story Here?
Carry On Warrior reads like a grouping of individual blog posts that revolve around Glennon, her family, and her thoughts/feelings/ideas. She talks about her sobriety, motherhood, marriage, friendship, religion and internal/external struggles. You learn all about her brutiful life and how she has come up with her ideals and how she tries to use them in her every day life.
How Did I Like Carry On Warrior?
I’m a fan of Glennon Doyle or G as she is affectionately known within her circle. Although I’m not even sure if fan is the proper word. I follow her on all of my social media platforms and honestly feel like I learn from her every day. Carry On Warrior is a collection of her thoughts, ideas, and emotions.
As I have followed G over the years, I have seen the way that her life, ideas, and relationships have evolved. Yes, there have been several changes since this book was written – most notably that she is no longer married to Craig but is in a co-parenting relationship with him – and is married to Abby Wambach. However, the core of who she is in at the center of this book. Glennon is messy, real, and brave. She believes in the idea of human connection, authenticity, and hope. She’s hilarious and a true lover of life, learning, and helping other people. And I finished listening to Carry On Warrior with a big smile on my face.
How’s The Narration?
Carry On Warrior is narrated by Glennon Doyle and is 8 hours long. For me, her voice is soothing and having her read about her original experiences and thoughts made them feel even more real. The text goes by quickly and is easy to understand. Glennon continues to tell her original stories in her other memoirs Love Warrior, Untamed, and her new podcast We Can Do Hard Things. And I highly recommend that you check them all out – maybe you will find the sense of realness and love and inspiration that I often do.
Rating: 5 Stars
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