Glennon Doyle Melton has always found life to be quite difficult. When she was 10, she decided to drop out of life and into addiction. She lived there for almost two decades.

    At 26, pregnant and alone, she sat at a recovery meeting with the first honest group of adults she’d ever met. She fell in love with them and their commitment to truth-telling and carrying each other’s stories. She decided to turn her whole world into one huge recovery meeting.

    Glennon got sober and started the online community, Momastery, where she writes about God, sex, parenting, sisterhood, pain and hope, and reaches more than one million people each day. She is the creator and president of Together Rising, a non-profit that has raised over four million dollars for families around the world through its Love Flash Mobs, which has revolutionized online giving. She is the author of the New York Times best-seller, Carry On, Warrior and the forthcoming memoir, Love Warrior.

    Glennon lives with her family and two dogs near the Gulf of Mexico. She still finds life to be pretty brutal—but she has learned to find the beautiful, too. Glennon has come to believe that life is “brutiful.”

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