Eat Cake. Be Brave. - Melissa Radke

Eat Cake. Be Brave.

By Melissa Radke

  • Release Date: 2018-07-17
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
From 34 Ratings


From the star of USA reality show The Radkes and creator of the viral "Red Ribbon Week" video, this is a hilarious and inspiring story of finding self-confidence in a world of naysayers.

My name is Melissa Radke, and there is a very real chance you have no idea who I am or why I wrote a book. But admit it, you're curious!

Even though millions of people seem to like watching my videos bemoaning the trials of parenting, marriage, French braiding, faith, and living life as an anti-aging female, you may still be wondering who let me write a book.

I mean, books are written by people who have been interviewed by Gayle King and say things like, "You see, Gayle, I was having a root canal and I literally died in the chair. I saw heaven. Also, when I came back to earth I could speak Mandarin."

Yeah, that didn't happen to me. No Mandarin. Though I have been known to break out in song! (My voice was once described as a "ray of light in a dark world" . . . but I think my dad was being a little dramatic.) Although if Gayle King were to ever ask me I would tell her: "I wrote this book between taking my kids to the local pool and picking out flip-flops at Old Navy, and the only metaphysical moment I experienced came right after I looked directly into one of those mirrors with 10x magnification."

I wrote this book because when I turned 41 I made a decision to be brave. To live brave -bolder and freer. You see, I thought our lives were supposed to change when we turned 40...but mine didn't. Yet every piece of it changed when I turned 41; when I set out to prove that it wasn't too late for me, that careless words wouldn't stunt me and rejection would not stop me. And maybe, just maybe, it will take you reading about the journey I took to finding my sense of self-worth in order for you to rightfully believe in yours. This book is about how all the years of my life led up to the one that changed it. So, cut a big slice and raise a fork...

Here's to bravery.
Here's to courage.
Here's to cake.
(And not the crappy kind, like carrot.)


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    By Kkatr
    This book is real. Not in a Real Housewife kind of way but real in that you feel what she is feeling. I laughed so hard I cried. And then there were the moments she really made me cry. Melissa is the kind of woman you would want for a bestie. She’s laughable and lovable and just plain honest y’all. But it. Read it. Enjoy.
  • Wonderful read!

    By Shanooshoez456
    I preordered this book weeks ago. I got it on my phone last night at bedtime. I work 7:30-4 and still finished it today. It was a very good read. Pretty funny and emotional if you follow Melissa you feel as if you know her and know her pain and her joy. 💕
  • Empowering read!!!

    By M Mettlen
    I absolutely love to read. Some books it takes me a little bit to get into them but not this book by Melissa Radke. I could not put it down. It was so empowering and it made me feel like she was talking to me. It was so raw and you could just almost feel the vulnerability that she encompassed in every chapter. I laughed and cried and was angry and then laughed again. I cheered her on in my head. This is a must read for anyone who feels like they are not enough. It will help you learn to see yourself like God sees you and not what others say about you. She knocked it out of the park on this one my friends! This is a must read. Go get it!!!