Eat Cake. Be Brave.

Version: Unabridged
Author: Melissa Radke
Narrator: Melissa Radke
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Self Development, Essays & Memoirs
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Published In: July 2018
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 30 minutes
Tell Your Friends:


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.)

Reviews (5)

Written by Anonymous on June 22nd, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved it!!

Written by Kelly T. on March 24th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love this book! Great read! Melissa has a wonderful way with works that go right to your funny bone, heart and your soul! Thank you Melissa!

Written by Hope W. on March 5th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love this book!


Written by Anonymous on March 1st, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love it!! Can't wait to read it again and share it with all my friends.

Written by Anonymous on February 27th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love it! Melissa is so encouraging. Like having a personal best friend that tells you all the truths!

Author Details

Author Details

Radke, Melissa

Melissa Radke is a public speaker, writer, entertainer, blogger, vlogger, and the Worship Leader and Creative Director at Timber Creek Church. In her spare time, she blogs about parenting and writes a column for the local paper. She lives in Lufkin, Texas, with her husband, David, and their two children.