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MELISSA RADKE-Eat Cake. Be Brave.
Saturday, July 21st at 6 PM
speaking & signing
Eat Cake. Be Brave.
ABOUT EAT CAKE. BE BRAVE.
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.)
ABOUT MELISSA RADKE
MELISSA RADKE IS A PUBLIC SPEAKER, AUTHOR, VLOGGER, PODCASTER AND ENTERTAINER.
Melissa’s online videos have reached over 59 million people on her Facebook page alone and she has amassed a following of more than 325K across social media. Radke is consistent to say the least. In a little over a year she has created over 77 videos with 100K views or more and 10 videos that have gone viral with over 1 million views. Melissa’s ‘Upside Down French Braid’ video is about to cross the 10 million views threshold and her ‘Red Ribbon’ video has been viewed over 100 million times across multiple websites and media outlets.
Radke hails from East Texas, but she spent over 15 years of her life in Nashville, TN pursuing her dream of singing and performing. Melissa graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Commercial Music Performance and a Minor in Jazz and Blues Music. She spent her time in Nashville as a session singer for both Christian and Country Artists.
Radke is also signed with television production company Red Arrow Industries to bring family-friendly entertainment to our televisions very soon. Her family has recently wrapped the shooting of their T.V. pilot with the series premiere date to be announced in the near future.
Melissa has always been destined for the stage, so for the last several years she has traveled all over the United States bringing laughter and encouragement to civic organizations, hospitals, schools, corporate events, churches and women gatherings.
Melissa has kept a busy schedule appearing on television shows, co-hosting radio shows, interviewing for magazines, newspapers, you name it. She is not strictly a rising star in the U.S. either, with strong followings and media exposure across the world.
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