On this Derby Day, Mark Perzel talks with Clare Balding, and award-winning sports broadcaster from the BBC who was proclaimed a “national treasure” after her work on the London Olympic Games. She has written her memoir, My Animals and Other Family. She talks about her championship horse trainer father and the hundreds of horses who were literally a part of the family, and as the only girl, how she ranked behind her brother and the horses while growing up.
Her online community is large and passionate. Her essay, Don’t Carpe Diem, was a viral sensation. Glennon Doyle Melton is founder of the online community known as Momastery.com. Her writings have helped her conquer her demons while realizing many other women shared the same fears and contradictions as she. Her new book, Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed, brings together many of her best and favorite essays, along with some new ideas. Our Maryanne Zeleznik speaks to the author, mother and wife, about her life’s journey and what this book means to her.