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About the Author
Alan Eisenstock has written extensively for television shows, magazine articles, plays, and advertising copy. After a very successful career he recently began focusing exclusively on prose. His books include In Stitches, written with Dr. Anthony Youn, Cancer on $5 a Day with Robert Schimmel, The Kindergarten Wars, Ten on Sunday, and Sports Talk among many others.
Theresa Larson has been a semiprofessional softball player, award-winning fitness competition contestant, and an appointment to Lieutenant in the Marines, where she led an entire platoon while deployed in Iraq. She is the founder of Movement Rx, a physical therapy center that offers support to wounded warriors and individuals with movement issues. She is a Lululemon ambassador, and works with nonprofits including Team Red White & Blue, LinderKids.org, Resiliency Project, and the National Eating Disorder Association. She lives in San Diego.
"By turns honest and heartbreaking, Larson's book is a celebration of inner strength. It is also a poignant reminder that the mark of a true warrior is not just someone who fights wars but who also knows how to also "ask for help" in times of crisis."--Kirkus Reviews
"Theresa Larson walks us through her journey to get to authenticity. She shows us what it means to be a warrior and anyone will identify with her struggles and learn from her, learn that they too can be resilient, healthy and a true warrior. Bravo Theresa Larson. A must read!"--Eva Selhub, MD, author of Your Health Destiny, stress and mind-body medicine specialist, and former instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate in Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital
"From the pain of losing a loved one to struggles with food and self-esteem, Larson dives deep and looks back to get at the 'why'. Warrior is a story of hope and transformation, of calling on the strength that already lives inside."--Steph Gaudreau, bestselling author of The Performance Paleo Cookbook and The Paleo Athlete
"The book is powerful, inspirational, and underscores how we can all be both strong and vulnerable at the same time. Theresa opens her heart and soul on every page and we closed the book feeling uplifted by her amazing spirit."--Kelly and Juliet Starrett, CEOs, MobilityWOD & SanFrancisco Crossfit, co-founders of StandUPKids.org
"heresa shows that real strength happens when you summon the courage to conquer these addictive and doomed expectations. Theresa's willingness to share her journey makes her a true hero and one of the bravest Marines I know."--Mike Burgener, former Marine, Senior International Weightlifting Coach for the United States, Head Strength Coach for Crossfit
"So many times, we have said and heard 'Suck it up Marine.' This story reminds me to look through strength and beauty, realize a person's struggles, and dedicate time to take care of them."--Alyce Fernebok, former Marine Captain
"Few women are raised in a man's world and serve in war not just as physical equals but superiors in prowess and rank. While Theresa "gets" men, a strength of this compelling memoir is how clearly she understands what women uniquely bring to both the armed services and the planet."--Susan Weinsten, author of The Anarchist's Girlfriend and Paradise Gardens
"Warrior is an interesting and enjoyable read, and the journey Theresa takes us on has elements many can relate to: dealing with loss, the struggle to be perfect, and the pressure to look and act a certain way as a female. I highly recommend Warrior."--Mayim Bialik, actress
"Larson's tale will inspire readers to think more deeply about gender and mental-health issues in civilian and military life."--Booklist