Untamed - Glennon Doyle

Untamed

By Glennon Doyle

  • Release Date: 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 998 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick)

In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment” (People) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us.

Untamed will liberate women—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love


This is how you find yourself.

There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful, hiding our discontent—even from ourselves.

For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her own discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. But she soon realized they had come to her from within. This was her own voice—the one she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions, cultural conditioning, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl she had been before the world told her who to be. Glennon decided to quit abandoning herself and to instead abandon the world’s expectations of her. She quit being good so she could be free. She quit pleasing and started living.

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is.

Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.

Reviews

  • Not a memoir

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    This book was recommended on some site as being a wonderful read. I couldn’t finish it. This was not a memoir and the way she writes and describes everything is not my style at all. Drudging and overly patronizing.
  • Untamed

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    This book is an amazing read that empowers women everywhere. I am grateful my friend Kate Hurlbut recommended this book to me and I will share it with others.
  • Sage

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    A very misguided and shallow book from a disturbed and unbalanced person.
  • Inspiring! Captivating!

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    A must read for everyone out there to truly embrace the WILD nature that lives inside each of us!
  • Glennon is my spirit animal!

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    I had never heard of Glennon Doyle but was eager for a new read and saw it was in Reese’s Book Club, so I decided to give it a try…omg I have never been so happy with a random purchase in all my life! This book immediately spoke to me, in my own language, in a scary way like she could read my thoughts. It is a manifesto on life, love, and the pursuit of happiness and truth. It should be required reading for every single human being who is trying to figure out who they are and need a guiding light. Thank you for sharing your story, it is a true inspiration!
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  • Nice

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    Is this book only for women?
  • Unimpressed

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    This book was not my cup of tea. The flow was choppy and the concepts, while valuable, were often obscured by the stories used to illustrate them.
  • Untamed

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    This book was everything I needed. During this pandemic, we are able to just be more than we have in our lives previously. I would read a chapter and need to stop to write or journal or discuss it with others and sometimes just cry. It’s brilliant and will be on my nightstand for years to come.
  • Incredible

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    This book is simply incredible. It raised a mirror to all of my beliefs, shook my perspective on my life and forced me to examine the authenticity I live my life with. Do yourself a favor and read it, it’s worth it