Untamed - Glennon Doyle

Untamed

By Glennon Doyle

  • Release Date: 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,577 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OVER TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD! “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club 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.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine The Washington Post Cosmopolitan Marie ClaireBloomberg Parade • “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

  • I love this book!

    5
    By Geemac96
    I learned a lot from reading this and I recommend anyone who identifies as a woman reads this book 10/10 love love love
  • Second Read even better than my first.

    5
    By HEATHERJ916
    I have read this book again, a year after the first time. It’s even better the second time… Gained wisdom each read. Mesmerizing, inspiring prose, that is witty honest, and very familiar. What she says, I think most of us have felt. Glennon, is able to put it all into words with endearing honesty and freedom..
  • The Best

    5
    By Gypsygyrl101
    The first book that ever truly spoke to my soul. I feel validated, understood, and human. Not broken. I always knew I was a cheetah.
  • Better than I imagined

    5
    By agggg12
    Multiple friends have recommended this book but I was taking my time getting around to reading it. I wish I wouldn’t have waited. Glennon drops some gems that will resonate with me forever. This book is about change, love, growth, and the permission to set yourself free from so many of the burdens of life.
  • A wonderful combination of deep truths & fun

    5
    By Windwalker49
    Every anecdote taught me something about myself - past me, current me, and future me - as well as about society & family. Glennon does not preach. She reveals. And as she reveals what she sees, it helps me to see not only what she sees but also what I see and what I want to see.
  • So many gems!

    5
    By Map my way to fitness!
    I’ve never read a book that I could relate so much to as a woman. Her writing is refreshing and inviting. I’m looking forward to read more from Glennon
  • Untamed

    5
    By PancakePanda2022
    READ THIS BOOK! This book blew my mind. The way Glennon talks in metaphors speaks to me and my brain. I felt understood by her. This book is phenomenal, and I think everyone should read it.
  • Horrid slog

    1
    By Onceafatso
    Horrible, endless, condescending preaching from a rich, privileged white American woman who sees herself as a victim-turned-victorious-fighter against the horrors she suffered (paranoid about staying skinny and pretty, run-of-the-mill addiction to mild drugs and alcohol, or staying in a marriage just for the kids). People have suffered and endured far worse and preach far less.
  • Cheerful but Choppy

    4
    By -Lulu-Review-
    Lovely upbeat book full of insight learned through experience. It did feel like the stories jumped around as it is more of a collection of experiences than a single story. But, very enjoyable to read. Very positive and encouraging.
  • Self help-ish. Cliche. I wanted to like it.

    1
    By Lew1334567
    I can’t.