Untamed - Glennon Doyle

Untamed

By Glennon Doyle

  • Release Date: 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 3,848 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

  • Finding my knowing

    5
    By Babycheeta234
    I have never felt so heard while reading a non fiction book. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone!
  • Oh my…

    3
    By Am book reader
    This one takes herself way too seriously. Haven’t all of us women tried on different personas? Wiggled ourselves into different clothes, hair, makeup, men/women and marriages (if we be so incompatible). I only got through the first couple of chapters, (should have got the preview) so it may have improved. But I’m almost 70, and sure, there are regrets in my younger years. The important thing is not to dwell on them. Become someone you love.
  • .

    5
    By soccer lover777
    Inspiring!
  • Great book

    5
    By demari17
    Really honest and makes you take a deep look at yourself
  • Every woman needs to read this

    5
    By megten79
    I can’t say anymore than that
  • This book 🌟

    5
    By ptech05
    This helped me so much, I’m terrible at reviews but this is a must read if you’re trying to find yourself and hear another persons story. Her story is so true and so worth reading. Brought tears to my eyes.
  • Becoming Untamed

    4
    By EMastro
    I love how relatable this book is! An easy and quick read about everything I’ve ever felt.
  • Love

    5
    By tt reinbow nazrat
    Life changing
  • Untamed

    5
    By Breckyn Turner
    Phenomenal. Breathtaking. Must read!
  • Favorite book of all time

    4
    By idk😑🫤
    This book is just phenomenal! It had made me feel unpowered I highly recommended this for people that need to know if they are worth it or if there looking for a great book!

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