'This book will shake your brain and make your soul scream. I am so ready for myself after reading this book!' Adele
'Untamed will liberate women - emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal.' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love
Who were you before the world told you who to be?
Part inspiration, part memoir, Untamed explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and instead dare to listen to and trust in the voice deep inside us. From the beloved New York Times bestselling author, speaker and activist Glennon Doyle.
For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her 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 soon she realised they had come to her from within. This was the voice she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions and social conditioning. Glennon decided to let go of the world's expectations of her and reclaim her true untamed self.
Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanising 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 also the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honour our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts.
Untamed shows us how to be brave. And, as Glennon insists, 'The braver we are, the luckier we get.'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
How’s this for self-examination: “I wasn’t crazy. I was a goddamn cheetah.” That’s blogger and motivational speaker Glennon Doyle, author of the Oprah-endorsed Love Warrior, near the start of this riveting memoir. Doyle’s path to cheetah-hood was anything but easy. With fearless candour, she describes how she overcame a once-happy marriage torpedoed by multiple infidelities, eating disorders and substance abuse. Her memoir also chronicles her gradual acceptance of her attraction to her now-wife, US soccer star Abby Wambach. Doyle’s unadorned, diarylike writing style places us right next to her as she bumps along this roller-coaster ride. Her solution to overcoming all of her obstacles? She stopped letting others (including her church) determine how she lived her life—a simple but challenging philosophy that reverberates throughout Untamed. More than just a revealing memoir, it’s an inspiring read that made us want to tap into our own feral state of mind.
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I honestly have no idea what the fuss is all about for this book. This is the most basic book I have read in years. It’s corny and lacks depth. It’s just someone journaling their feelings about their life and blaming society for their poor choices. So terrible. The one star I gave was for the chapter on accessing God or ones intuition, but even that was so basic. It’s like this was written for a 12 year old...seriously. It really shows what our society has become when this is on a bestsellers list. So disappointing