Untamed
In her most revealing and powerful book yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and author of the bestselling sensations Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us. “Untamed will liberate women—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I believe Glennon was born to write this book, just this way, at just this moment in history. It is phenomenal.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love This is how you find yourself.There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives, relationships, and world, and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful. We hide our simmering discontent—even from ourselves. Until we reach our boiling point.Four years ago, Glennon Doyle—bestselling Oprah-endorsed author, renowned activist and humanitarian, wife and mother of three—was speaking at a conference when a woman entered the room. Glennon looked at her 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. Soon she realized that they came to her from within.Glennon was finally hearing her own voice—the voice that had been silenced by decades of cultural conditioning, numbing addictions, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl Glennon had been before the world told her who to be. She vowed to never again abandon herself. She decided to build a life of her own—one based on her individual desire, intuition, and imagination. She would reclaim her true, untamed self.Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both a memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It offers a piercing, electrifying examination of the restrictive expectations women are issued from birth; shows how hustling to meet those expectations leaves women feeling dissatisfied and lost; and reveals that when we quit abandoning ourselves and instead abandon the world’s expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at ourselves and recognize: There She Is.Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.

Untamed Details

TitleUntamed
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 10th, 2020
PublisherThe Dial Press
ISBN-139781984801258
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Self Help, Audiobook, LGBT, Biography, Feminism, Biography Memoir, Womens, Writing, Essays

Untamed Review

  • Glennon
    January 1, 1970
    This is a sacred day to me. The most important thing Ive ever writtenmy new book UNTAMEDis available for the first time TODAY.Im often asked why I dont publish books more often. My answer is this: I never write a new book until Ive become a new woman. Over the past few years, I became a new woman. UNTAMED tells that story.At an event for LOVE WARRIOR, a woman walked into the room and the moment I saw her, three words filled my entire being: There She Is. I knew, from my roots, that she was my This is a sacred day to me. The most important thing I’ve ever written–my new book UNTAMED–is available for the first time TODAY.I’m often asked why I don’t publish books more often. My answer is this: I never write a new book until I’ve become a new woman. Over the past few years, I became a new woman. UNTAMED tells that story.At an event for LOVE WARRIOR, a woman walked into the room and the moment I saw her, three words filled my entire being: There She Is. I knew, from my roots, that she was my person. To honor that knowing–to honor myself–I dismantled and rebuilt my entire life. Loving Abby and creating a life with her was the first decision I ever made not as a good girl, but as a free woman.UNTAMED is my deeply personal story of discovering, fighting for, and claiming the great love of my life. But this book is not about finding your Abby. It is about finding yourself.UNTAMED is about how we got caged by the world’s expectations of us, and how we break free. It is about how to reclaim yourself, love yourself, trust yourself and abandon others’ expectations so you can stop abandoning yourself.It’s the story of how I learned, through my relationship with Tish, that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows her children how to bravely live. It’s about how I stopped being a martyr and started being a model.It’s the story of how I learned–through my divorce and blending my family–that a “broken family” is one in which any member has to break herself to fit in. And a whole family is one in which each member has the freedom to bring her entire self to the family table: to remain whole and still belong.It’s the story of how I learned to set boundaries, make peace with my body, channel my anxiety, and honor my anger. It’s about how I finally discovered the big deal about sex.It’s about how–when we stop pleasing and start living–we become women who can finally look at ourselves dead in the eyes and say: There She Is.Today I am asking you to pre-order UNTAMED. Even if you usually wait until a book hits the library, or buy it the week it’s out, please consider ordering today.It matters to me and to other authors that you vote for our art by buying it as soon as you can. It signals that there are people who believe in our work, which allows us to keep making it. The UNTAMED team is a handful of fierce, dedicated women. We have been working for two years in preparation for today. Your pre-order today means more than I can tell you.Here’s another reason to order today. We are doing a special signed print run of UNTAMED that includes a beautiful page with the cover art and the vital question: What Would You Do If You Trusted Yourself?I am going to sign every copy of this limited printing. Think of your people who are going through the thick – in other words, all of your people – and consider gifting them, and yourself, a special signed copy of UNTAMED. Once this first printing is gone, there won’t be any more. We don’t know if the quantity will last two hours or two weeks, so please order for yourself and your people today. Signed copies are available through independent bookstores, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million HERE.In the coming weeks, as I sign each book in the limited print run, I will be sending my love and a personal blessing to each of you. I don’t know if that woo-woo stuff works but it makes me so happy and thankful that each of these books will go from my couch to yours, my hands to yours, my heart to yours.When I finished writing, I sent UNTAMED to Liz Gilbert. She read it and wrote to me: “This book will liberate women—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I believe you were born to write this book.” It’s true. I finally freed myself enough to be able to say what I’ve been desperate to say for my entire life.My dream is that–since freedom, joy, and peace are contagious–they will leap off each page of UNTAMED and into your hearts until each of us is free to live as the people we were born to be before the world told us who to be.I LOVE YOU. I LOVE US.G
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  • Glennon Doyle
    January 1, 1970
    This is a sacred day to me. The most important thing Ive ever writtenmy new book UNTAMEDis available for the first time TODAY.Im often asked why I dont publish books more often. My answer is this: I never write a new book until Ive become a new woman. Over the past few years, I became a new woman. UNTAMED tells that story.At an event for LOVE WARRIOR, a woman walked into the room and the moment I saw her, three words filled my entire being: There She Is. I knew, from my roots, that she was my This is a sacred day to me. The most important thing I’ve ever written–my new book UNTAMED–is available for the first time TODAY.I’m often asked why I don’t publish books more often. My answer is this: I never write a new book until I’ve become a new woman. Over the past few years, I became a new woman. UNTAMED tells that story.At an event for LOVE WARRIOR, a woman walked into the room and the moment I saw her, three words filled my entire being: There She Is. I knew, from my roots, that she was my person. To honor that knowing–to honor myself–I dismantled and rebuilt my entire life. Loving Abby and creating a life with her was the first decision I ever made not as a good girl, but as a free woman.UNTAMED is my deeply personal story of discovering, fighting for, and claiming the great love of my life. But this book is not about finding your Abby. It is about finding yourself.UNTAMED is about how we got caged by the world’s expectations of us, and how we break free. It is about how to reclaim yourself, love yourself, trust yourself and abandon others’ expectations so you can stop abandoning yourself.It’s the story of how I learned, through my relationship with Tish, that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows her children how to bravely live. It’s about how I stopped being a martyr and started being a model.It’s the story of how I learned–through my divorce and blending my family–that a “broken family” is one in which any member has to break herself to fit in. And a whole family is one in which each member has the freedom to bring her entire self to the family table: to remain whole and still belong.It’s the story of how I learned to set boundaries, make peace with my body, channel my anxiety, and honor my anger. It’s about how I finally discovered the big deal about sex.It’s about how–when we stop pleasing and start living–we become women who can finally look at ourselves dead in the eyes and say: There She Is.Today I am asking you to pre-order UNTAMED. Even if you usually wait until a book hits the library, or buy it the week it’s out, please consider ordering today.It matters to me and to other authors that you vote for our art by buying it as soon as you can. It signals that there are people who believe in our work, which allows us to keep making it. The UNTAMED team is a handful of fierce, dedicated women. We have been working for two years in preparation for today. Your pre-order today means more than I can tell you.Here’s another reason to order today. We are doing a special signed print run of UNTAMED that includes a beautiful page with the cover art and the vital question: What Would You Do If You Trusted Yourself?I am going to sign every copy of this limited printing. Think of your people who are going through the thick – in other words, all of your people – and consider gifting them, and yourself, a special signed copy of UNTAMED. Once this first printing is gone, there won’t be any more. We don’t know if the quantity will last two hours or two weeks, so please order for yourself and your people today. Signed copies are available through independent bookstores, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million HERE.In the coming weeks, as I sign each book in the limited print run, I will be sending my love and a personal blessing to each of you. I don’t know if that woo-woo stuff works but it makes me so happy and thankful that each of these books will go from my couch to yours, my hands to yours, my heart to yours.When I finished writing, I sent UNTAMED to Liz Gilbert. She read it and wrote to me: “This book will liberate women—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I believe you were born to write this book.” It’s true. I finally freed myself enough to be able to say what I’ve been desperate to say for my entire life.My dream is that–since freedom, joy, and peace are contagious–they will leap off each page of UNTAMED and into your hearts until each of us is free to live as the people we were born to be before the world told us who to be.I LOVE YOU. I LOVE US.G
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  • Kara Belden
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC of this from Penguin Random House in exchange for my honest review, so here it is: I know that we're only in the beginning of March, but this will be my favorite book of 2020. I adore Glennon Doyle. I feel like we are soul sisters. I dig her. She gets me. I know, though, that I am not alone in these feelings. I'm sure thousands and thousands of readers feel this way while reading her writing. Brene Brown is quoted as saying, "Glennon Doyle is church." I wonder how Glennon feels I received an ARC of this from Penguin Random House in exchange for my honest review, so here it is: I know that we're only in the beginning of March, but this will be my favorite book of 2020. I adore Glennon Doyle. I feel like we are soul sisters. I dig her. She gets me. I know, though, that I am not alone in these feelings. I'm sure thousands and thousands of readers feel this way while reading her writing. Brene Brown is quoted as saying, "Glennon Doyle is church." I wonder how Glennon feels about this comment. I'm not positive that she loves it, but the metaphor isn't lost on me. I know exactly what Brown is saying -- that Glennon is intuition, wisdom, Knowing. Each chapter of Untamed is like a micro-sermon, and if Glennon opened a church, I'd actually go to it. Glennon tackles it all in this book. In my favorite chapters, she writes about bravery, bias and privilege, integrity, parenting. Glennon's writing empowers me to do hard things, and her stories show me how to human. Untamed has sort of a slow build, but maybe that's because I've read her other two books and the beginning of Untamed repeated some of what I've already read by her. Momentum builds exponentially in the second half of the book. Also, because of the very short chapters (many just 2-3 pages), if you need a book that you can nibble, this is perfect, but be forewarned, you'll probably want to devour it in one sitting!This book comes out on the 10th. Go ahead and pre-order it. Buy a couple extra copies to give to your best friends. I bet you'll want to. :)
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  • Deanna Bailey
    January 1, 1970
    Since I am African/MexicanAmerican, I have a hard time reading memoirs sometimes especially when it is from the White Woman perspective, however I really enjoyed the story Glennon Doyle wrote. Doyle is able to write about finding and being true to yourself but is able to drop gems of information even though she comes from a place of privilege- which she acknowledges herself. I want to give this book to every person I know to read with the hopes that they take away from it what I did which is Since I am African/MexicanAmerican, I have a hard time reading memoirs sometimes especially when it is from the White Woman perspective, however I really enjoyed the story Glennon Doyle wrote. Doyle is able to write about finding and being true to yourself but is able to drop gems of information even though she comes from a place of privilege- which she acknowledges herself. I want to give this book to every person I know to read with the hopes that they take away from it what I did which is letting down your guard, being who you want to be, and having compassion for the world.
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  • Julie Wright
    January 1, 1970
    I was so excited to be gifted an advanced copy of this book! Im a huge fan of Glennon Doyle and this book was by far my favorite! I really wanted to plow through it quickly but found myself needing to slow down and savor each little nugget of wisdom that she shares! Id find myself laughing out loud then dissolving into tears at how it touched my heart. Most chapters were like savoring a delicious piece of candy... but some chapters were not as sweet and hit at the core of thinking deeper about I was so excited to be gifted an advanced copy of this book! I’m a huge fan of Glennon Doyle and this book was by far my favorite! I really wanted to plow through it quickly but found myself needing to slow down and savor each little nugget of wisdom that she shares! I’d find myself laughing out loud then dissolving into tears at how it touched my heart. Most chapters were like savoring a delicious piece of candy... but some chapters were not as sweet and hit at the core of thinking deeper about difficult issues within the world! That’s what i love about Glennon Doyle... she’s so relatable and you’re nodding along until there’s a sharp turn and I’d find myself pondering a new idea at a much deeper level. I know that some of my more conservative friends might not feel comfortable with a few of her ideas, but I love the diversity and relish in learning about other people and how they view the world. This book was like therapy for me, stretching my mind while validating my own existence. I’m looking forward to listening to the audio of this book when it’s released. It will feel as if I’m having a conversation with a really good friend!
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  • Andrew
    January 1, 1970
    Untamed is a stunning collection of essays on feminism, spirituality, and intersectionality, just to name a few. Doyle is untaming and unlearning western society's expectations of how a person should look and act accordingly, and uncovering the reason (or lack thereof) that we have been conditioned to think this way, the cages we unconsciously live in. The Knowing inside of her guides her away from the boxes of religion and sexuality, and in turn she finds her Self, as well as the truest love Untamed is a stunning collection of essays on feminism, spirituality, and intersectionality, just to name a few. Doyle is untaming and unlearning western society's expectations of how a person should look and act accordingly, and uncovering the reason (or lack thereof) that we have been conditioned to think this way, the cages we unconsciously live in. The Knowing inside of her guides her away from the boxes of religion and sexuality, and in turn she finds her Self, as well as the truest love she's ever experienced. Through her self reflection of our cultural norms, readers will have the concepts to re-evaluate their own views and values on what we expect of ourselves and others. Untamed opens the eyes, the heart, and the soul.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    I guess I was expecting this to be more of a memoir rather than a lecture
  • Lou
    January 1, 1970
    I address this to all the people pleasers out there! Cast off your shackles and liberate yourselves from perpetually doing what others desire you to do, usually with them as the primary beneficiary, and begin doing what YOU want and what feels right for you on a personal level; I know there are many people who struggle when it comes to saying no to other people even when their requests are cheeky, forward or take advantage of a persons good nature. It is high time you took back control and I address this to all the people pleasers out there! Cast off your shackles and liberate yourselves from perpetually doing what others desire you to do, usually with them as the primary beneficiary, and begin doing what YOU want and what feels right for you on a personal level; I know there are many people who struggle when it comes to saying no to other people even when their requests are cheeky, forward or take advantage of a persons good nature. It is high time you took back control and Glennon Doyle will help you on the road to achieving that objective by establishing tactics each one getting you a step closer to your goal(s) on the ladder of liberty. Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living is a niche self-help guide for a very specific group of people. I found it to be accessible, inspiring and packed full of hints and tips to help you on your way to starting living your best life.Books like this can often be dry and tedious making change all the more difficult but this is a completely different kettle of fish and was highly informative but in a way that allowed it to remain fascinating and eminently readable. I feel those looking to change this aspect of their life will have all the tools and motivation to do so after reading Untamed. So take the bull by the horns and start taking back your power from those around you and make the decision to live the rest of your life with YOU in the driving seat rather than being the passenger you have seemingly been up until now. Highly recommended. An empowering, fascinating and incredible work of non-fiction. Many thanks to Vermilion for an ARC.
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    I wanted to like this book and I am sure for most this book is inspirational and empowering. I agree with her core message, I just found the whole book annoying. I cant put my finger on it. I wanted to like this book and I am sure for most this book is inspirational and empowering. I agree with her core message, I just found the whole book annoying. I can’t put my finger on it.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    The majority of this book felt like a message from the universe. There are words, sentences, and entire chapters that felt specifically written for me in this specific moment in time. There are a few short chapters that felt superfluous and couldve been left out. But overall, its Glennons signature brand of honesty, vulnerability, and you can also live this way ness that makes the book. Love her or hate her, you will walk away from this book with your head held a little higher. And you will want The majority of this book felt like a message from the universe. There are words, sentences, and entire chapters that felt specifically written for me in this specific moment in time. There are a few short chapters that felt superfluous and could’ve been left out. But overall, it’s Glennon’s signature brand of honesty, vulnerability, and ‘you can also live this way’ ness that makes the book. Love her or hate her, you will walk away from this book with your head held a little higher. And you will want all of your friends to read it.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    Nov 2019: Oh my goodness! This just popped in my update feed when Glennon herself marked it as read, and now I CANNOT WAIT!!!March 2020 Update: I love Glennon and will always read everything she writes and every interview with her and listen to every podcast . . . Thus some parts of this book felt a little bit repetitive to me. Dont let that stop you though; especially if you are relatively new to her voice. This book is filled with a wonderful message about finding and knowing yourself deeply. Nov 2019: Oh my goodness! This just popped in my update feed when Glennon herself marked it as read, and now I CANNOT WAIT!!!March 2020 Update: I love Glennon and will always read everything she writes and every interview with her and listen to every podcast . . . Thus some parts of this book felt a little bit repetitive to me. Don’t let that stop you though; especially if you are relatively new to her voice. This book is filled with a wonderful message about finding and knowing yourself deeply. And then only being true to yourself, not the world’s expectations of or visions for you. This is a message we all need to hear and embrace wholeheartedly.
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  • Jacquelin
    January 1, 1970
    I finished 'Untamed' tonight. I'll add "For the first time". Because I know I'll read it again & again. Honestly, the only reason it took me 4 days to read, was that I didn't want to be finished! Glennon Doyle, you said so many things I didn't know how to say. Thoughts I knew were swirling around inside, but I didn't have your eloquence to express. Now there's another cheetah on the loose! Exactly what this world needs. Thank you.
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    After receiving an arc copy of Untamed, I was excited to read what appeared to be an empowering and enlightening memoir. Though Glennon Doyle has some wonderful ideas about female empowerment and uncaging yourself, I found her views on Christian theology and gospel offending, if not dangerous. I am genuinely sorry that she feels that she has been wronged by the church, but she should not be presenting her beliefs as if they are an ultimate truth and turning people away from the Church. Also, After receiving an arc copy of Untamed, I was excited to read what appeared to be an empowering and enlightening memoir. Though Glennon Doyle has some wonderful ideas about female empowerment and ‘uncaging’ yourself, I found her views on Christian theology and gospel offending, if not dangerous. I am genuinely sorry that she feels that she has been wronged by the church, but she should not be presenting her beliefs as if they are an ultimate truth and turning people away from the Church. Also, implying that the teachings of the Church are based on the agenda of corrupt politicians (with zero source evidence, might I add) is absolutely absurd. The teachings of the Christian Church are based on the Bible, which is in fact a historical document and not a made up story, as Glennon implies. Glennon clearly has a skewed perspective of Christianity and it saddens me greatly that she has chosen put these false beliefs in the hearts of others. I sincerely hope that Glennon comes back to Jesus and the Church, whose purpose is to love others and God. ❤️
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  • Kelsey Mech
    January 1, 1970
    Like every book Glennon writes, Untamed felt like a conversation between my soul and her soul. It's as if she climbs into my heart space, curls up, puts her hands around my heart and goes "Listen closely. You need to hear this. Also, I love you. You got this." That's what her books always feel like to me. And then at some point, her words start melding with everything I already know to be true so it's like my own inner wise woman is speaking to me as I'm reading and I'm feeling a little stronger Like every book Glennon writes, Untamed felt like a conversation between my soul and her soul. It's as if she climbs into my heart space, curls up, puts her hands around my heart and goes "Listen closely. You need to hear this. Also, I love you. You got this." That's what her books always feel like to me. And then at some point, her words start melding with everything I already know to be true so it's like my own inner wise woman is speaking to me as I'm reading and I'm feeling a little stronger and more sure of myself every page I turn. Untamed was no different. Glennon's words are a soothing balm and a call to power all at once; a step up and a slow down in one breath. And I think that is exactly what we need right now, to both step up and slow down. Untamed is a manifesto for that. It's a manifesto for uncovering ourselves, and boldly proclaiming ourselves to the world, bravely holding our ground regardless of what the broader systems' messages are, and then turning inward to be with ourselves in all our brutal and beautiful wholeness. I have folded over so many pages of this book, eagerly awaiting a moment to return so my soul can sit with Glennon's soul and have a chat once again. And I can walk away a little stronger, my head a little higher; a little more loving, of myself and others; and a little more ready to live untamed.
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  • Erin *Help I’m Reading and I Can’t Get Up*
    January 1, 1970
    Im incredibly thankful to Penguin Radom House for an ARC of this amazing book.When I read Glennons first books, I was overwhelmed with two thoughts:1. What honesty, what bravery, what freshness.2. Girl, youre gay.Hearing the story of her coming out to herself (and the world) and falling in love with herself (and Abby) is everything you hope its going to be and more. But whats even better is the way she invites her readers, subtly and gently, forcefully and unwaveringly, with nothing and I’m incredibly thankful to Penguin Radom House for an ARC of this amazing book.When I read Glennon’s first books, I was overwhelmed with two thoughts:1. What honesty, what bravery, what freshness.2. Girl, you’re gay.Hearing the story of her coming out to herself (and the world) and falling in love with herself (and Abby) is everything you hope it’s going to be and more. But what’s even better is the way she invites her readers, subtly and gently, forcefully and unwaveringly, with nothing and everything at stake, to come and be free in the wide open spaces she has found.I think our fearless leader still has a ways to go on her journey (to be fully herself, to keep building her beautiful family, to save the whole heckin world), and I can’t wait to go on that road with her.5 brutiful stars.
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  • Nadia
    January 1, 1970
    Firstly, the format of the book feels a bit disjointed, as if I was simply reading a bound collection of blog posts rather than a cohesive book. After reading Love Warrior, I was interested in her story of what took place afterwards, how she was able to reconcile her faith and move forward with her life. Readers looking for this will be left wanting and personally, I felt as though instead of reconciling her faith, she has traded it for a brand of moralistic therapeutic deism.Much like Love Firstly, the format of the book feels a bit disjointed, as if I was simply reading a bound collection of blog posts rather than a cohesive book. After reading Love Warrior, I was interested in her story of what took place afterwards, how she was able to reconcile her faith and move forward with her life. Readers looking for this will be left wanting and personally, I felt as though instead of reconciling her faith, she has traded it for a brand of moralistic therapeutic deism.Much like Love Warrior, there are clips and phrases resonate deeply within me in terms of life experience as a wife and a mother, but there are many more parts that make me feel like I am teetering on the edge of a dangerous theology of which the basis is that life is ultimately intended to be lived for oneself; that self-truth is the only thing that matters and that we must sacrifice everything and everyone for whatever we deem to be our truth at any given moment in our lives. Her work should challenge each of us to examine what we truly believe about this life, our marriages, our faith, our relationships and our parenting. After all, that is what good art is intended to do; however, I worry for the scores of women who will simply accept her truth as their own, and proclaim as their anthem that they will, "do whatever the f*ck they want to do" because that is simply what Glennon says is brave and right and true. If anything is to be gleaned from Glennon's writings, it is not that we must choose to abide by her truth, but that we each must choose by which truth we are going to abide.
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  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    So, I just spent the better part of the day driving across the state listening to Glennon share her stories and feeling completely seen. I lost it on the Aches essay, with tears streaming down my face as I batted at my eyes to see the road. If you let it, this book will challenge your perspectives and change some of your own truths...in all the best ways. So, I just spent the better part of the day driving across the state listening to Glennon share her stories and feeling completely seen. I lost it on the “Aches” essay, with tears streaming down my face as I batted at my eyes to see the road. If you let it, this book will challenge your perspectives and change some of your own truths...in all the best ways.
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  • Rebecca Heneghan
    January 1, 1970
    Glennon is a prophet. I want to hand this book to my daughters and tell them to learn these lessons now instead of when you are 40. I love the truth and honesty that she is willing to share. I laughed and I wept. The story of her losing her grandma hit way too close to home. I will keep being untamed in the forefront of my thought process more because I have read this.
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  • Lacie
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoy Glennons style and humor and honesty. Shes real and that makes her essays compelling. Some of her trains of thought are harder for me to board. Personally bothered that so much of what she basis her ideas on are partially digested/explained Scripture. Her mantra, be still and know didnt just come from a greeting card. Her I Am poem at the end of the book is Yahwehs name from the book of Exodus. Its deeply concerning, offensive even, that she seems to so lightly handle the Word of God and I enjoy Glennon’s style and humor and honesty. She’s real and that makes her essays compelling. Some of her trains of thought are harder for me to board. Personally bothered that so much of what she basis her ideas on are partially digested/explained Scripture. Her mantra, “be still and know” didn’t just come from a greeting card. Her “I Am” poem at the end of the book is Yahweh’s name from the book of Exodus. It’s deeply concerning, offensive even, that she seems to so lightly handle the Word of God and co-opt it for her own brand of philosophy.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    The book women need to read at this precise moment in time to hear one clear and overarching message:Trust. Your. Damn. Self. If taken seriously, the message of Untamed will completely upend lives...may it be so.
  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    read and weep. and dog-ear every page. 💓
  • Ruth
    January 1, 1970
    The thing about Glennon Doyle is that she loves Abby Wambach *so much* that it makes you fall in love with her a little bit too. Part memoir, part inspiration/personal growth, I enjoyed this book immensely. Thank you Tina for telling me to read this author!
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  • Maeve Bolin
    January 1, 1970
    In describing the connection and commitment to her readers, Glennon says, "If you want to stay human, read letters. When trying to understand humanity, seek out firsthand accounts." Her book reads like a series of firsthand letters to her community, and many chapters are responses to readers who have reached out to her. I have been following Glennon since her early writings on the Momastery blog, and I appreciate every shared moment of vulnerability and piece of advice from her. Untamed brings In describing the connection and commitment to her readers, Glennon says, "If you want to stay human, read letters. When trying to understand humanity, seek out firsthand accounts." Her book reads like a series of firsthand letters to her community, and many chapters are responses to readers who have reached out to her. I have been following Glennon since her early writings on the Momastery blog, and I appreciate every shared moment of vulnerability and piece of advice from her. Untamed brings together years of her family growth along with an evolving understanding of her mental and emotional health held up against the forces that make all of question ourselves and feel weak. She repeatedly conquers these forces and reminds us that we can too. From blogs through books, Glennon has brought her readers along every journey creating a safety net for all of us, but for herself as well. She speaks to this: "May we all live in communities where every person's truest Self is both held and free.I was particularly challenged by the chapter "Racists" in which Glennon shares her movements into anti-racism. Many white women know that we must respond to the calling to listen, learn, and do better for others, but there is often confusion regarding our role. Glennon compares this journey to her sobriety, stating, "we have fallen into the trap of believing that becoming racially sober is about saying the right thing instead of becoming the right thing." Similar other challenges, she is open to investigating who she is and who she can be for her family and for others. The most endearing part of this book is that we finally get a more complete Glennon and Abby narrative. Their world-changing love for each other has been apparent for several years, and reading about how they came together and grew together is another beautiful gift for her readers. Much of the respect and admiration they have for each other and for the rest of their family members serves as a reminder for each of us to find and nurture what is beautiful and true in our own worlds. I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Erin Henry
    January 1, 1970
    How poetic that this book is my 1000th read and reviewed on goodreads. I loved this book so much. I couldnt put it down, couldnt wait to read it all and yet at the same time did not want it to end. The chapters read like small essays yet interweave larger themes throughout the book. Themes of trusting the image of God in yourself and becoming more fully human. I underlined so much of the book sometimes just circling chapter heads I knew I wanted to reread several times. The author reveals so How poetic that this book is my 1000th read and reviewed on goodreads. I loved this book so much. I couldn’t put it down, couldn’t wait to read it all and yet at the same time did not want it to end. The chapters read like small essays yet interweave larger themes throughout the book. Themes of trusting the image of God in yourself and becoming more fully human. I underlined so much of the book sometimes just circling chapter heads I knew I wanted to reread several times. The author reveals so much of her life and journey of becoming a woman comfortable with herself. It is a brutiful journey. I certainly plan to reread this several times. Go read it!
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  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    January 1, 1970
    Glennon just posted about it on Twitter, so I opened Goodreads to read about it, and then returned to Twitter, there is a link about this book: https://untamedbook.com/ and what it's about, seems like a book for women to rise!
  • Alison
    January 1, 1970
    I have just finished spending a day and bit more in the kitchen cooking and listening. Sometimes crying, sometimes nodding and passing along nuggets to friends as they rise up. I needed this day but I wasnt supposed to be here. I was supposed to be far away today. Somehow God or the universe knew that I would be here and I preordered a signed copy to arrive then downloaded the audible version.Glennon has once again spoken to my soul in a language that not everyone understands. What I knew from I have just finished spending a day and bit more in the kitchen cooking and listening. Sometimes crying, sometimes nodding and passing along nuggets to friends as they rise up. I needed this day but I wasn’t supposed to be here. I was supposed to be far away today. Somehow God or the universe knew that I would be here and I preordered a signed copy to arrive then downloaded the audible version.Glennon has once again spoken to my soul in a language that not everyone understands. What I knew from Love Warrior is that I would probably feel this way and that I would want to go back and see the words after hearing her speak them.Tomorrow I will give a copy to a friend. With the places I think she might gravitate to marked. And for the rest of the day I will just be. Here in my kitchen, walking in our neighborhood, cooking for the new mother down the street and my own beautiful family and just be. Because I Am. Because I have done hard things. Because I have unbecome and taken the road that my heart knew and taken the road when I didn’t know. Because I am a cheetah and part of the Wolfpack.Her words can be a balm for your soul if you let them.
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  • Cecily
    January 1, 1970
    "I would die for you, but not, like, meet you for coffee." I have been listening to Untamed, the latest book by Glennon Doyle the last three days and Im a little chagrined by my earlier position on her. Even though I still dont feel like Im the intended audience for this book, Ive heard a lot of things that resonated with me so strongly that Ive been telling friends about it. There have been hard truths, incredibly romantic (and surprisingly hot) descriptions of her marriage to Abby Wambach, and "I would die for you, but not, like, meet you for coffee." I have been listening to Untamed, the latest book by Glennon Doyle the last three days and I’m a little chagrined by my earlier position on her. Even though I still don’t feel like I’m the intended audience for this book, I’ve heard a lot of things that resonated with me so strongly that I’ve been telling friends about it. There have been hard truths, incredibly romantic (and surprisingly hot) descriptions of her marriage to Abby Wambach, and passages that made me realize that I’m not as strange or alien or freakish as I think I am. But there are also really funny bits like this quote that I am *deeply hurt and offended* by the above quote while also laughing loudly at how true this is of me.Read the book. Listen to the audiobook. Check it out from the library. You might as well because we’re all gonna end up quarantined anyway! 😷
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  • Lisa Taddeo
    January 1, 1970
    Glennon Doyle is the kind of human we look to in these hard times. And this book is the kind of literature we should read. As much as we are staying inside, we should endeavor to look inside, toothe way that she does, the way she encourages others to. A necessary, beautiful book. Glennon Doyle is the kind of human we look to in these hard times. And this book is the kind of literature we should read. As much as we are staying inside, we should endeavor to look inside, too—the way that she does, the way she encourages others to. A necessary, beautiful book.
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  • Maggie (babewithabookandabeer)
    January 1, 1970
    A book that will find you, you, you, most definitely YOU, and already found me, at the perfect time. Lifechanging.
  • Lindsey
    January 1, 1970
    Everyone needs to read this book. Every essay might not be for you, but I know that every human can get something out of this book. This is what everybody needs.
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