#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.
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If you’ve never been to therapy, you may enjoy this book as a quick start guide. If you find it to hold many answers for you, you may want to enjoy the real and sustaining benefits of psychotherapy yourself. I found it to be repetitive, preachy, and directed to an audience of people like herself (privileged women struggling with self acceptance). I do think it has value for a specific audience in that it covers basic concepts of self acceptance, mindfulness and making intentional choices. 35
Each story was powerful. Deeply appreciate the truth and vulnerability. Love love loved!! 55
Not worth the hype. I enjoyed the parts about her life but that’s about it. 25
I don’t regret reading it but I will not be reading anything else by the author. In my opinion the author has a pretty high opinion of herself and I don’t know if it’s justified. But I can see how others would praise this book. Wasn’t my cup of tea. 25
Disappointing. Don’t waste your money. 15
This makes me want to change my entire life in a wonderful way. 55
everything i’ve ever needed to hear in one book 55
Glennon tells her story in such an authentic way, that I feel relieved to experience someone not afraid to be honest. The honesty of anxiety, cages, self talk, confusion - opens hearts for us to love ourselves and listen to within. 55
This was the first of Glennon’s books that I’ve read and as much as I want to read more, I feel like I’d be going backwards in her magical life. Untamed opened my eyes to all of the dirty pink bunnies that I was chasing. It wasn’t until I finished the book that I decided to let go of these bunnies and be myself. I loved how different the flow of this book was and how easy it was to read. I’d highly suggest this book to anyone searching for clarity or simply searching themselves. 55