Untamed

Untamed

Book - 2020
Average Rating:
Rate this:
9
"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 our lives and recognize: There She Is. Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, The Dial Press,, [2020]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781984801258
1984801252
Characteristics: xvi, 333 pages ; 22 cm

Opinion

From Library Staff

Nonfiction. 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 ... Read More »


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
l
Lesley33
Jul 07, 2020

Wowsers! I enjoyed this book so much! I listened to the book on Audiobook and Glennon Doyle narrates it so it felt so much more personal!
There is a lot of stuff going on in this book but somehow she brings it together just perfectly. I miss this book now that I'm finished with it and so that tells me that it profoundly touched me. I plan on buying this book for my own shelf and reading it at least once a year. That's how good it is!
Glennon hits on many topics that she has struggled with through her life but she helps women to realize that it's OK to be who we are. She teaches that it's ok for a woman not to feel like she has to apologize for being a woman.
I'm definitely recommending to all Women I know!

a
AMWayment
Jun 22, 2020

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. 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. Untamed is both a memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.
Some of my favorite quotes:
You are here to decide if your life, relationships and world are true and beautiful enough for you. And if they are not and you dare to admit they are not, you must decide if you have the guts, the right - perhaps even the duty - to burn to the ground that which is not true and beautiful enough and get started building what is.

t
tellenhunt
Jun 01, 2020

Sofi Tukker

ArapahoeTanya May 14, 2020

I want to buy this for every woman in my life! Such a great book with advice that I will use forever.

STPL_JessH May 08, 2020

Well friends, I don't mind telling you that I absolutely LOVE this book. I admit to being surprised by how inclusive it was and the many ways Doyle confronts her privilege. That is not something we often encounter in memoirs by famous influencers. I was particularly moved during the moments when Doyle writes of the fears she has of reading her work a year from now because she will have learned more. I admire that vulnerability. I respect the desire to constantly improve how we use our privilege.
 Doyle has a lot to say about recovery, family, parenting, faith, and potential. For me, the real gems come in the moments when she writes about how to listen to ourselves. She borrows wisdom from a number of ancient practices and makes them relevant for the busy and uncertain lives we are living in 2020. Doyle writes about how to truly listen to our intuition and let that be our guide. This is quite a departure from the world of external forces like family, faith, ideas of what recovery and success should be. I especially love the bit about islands. I can't wait for you to read that part.
 I could say more, but I would encourage you to open your heart to her work and see what you find.

j
jete2221
Apr 28, 2020

"Life isn't hard because your doing it wrong, life is hard because your doing it right and we can do hard things." I loved this book and read it in only 2 days or so. Wonderfully written, nice short chapters for if your busy. Every woman should read this book at some point. Empowering and helps you find and help support YOU not society.

t
TeaD4
Apr 11, 2020

Highly recommend "Untamed" for girls and women of all ages. We are living in the 21st century and yet we are still limited by the continuously changing societal expectations of women that are meant to keep us quiet, small and - in Doyle's words - tamed. This book reminds us of how these rules have cleverly crept into our lives, starting from when we were born. Her brave stories and realizations take us on a journey of self-reflection of where we've been held back in our own lives and stories. This book inspires us to be the women we were born to be. To be our true, authentic and untamed selves.

debwalker Apr 08, 2020

When "is this all there is?" shifts to "There She Is"......

m
m_112
Apr 01, 2020

Priests are so quick to wave their finger wag Better they do as they say

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SBL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top