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Untamed

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Glennon Doyle

Narrated By: Glennon Doyle

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: March 2020

Duration: 8 hours 22 minutes

Summary:

#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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  • Alyssa P.

    Reminded me ALOT of Girl, Wash Your Face. A little too..... cutesy for my taste but a “light” read nonetheless. I always enjoy when a book is narrated by its author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Keely D.

    Thank you Glennon, for finding your truth and for reminding all of us that truth exists outside our cages. You are a beautiful soul and I thank the universe for you.

  • LCaldwell

    Eye opening and fantastic! I recommend this for every woman.

  • Kerry L.

    I enjoyed every word of this book. She really made me think. I laughed. I cried. I think everyone should listen to this.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome book of empowerment and sense of self! Getting it for my 20 year old granddaughter !

  • Ana C.

    Didn’t like it, but is about her, so I respect whatever she feels like and it is great for people that may identify with her and finding this book of an impact, not for me.

  • Jennifer M.

    I loved the openness and vulnerability Glennon gave. Regardless of sexuality the possibility of THE MEETING your person. "there she is" had me in awe!!! Thank you for showing us what love is and what a true original family of yours looks like. what is possible is beautiful.

  • Heather B.

    Absolutely loved it.

  • Anonymous

    Too many personal stories. Too political. Agree with another review that it's too "cutesy"

  • Lisa A.

    By far the best book I have read thus far. Insightful, honest and raw. I started listening to it again immediately after I finished, scared I may have already forgotten some of the valuable life lessons that are referenced. Thank you GD for sharing all of your lived experiences.

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