Untamed

Untamed

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"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
ISBN: 9781984801265 (ebook)
1984801260
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Characteristics: 1 online resource

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In this inspiring memoir, Doyle speaks candidly of escaping addiction and the restricting cultural and religious expectations of her later years. She eventually finds a sense of self and liberation from a life lived to please others.

In this inspiring memoir, Doyle speaks candidly of escaping addiction and the restricting cultural and religious expectations of her later years. She eventually finds a sense of self and liberation from a life lived to please others.


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Readariot
Oct 19, 2020

A book is never a waste of time as long as you can take some positives/learning away from it... so it was worth reading but I wasn’t a fan of this book. Women need to try to stay true to themselves but your entire mantra (especially if you choose to be a parent) can not be self-centred and ego-centric, which seemed to be what Glennon Doyle preached...over and over and over.

JCLKelseyR Oct 02, 2020

This memoir of self-discovery and relentless self-love is one everyone, particularly every woman, should read. Doyle shares her raw and vulnerable story of falling in love unexpectedly as an established adult, and being courageous enough to let that love, and that vision of what her life could be, shape her reality.

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Indoorcamping
Sep 22, 2020

I’m the only one who thinks this book was hard to read? I love Oprah, Reese Witherspoon and all the celebrities who say this is the best book they ever read. But no. The writing is fun and just enough of a depth to feel some connection to the life described, but for me I felt like I was reading one of those not at all sympathetic stories at the back of an old magazine about how I left my cheating spouse.

And I don’t get it. Everything about this book is exactly me. Somehow it felt aged, like from twenty years ago when people excused their behavior because of their star sign and told you you weren’t rich because you didn’t want it badly enough. It’s not that kind of a book, and the author writes like chocolate, but honestly, no. Obviously the author is more successful and better in every way than any of us regular people will ever be but I had to just stop. Sometimes a book isn’t for you.

Maybe another time.

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lilypad_1
Sep 14, 2020

I love this author for her insights into women and human beings, it is okay to be ourselves and open up everything for discussion-and shows us how to do it. I am looking into her non-profit, seems like a great place to start helping others.

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cathy22
Aug 09, 2020

Think I need to buy this book and annotate. There are so many thoughts that are so relevant to my life.

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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!

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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.

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tellenhunt
Jun 01, 2020

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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.

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