Author(s): Glennon Doyle
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 realised 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 stop abandoning herself and to instead abandon the world's expectations of her. She stopped being good so she could be free. She stopped pleasing and started living.
Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanising 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 also the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honour our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts.
Untamed shows us how to be brave. And, as Glennon insists, 'The braver we are, the luckier we get.'
This book will shake your brain and make your soul scream. I am so ready for myself after reading this book! * Adele * Some books shake you by the shoulders while others steal your heart. In Untamed, Glennon does both at the exact same time: Wake up. I love you. * Brene Brown, PhD, author of the NYT #1 bestseller Dare to Lead * Remarkable ... Untamed arrived in my lap at exactly the right moment. A time and age where I'm constantly considering my own authenticity and confidence to simply be me. * Fearne Cotton * Untamed will liberate women - emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal. * Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love * What an absolute guru of a woman ... Untamed is a sort of memoir, but unlike any you've ever read before ... Reading it is like receiving an intravenous drip of fist-pumping, adrenalised RIGHTNESS. * Elizabeth Day, author of How To Fail *
Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior, an Oprah's Book Club selection, as well as the New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior. An activist, speaker and thought leader, she is also the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organisation that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy, raising over US$20 million for women, families and children in crisis, with a most frequent donation of just US$25. Glennon was named among OWN Network's SuperSoul 100 inaugural group as one of 100 'awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.' She lives in Florida with her wife and three children.