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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Over one million copies sold! “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.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • Cosmopolitan • Marie Claire • Bloomberg • Parade • “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.
Raw. True. Beautiful writing. Loved every second of being indulged in this book 🙏🏼🤍
I was nervous I wouldn’t be able to relate to her/ this book because I’m 20 and straight but it was highly recommended by so many people I gave it a try. It was impossible to put down and such a good read. The core of her message is applicable to all women and I’ve been recommending it to every woman in my life. Loved it!!!
Glennon Doyle is a gifted writer. Unfortunately I couldn’t stomach the woke, predictable “i deserve to be happy”, “everything’s about me”, and the “everyones a racist” chapters. For someone who wants to transcend judgement by she certainly casts judgement on others. Her hypocrisy is so sickening, I couldn’t finish the book.
Easy to read, good but wouldn’t read it twice.
Such a good book! I cried so many times because Glennon was able to capture my exact thoughts and feelings in countless situations through her own experiences. It was eye opening, brave and courageous and truly life changing.
Glennon Doyle has helped me sink into my knowing more than I ever have. Her writing is a feast for the mind. She writes with such vivid emotion and logic and clarity. I hope one day I get to write the way she does. With conviction and fearlessness.
Evolution is my word for the season. Glennon’s story of becoming, of “I am”, spoke strongly to me for I have always fought the Knowing and tried to fit in with what was right at that moment. When I was in my 20s, I married knowing he was not a man that I would be able grow with. I walked away when I was ready. When I was 30, I became engaged to the man who impregnated me to keep me around. I walked away when I was ready. Now, I am 42. On my 40th birthday I declared that this decade was for me. Glennon’s story resonates true to that declaration.
This book just topped my all time favorites list. A list which has had the same number 1, for 30 years. Thank you Glennon Doyle, for reminding women everywhere that we are not crazy. We are goddamn Cheetahs.
This was the first book in years I could not finish. The flow was choppy and her tone was incredibly patronizing and whiny. I usually try to finish all books, even those I don’t love or even like but I couldn’t finish this one. Waste of time!
I really enjoyed this book. I felt almost every chapter had a nugget that I could walk around with and ponder. I usually like books that you read from beginning to end that tell a story. I had to adjust to realize that her style of writing isn’t that way and it’s gloriously written in a way only Glennon could tell stories that are so wonderful. Everyone I let borrow it is in love with her heart and wisdom.
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.
Each story was powerful. Deeply appreciate the truth and vulnerability. Love love loved!!
Not worth the hype. I enjoyed the parts about her life but that’s about it.
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.
Disappointing. Don’t waste your money.
This makes me want to change my entire life in a wonderful way.
everything i’ve ever needed to hear in one book
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.
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.
I loved the book, especially its call to come ‘Home’, to return to our true nature, the unlearning of all the conditioning to just be...to just be both held and free, untamed and wild, authentic and alive. To be still and know, and to trust our knowing.
Could have a me as a straight woman. Love the book and admire your beautiful author. Thank you.
This book was recommended on some site as being a wonderful read. I couldn’t finish it. This was not a memoir and the way she writes and describes everything is not my style at all. Drudging and overly patronizing.
This book is an amazing read that empowers women everywhere. I am grateful my friend Kate Hurlbut recommended this book to me and I will share it with others.
A very misguided and shallow book from a disturbed and unbalanced person.
A must read for everyone out there to truly embrace the WILD nature that lives inside each of us!
I had never heard of Glennon Doyle but was eager for a new read and saw it was in Reese’s Book Club, so I decided to give it a try…omg I have never been so happy with a random purchase in all my life! This book immediately spoke to me, in my own language, in a scary way like she could read my thoughts. It is a manifesto on life, love, and the pursuit of happiness and truth. It should be required reading for every single human being who is trying to figure out who they are and need a guiding light. Thank you for sharing your story, it is a true inspiration!
M NB NBC
This book was not my cup of tea. The flow was choppy and the concepts, while valuable, were often obscured by the stories used to illustrate them.
This book was everything I needed. During this pandemic, we are able to just be more than we have in our lives previously. I would read a chapter and need to stop to write or journal or discuss it with others and sometimes just cry. It’s brilliant and will be on my nightstand for years to come.
This book is simply incredible. It raised a mirror to all of my beliefs, shook my perspective on my life and forced me to examine the authenticity I live my life with. Do yourself a favor and read it, it’s worth it
If found this book to be repetitive, self indulgent and irritating. The author makes the same points over and over and could easily have said what she wanted in a single chapter. I consider it a total waste of time.
The stories are imperfectly, perfect.
I am absolutely IN LOVE with how glennon has spoke in this book. It has absolutely changed my thoughts. This book, it’s changed ME . Thank you glennon for writing something so pure, something that everyone should read and for being unapologetically yourself. I’m amazed. I want to reread this book 1,000 times over.
One of the best, most inspiring works I have EVER had the pleasure of reading. Glennon Doyle knows how to say the things, that are swirling in our hearts and minds, needing to be said, when we don’t know quite how to express those feelings! She’s a genius!
Required reading, it will change your life and give you hope.
I didn’t know how much I needed this book until I read it! Raw honesty. Couldn’t put it down! I didn’t want it to end. Definitely made me look at my feelings in a different light.
I love this book. My eyes are glued to the book and it has been a very fun, inspirational, and educational way to spend my quarantine. The book has an amazing message that I think all women but especially young women should read. I’m not someone who reads or who gets lost in books. Ask any of my past English teachers They will back me up on this but this book is an amazing read and I can’t put it down. I have been and will continue to tell everyone how amazing this book is.
One of the best books I’ve read in my life. Thank you.
You’ve done it again, Glennon! I love your honesty and words. I can’t really articulate how to best describe this book. Read it. You will think about yourself and life hopefully new and differently.
Not familiar with the author before this, but found the book to be preachy and self indulgent. No need to spend chapter after chapter telling the world that you do what you want and then justifying it over and over again. One of the very few books that I’ve quit in my life.
Been telling everyone I know to read this book - it’s such a game changer. Raises so many issues Ive thought about but didnt have the words to express. Highly recommend for anyone who wants change but doesnt know how to go about it.
Life changing book. Do yourself a favor and read it now!
I just read the entire book in half a day. I laughed and cried and felt seen. This book helped shed light on wounds I didn’t know I still carried with me. As someone who was raised by a single mother, reading “vows” felt like healing. This is a special work of art. Thank you.
I inhaled this book while traveling, loving every minute. Within the first few pages I was figuring out how many copies I needed to buy and send to other women in my life. Each page was beautifully written, open, honest and touching. I am so grateful that she has put into words ways that I can return to myself, not improving or changing, but returning. Thank you Glennon for reminding us that our mother’s martyrdom is not ours to carry, that we can trust our knowing and return to love. As I approach 30, I am eternally grateful.
While I don’t have experiences with all topics covered in the book nor do I agree wholeheartedly with every word, Untamed is sincerely written and utterly thought provoking. On multiple occasions tears came to my eyes, not because the sentiment was necessarily a sad one, but because I fully understood the words as if, “Yes! That’s exactly what I’ve been trying to express myself. “ As the mother of twin 11 year old girls, I’m particularly taken with the cell phone, memo, and cream cheese anecdotes. my most often used words used to be, Mommy will help or Mommy will do it and now it’s, life is hard, solve your problem. Please write a condensed version of Untamed for teens. In the meantime, I’ll do my best to pass along the messages you’ve carefully laid out.
IMHO a MUST-read for ALL. Thank you for this book Glennon Doyle!
It is difficult to write on such polarizing topics. Glennon respected the process and articulated both sides of story while getting her points across. She provided great advice on how to love and respect ourselves, converse with kids/loved ones, and build community. Thanks Glennon.
Your story is my story. Thank you for your words, your courage, your truth. The world needs to hear this ❤️