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Untamed

2020 . Self Help, Spirituality, Non-fiction . Glennon Doyle, Glennon Doyle Melton

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Everyone

About the book

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In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and bestselling author of Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us. 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.

Year:

2020

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ISBN:

1984801252 (ISBN13: 9781984801258)

Reviews

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Rickie Retchin Straarup

1 hour ago

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Great self helper and a must for every female to read! Most women tend to be caretakers putting themselves in the back seat. In this book Glennon makes it clear that we must "to our own selves be true" especially since our children learn through watching us and following the way we live our lives!

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Cailin Cowley

1 month ago

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One of my favorite books ever. Glennon’s writing finds a way to make everyone reading it feel like she’s talking specifically about them.

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Shimona Thevathasan

1 month ago

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I feel incredibly empowered after reading this. Definitely highlighted lots of things to reflect on.

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Clara Zeller

2 months ago

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Great for channeling your inner Oprah.

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Brittni Blouin

3 months ago

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This book really makes you think. Very inspiring!

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New York Times Best Sellers image

3 months ago

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The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.

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Sarah Zobel image

6 months ago

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Det er en virkelig klog og rå bog som er et must for alle piger og kvinder. Den handler om hendes livshistorie og det svære valg det er, at blive forelsket i en kvinde og forlade mand og det ‘normale’ liv. Pointen hvordan vi alle slipper af med det hæmmende, tillærte, uægte i tilværelsen og lever mere frit og kontakt med hvem vi er..

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Hello Sunshine Book Club image

8 months ago

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April ‘20 “This memoir is so packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today, what did we learn as young girls about how to behave or believe, and why we need to free ourselves from a lot of these ideas that don’t work anymore. (Hot tip: Being ‘selfless’ is not the highest goal a woman can achieve!!)” - Reese Witherspoon