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 expectationsof 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"--
Publisher: New York : The Dial Press, ©2020.
ISBN: 9781984801258
1984801252
Characteristics: xvi, 333 pages ;,22 cm.

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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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jete2221
Apr 28, 2020

"Life isn't hard because your doing it wrong, life is hard because your doing it right and we can do hard things." I loved this book and read it in only 2 days or so. Wonderfully written, nice short chapters for if your busy. Every woman should read this book at some point. Empowering and helps you find and help support YOU not society.

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TeaD4
Apr 11, 2020

Highly recommend "Untamed" for girls and women of all ages. We are living in the 21st century and yet we are still limited by the continuously changing societal expectations of women that are meant to keep us quiet, small and - in Doyle's words - tamed. This book reminds us of how these rules have cleverly crept into our lives, starting from when we were born. Her brave stories and realizations take us on a journey of self-reflection of where we've been held back in our own lives and stories. This book inspires us to be the women we were born to be. To be our true, authentic and untamed selves.

debwalker Apr 08, 2020

When "is this all there is?" shifts to "There She Is"......

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m_112
Apr 01, 2020

Priests are so quick to wave their finger wag Better they do as they say

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