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In her most revealing and powerful book yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and author of the bestselling sensations 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. 

Untamed will liberate womenemotionally, spiritually, and physically. I believe
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published March 10th 2020 by The Dial Press
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Glennon
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a sacred day to me. The most important thing Ive ever writtenmy new book UNTAMEDis available for the first time TODAY.

Im often asked why I dont publish books more often. My answer is this: I never write a new book until Ive become a new woman. Over the past few years, I became a new woman. UNTAMED tells that story.

At an event for LOVE WARRIOR, a woman walked into the room and the moment I saw her, three words filled my entire being: There She Is. I knew, from my roots, that she was my
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Deanna Bailey
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Since I am African/MexicanAmerican, I have a hard time reading memoirs sometimes especially when it is from the White Woman perspective, however I really enjoyed the story Glennon Doyle wrote. Doyle is able to write about finding and being true to yourself but is able to drop gems of information even though she comes from a place of privilege- which she acknowledges herself. I want to give this book to every person I know to read with the hopes that they take away from it what I did which is ...more
Justin Tate
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love Warrior is one of my all-time favorite memoirs. Ive never read someone be so open and honest about their flaws, so completely vulnerable and exposed to the world. With everything out on the table, she delivers stories that are truly gut-wrenching, inspiring, and ultimately uplifting. I recommend it to 100% of my writer friends who are working on memoirs. Its that good.

Untamed is the follow-up to that book, and a lot has happened since then. Notably, Glennon has divorced her husband and
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Glennon Doyle
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is a sacred day to me. The most important thing Ive ever writtenmy new book UNTAMEDis available for the first time TODAY.

Im often asked why I dont publish books more often. My answer is this: I never write a new book until Ive become a new woman. Over the past few years, I became a new woman. UNTAMED tells that story.

At an event for LOVE WARRIOR, a woman walked into the room and the moment I saw her, three words filled my entire being: There She Is. I knew, from my roots, that she was my
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Lisa
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
I guess I was expecting this to be more of a memoir rather than a lecture
Kelsey Mech
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Like every book Glennon writes, Untamed felt like a conversation between my soul and her soul. It's as if she climbs into my heart space, curls up, puts her hands around my heart and goes "Listen closely. You need to hear this. Also, I love you. You got this." That's what her books always feel like to me. And then at some point, her words start melding with everything I already know to be true so it's like my own inner wise woman is speaking to me as I'm reading and I'm feeling a little stronger ...more
Skyler Autumn
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
2 Stars

Did anyone else find this book to basically be the author patting herself on the back about how she is just nailing life at the moment?

The author should have just made a prologue that read: Listen up masses I have figured it all out because I'm more sensitive than you and thus for just can understand the world better. Also I know what you're thinking will I as a white woman address racism within this memoir? And yes, of course, I have a whole chapter dedicated to it and I think I get
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Kara Belden
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this from Penguin Random House in exchange for my honest review, so here it is:

I know that we're only in the beginning of March, but this will be my favorite book of 2020.

I adore Glennon Doyle. I feel like we are soul sisters. I dig her. She gets me. I know, though, that I am not alone in these feelings. I'm sure thousands and thousands of readers feel this way while reading her writing.

Brene Brown is quoted as saying, "Glennon Doyle is church." I wonder how Glennon feels
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Emma
Mar 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Laura Tremaine
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The book Im writing - the life Im living - will be better because of THIS book. I have always thought that about @glennondoyle, since I started following her after reading the Dont Carpe Diem essay when I was new mother, and then when I inhaled her first memoir Carry On, Warrior.

But with UNTAMED, Glennon is taking her own honesty and her call to vulnerability to a new level. Each time I closed it after reading, I wanted to live my life better, I wanted to choose better, parent better, I wanted
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Andrew
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Untamed is a stunning collection of essays on feminism, spirituality, and intersectionality, just to name a few. Doyle is untaming and unlearning western society's expectations of how a person should look and act accordingly, and uncovering the reason (or lack thereof) that we have been conditioned to think this way, the cages we unconsciously live in. The Knowing inside of her guides her away from the boxes of religion and sexuality, and in turn she finds her Self, as well as the truest love ...more
Julie Wright
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to be gifted an advanced copy of this book! Im a huge fan of Glennon Doyle and this book was by far my favorite! I really wanted to plow through it quickly but found myself needing to slow down and savor each little nugget of wisdom that she shares! Id find myself laughing out loud then dissolving into tears at how it touched my heart. Most chapters were like savoring a delicious piece of candy... but some chapters were not as sweet and hit at the core of thinking deeper about ...more
Laura
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The book women need to read at this precise moment in time to hear one clear and overarching message:

Trust. Your. Damn. Self.

If taken seriously, the message of Untamed will completely upend lives...may it be so.
Kim
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
The majority of this book felt like a message from the universe. There are words, sentences, and entire chapters that felt specifically written for me in this specific moment in time. There are a few short chapters that felt superfluous and couldve been left out. But overall, its Glennons signature brand of honesty, vulnerability, and you can also live this way ness that makes the book. Love her or hate her, you will walk away from this book with your head held a little higher. And you will want ...more
Adrienne King
Mar 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Ive never been so torn on my feelings about a book before. I have loved Glennons two previous books. Ive bought them and given them to family and friends, but this oneIm not so sure.
Before this book I would classify Glennon as a Christian writer of memoirs. Im not sure what I would call her nowand neither is she.
Here is what I can say for sure: Glennon is an incredible writer. She has a gift for arranging words on a page so beautifully that it causes you to hang onto every single word. Without
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Lou
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I address this to all the people pleasers out there! Cast off your shackles and liberate yourselves from perpetually doing what others desire you to do, usually with them as the primary beneficiary, and begin doing what YOU want and what feels right for you on a personal level; I know there are many people who struggle when it comes to saying no to other people even when their requests are cheeky, forward or take advantage of a persons good nature. It is high time you took back control and ...more
Lacie
Mar 13, 2020 rated it liked it
I enjoy Glennons style and humor and honesty. Shes real and that makes her essays compelling.

Some of her trains of thought are harder for me to board. Personally I am bothered that so much of what she bases her ideas on are partially digested/explained Scripture. Her mantra, be still and know didnt just come from a greeting card. Her I Am poem at the end of the book is Yahwehs name from the book of Exodus. Its deeply concerning, offensive even, that she seems to so lightly handle the Word of
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Laurie
Mar 20, 2020 rated it liked it
I really, really admire Glennon Doyle. I've read all of her books. I follow her on social media. Together Rising is one of the very best nonprofit organizations out there.

But this book was not my favorite. I can't quite put my finger on why.

Early on in this book, Glennon recalls previously saying that she was "born a little bit broken" -- but that she no longer calls herself broken or flawed or imperfect. I love that. I love that she is a woman who is increasingly confident and strong, no
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Jennifer
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well, hello book filled with gut wrenching powerful phrases. Listened to the audiobook and found myself replaying lines so I could record them.

A few:

"All of the things that make a woman human are a good girl's dirty secret."

"We keep ourselves shaken up because there are dragins in our center."

"We forgot how to know when we learned how to please. That is why we live hungry."

"They harbor an achey heavy hunch that their lives, relationships, and world were meant to feel more beautiful than they
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Andrea
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: memoirs
So, I just spent the better part of the day driving across the state listening to Glennon share her stories and feeling completely seen. I lost it on the Aches essay, with tears streaming down my face as I batted at my eyes to see the road. If you let it, this book will challenge your perspectives and change some of your own truths...in all the best ways. ...more
Katie
Mar 13, 2020 rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this book and I am sure for most this book is inspirational and empowering. I agree with her core message, I just found the whole book annoying. I cant put my finger on it. ...more
Melissa
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: memoirs
read and weep. and dog-ear every page. 💓
Pocket Watch Purveyor
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
Abysmal, smug and sanctimonious. I'm confident we'll be reading about her next divorce soon.
Rebecca
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nov 2019: Oh my goodness! This just popped in my update feed when Glennon herself marked it as read, and now I CANNOT WAIT!!!

March 2020 Update: I love Glennon and will always read everything she writes and every interview with her and listen to every podcast . . . Thus some parts of this book felt a little bit repetitive to me. Dont let that stop you though; especially if you are relatively new to her voice. This book is filled with a wonderful message about finding and knowing yourself deeply.
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Natalie Park
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
Love, love, love this book!
Jacquelin
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I finished 'Untamed' tonight. I'll add "For the first time". Because I know I'll read it again & again. Honestly, the only reason it took me 4 days to read, was that I didn't want to be finished! Glennon Doyle, you said so many things I didn't know how to say. Thoughts I knew were swirling around inside, but I didn't have your eloquence to express. Now there's another cheetah on the loose! Exactly what this world needs. Thank you.
Erin *Help I’m Reading and I Can’t Get Up*
Im incredibly thankful to Penguin Radom House for an ARC of this amazing book.

When I read Glennons first books, I was overwhelmed with two thoughts:
1. What honesty, what bravery, what freshness.
2. Girl, youre gay.

Hearing the story of her coming out to herself (and the world) and falling in love with herself (and Abby) is everything you hope its going to be and more. But whats even better is the way she invites her readers, subtly and gently, forcefully and unwaveringly, with nothing and
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Nadia
Mar 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Firstly, the format of the book feels a bit disjointed, as if I was simply reading a bound collection of blog posts rather than a cohesive book. After reading Love Warrior, I was interested in her story of what took place afterwards, how she was able to reconcile her faith and move forward with her life. Readers looking for this will be left wanting and personally, I felt as though instead of reconciling her faith, she has traded it for a brand of moralistic therapeutic deism.

Much like Love
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Catherine at The Gilmore Guide to Books
(ALL the stars)

Several weeks ago, I enthused about a novel that I thought was outstanding even though it was DARK (The Road, which I would not recommend reading anytime soon). Now Im back to balance the scales by going full-on evangelical about a book so bright it glows. Untamed is Glennon Doyles journey, extracted and distilled into a nourishing and energizing blend of inspiration, wisdom, humor, and practicality.

I enjoyed Doyles last book, The Love Warrior, but Untamed is on another level. It
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Rebecca Heneghan
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Glennon is a prophet. I want to hand this book to my daughters and tell them to learn these lessons now instead of when you are 40.

I love the truth and honesty that she is willing to share. I laughed and I wept. The story of her losing her grandma hit way too close to home.

I will keep being untamed in the forefront of my thought process more because I have read this.
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Glennon Doyle is the author of UNTAMED, as well as the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir LOVE WARRIOR, which was selected as Oprah's Book Club pick, as well as the New York Times bestselling memoir CARRY ON, WARRIOR. An activist and thought leader, Glennon was named among SuperSoul100s inaugural group of awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity. She is the ...more

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