Untamed - Glennon Doyle


By Glennon Doyle

  • Release Date: 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 3,212 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Over two million copies sold! “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club 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 ClaireBloomberg 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.


  • Very relatable

    By Dolce Viita Delights
    This book has taken many words out of my mouth. Thought I could never put into words. I felt alone and like the only one with certain thoughts but now I know I know I’m not alone. Reading this made me feel like I’ve known Glennon all my life.
  • Wish I could read this again & again

    By kenzie6293
    Love this book, such a fast read.
  • Remember you’re a GD cheetah.

    By jgvoicefAn
    This is a book women who don’t know what they need need to read. Period. I felt energy and inspiration I haven’t felt in years. Thank you, Glennon.
  • This books has absolutely fallacious theolgo

    By Adryan_077
    This book is universalist and tries to convince you that you are GOD. The inner knowing is demonic in nature. Please avoid this book
  • So perfect, just what I needed to hear

    By xtrnd
    Sooo good! It’s like she knows all the things about me that I do not know about myself. This book is exactly what we need in this world right now. If only the capital patriarchy would read it.
  • Overhyped. Read anything else.

    By zeee3456
    Not sure why this book has been hyped up so much. The first section was decent. But, then it turns very preachy (even though it’s a memoir??). The 5 page brief essay on racism in the third section -to stay relevant- was incredibly insulting.
  • untamed

    By Evbree
    This book is like a long conversation with a good friend: sometimes deeply connecting, sometimes curious, different, disagreeing, but overall very real.
  • Untamed-It’s honest!

    By Yoga princess in Santa Cruz
    I highly recommend.
  • Truth

    By BeFree&Shine
    Plain and simple truth.
  • Glen on knows all

    By LA Kelley
    I did not like this book at all. I really had to force myself to finish the second half. Glenn on is very preachy (not about religion) and comes off like a “know-it-all”. She touches on all the very important social issues of the current times but doesn’t say anything new. It comes off like she’s just wanting to be known as “woke”. She acts like she invented the ideas of meditation, intuition, integrity, and so many more. We all know these thing exist so for her to rename them and claim them as new is strange. While I agree with most of her ideas and opinions, she doesn’t offer any new perspective and her short stories are boring. She seems like she would be a very bossy person. Someone who just stares at you and says “trust me I know” as if you don’t also know. But then she preaches about living life how you know you should. Contradicting. This is perhaps a good book for older generations who are “stuck in their ways” about social issues and family structure. I found it boring.