Untamed is a powerful and inspiring memoir from New York Times bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton about how owning her truth led to finding true love. After years of hiding her pain, Glennon Doyle opens up about the health crisis that nearly killed her—and reveals how she healed herself through radical self-acceptance. In Untamed, she tells the story of falling in love with Christiane Ayotte, discovering their shared devotion to meditation and boot camp workouts (inspired by Diana Nyad), raising three young children together, Tales from Wildstyle parenthood on an organic farm commune; as well as confronting cheating allegations head-on. And finally Glennon discloses long-held secrets: The sadness that drove her toward bulimia in college; the abortion at age twenty that still haunts her today; and the breathtaking experience of giving birth to daughters who mirror each other’s beauty—and strength.
For who is this book for ?
Untamed is for anyone who has ever faced an obstacle and thought, There’s no way through this. It is for believers in the human spirit and its power to overcome any hardship. Ultimately, it is a story about embracing self-love as the foundation of a well-lived life.
- Untamed is an inspiring and powerful memoir that details Glennon Doyle Melton’s journey to self-acceptance.
- The book explores themes of love, loss, healing, and motherhood in a deeply personal way.
- It is written with candor and vulnerability, offering readers a unique glimpse into the author’s life story.
- It is a dense read.
- It does not have a conventional structure.
- Some readers may find Glennon Doyle Melton’s writing style difficult to follow
Learn more about the author
Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Carry On, Warrior; Love Warrior; and Glennon Doyle Melton: Memoirs. The founder of Momastery, an online community that reaches more than a million people each week, she lives in Florida with her wife, Christiane Ayotte, and their three children.
“Untamed is Glennon Doyle Melton’s story of self-acceptance and how that led her to finding true love. This beautifully written memoir takes the reader on a journey from darkness into light, despair into hope, and fear into courage. It is an inspiring read for anyone who has ever felt they were somehow “
“This book is a must-read for every mother, daughter, sister . . .”
“This memoir is full of heart. Glennon Doyle Melton tells her story with raw honesty and provides vulnerable insight into what it means to be human. She writes openly about the challenges she’s faced in life–including an incredibly scary health scare that had her contemplating death–and offers readers hope that we can all find healing through self-acceptance. If you’re looking for a powerful read, pick up a copy of Untamed.”
” Untamed is about a woman who found herself, loved herself unreservedly and then found the love of her life. It is an inspiring story for anyone looking to find their way in this world.”