Untamed is a powerful memoir by Glennon Doyle, founder of the online community Momastery and an influential voice in the conversation about feminism, spirituality, and mental health. The book tells the story of how she fell madly in love with a woman who represented everything she was not—and then lost her to cancer. Interspersed throughout are stories of Glennon’s childhood; her escape into books that offered refuge from an explosive home life; getting married at nineteen and becoming a teenage mom; developing an eating disorder while trying to cope with postpartum depression; finding herself through running marathons; raising three children while navigating her role as a second-time single parent following divorce; and falling for again—this time unsuccessfully. Ultimately, Untamed is about facing down chaos and discovering what it means to be truly alive. It is about learning to let go, forgiving ourselves and others, embracing our vulnerabilities…and finally unbridling our hearts.
For who is this book for ?
Readers who are interested in learning about the author’s life and journey, particularly her experiences with mental health, relationships, and spirituality.
- Untamed is a powerful memoir that tells the story of Glennon Doyle’s life.
- The book intersperses stories of her childhood and various personal struggles with stories about her later adult life.
- Ultimately, Untamed is about facing down chaos and discovering what it means to be truly alive
- The author discusses her personal life in detail which some readers may not be interested in.
- The book is over 500 pages long.
- Some of the content might be triggering for people who have dealt with or are currently dealing with eating disorders, postpartum depression, and/or cancer
Learn more about the author
Glennon Doyle is the author of Untamed, a powerful memoir about losing her wife to cancer and finding herself in the process. Doyle is also the founder of Momastery, an online community that reaches millions each month, and she has emerged as one of today’s most influential voices on feminism, spirituality, and mental health.
“Untamed is a beautifully written, powerful account of one woman’s life journey. Glennon Doyle shares her vulnerabilities and fears with readers in a way that makes them feel less alone in their own struggles. The stories she tells about her childhood, marriage, divorce, and dating will ring true for many people; the honesty with which she writes about these experiences provides readers with hope that they can move through difficult times and find happiness.”
“Untamed is a beautifully written and deeply affecting account of one woman’s odyssey toward genuine self-acceptance. Glennon Doyle has crafted an eloquent tale of transformation in the face of grief, heartbreak, and love.”
“Untamed is about learning to let go, forgiving ourselves and others, embracing our vulnerabilities…and finally unbridling our hearts.”
“Untamed is raw, honest and beautiful. Glennon Doyle shares her story of loss, love and redemption with courage and vulnerability. This powerful memoir will leave you inspired to live your own authentic life.”