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- Written by: Glennon Doyle
- Narrated by: Glennon Doyle
- Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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 expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at ourselves and recognize: There she is.
Not what I expected
- By Dini on 2020-03-11
Not what I expected
I will say that I may have a bias because Love Warrior just lit me up from the inside out. It is the benchmark to which I may be comparing Untamed to. I really wanted this to be a continuous flow from the story of her life in Love Warrior to Untamed. I had hoped she would talk more about the dissolution of her marriage, and how she learned to be alone. But she didn't have alone time, she went right from her marriage to her relationship with Abby. Abby is presented as this sort of magical presence in her life that completes her. It kind of feels unfair. It's as though her truth and her ability to be fully alive was only discovered when she laid eyes on Abby.
That's just too sing-songy for me. I yearned for the grit Doyle is known for in her writing. This book did not deliver for me in that department.
There's also a preachy feel to this book, like a blueprint on how to navigate life as a woman, but I don't want advice. I'm here for your story Glennon, I don't want you to tell me how to be, how to exist, how to be still. I don't want you to know it all and have all the answers... I want your fears and doubts and second guesses. I want that real and authentic stuff no one talks about - the stuff that scares me beyond measure.
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