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  • Published: 12 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473580909
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Untamed

Stop pleasing, start living




Who were you before the world told you who to be? When women learn to please they forget who they are. Part, inspiration, part memoir UNTAMED will help all women dare to live a braver, authentic life. From the #1 NYT bestselling author of LOVE WARRIOR.

Who were you before the world told you who to be? When women learn to please they forget who they are. Part inspiration, part memoir UNTAMED explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and instead dare to listen to and trust in the voice deep inside us. From the beloved New York Times bestselling author, speaker and activist Glennon Doyle.'Untamed will liberate women - emotionally, spiritually and physically. It is phenomenal.' - Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love 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 realised 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 stop abandoning herself and to instead abandon the world’s expectations of her. She stopped being good so she could be free. She stopped pleasing and started living.

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanising 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 also the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honour our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts.

Untamed shows us how to be brave. And, as Glennon insists, 'The braver we are, the luckier we get.'

  • Published: 12 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473580909
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Glennon Doyle

Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior, an Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well as the New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior. An activist, speaker and thought leader, she is also the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organisation that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy, raising over US$20 million for women, families and children in crisis, with a most frequent donation of just US$25. Glennon was named among OWN Network’s SuperSoul 100 inaugural group as one of 100 'awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.' She lives in Florida with her wife and three children.

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Praise for Untamed

Untamed will liberate women - emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal.

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love

Some books shake you by the shoulders while others steal your heart. In Untamed, Glennon does both at the exact same time: Wake up. I love you.

Brené Brown, PhD, author of the NYT #1 bestseller Dare to Lead

This book will give you the courage to change your ways /quit your job / move away / cut *that* person out of your life or [insert any huge scary change]

Emma Gannon, author of The Multi-Hyphen Method

If you’ve ever said yes when your heart screamed no. If you’ve ever felt you were living in a box of someone else’s making. If you’ve ever wondered “what if...?”, Glennon Doyle’s Untamed will answer the questions you didn’t know you’d asked. I can’t stop thinking about it.

Sam Baker, author of The Shift

A brilliant memoir-slash-essay collection about what it means to be a fully realised woman

Elizabeth Day, author of How To Fail

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Celebrating Mother's Day with Glennon Doyle

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day with Glennon Doyle! To purchase a copy of Untamed, please go to this link https://www.penguin.com.au/books/untamed-9781785043352 Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior, an Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well as the New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior. An activist, speaker and thought leader, she is also the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organisation that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy, raising over US$20 million for women, families and children in crisis, with a most frequent donation of just US$25. Glennon was named among OWN Network’s SuperSoul 100 inaugural group as one of 100 'awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.' She lives in Florida with her wife and three children.

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