Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Book Review - Untamed by Glennon Doyle

 Cover blurb - There is a voice of longing inside each of us. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. 

Untamed by Glennon Doyle is her story of a perfectly decent life as a wife, mother, successful author that just was "off".  Then at a conference, she met a woman - saw her from across the room - and thought...she's the one.  And she was - famous soccer player Abby Wambach. 

This book is not for everyone, depending on your social issue opinions.  Yes, Glennon divorced her husband. Yes, she formed a new blended family. Yes, she loves a woman and married her. 

The key word is LOVE. Another is TRUST. And another is Cheetah.  

Watch a cheetah pace at a zoo. It's ready to break free and run.  That's Glennon Doyle in Untamed - girl power, boy power, human power. Raise kids to think, act, and be themselves. Unite in family strength and conquer all.  (And she joins with her ex-husband in life decisions for their children)

I dog-eared a lot of pages in this book, just because her writing is raw and so good. She acknowledges flaws in her life choices, and questions her skills in raising strong daughters to think and act like concerned humans for this planet.  This might seem too touchy-feely, CA cool, but I felt Untamed came from the heart and has a strong message for everyone questioning their life and choices at times. 

The braver we are, the luckier we get - Glennon Doyle


  1. A good review Joanne and I'm sure a very good book.


    1. it was written from the heart, that's for sure