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InstaReview: Untamed by Glennon Doyle

"You are allowed to take up space on this earth with your feelings, your ideas, your body. You do not need to shrink. You do not need to hide any part of yourself, ever."

Untamed is part memoir and part soapbox on what it means to be a woman, mother, and enlightened individual living their truth. Glennon Doyle describes life before her first child (alcohol, drugs, bulimia, and generally suppressing her innate desires to be with a woman) and after (hard-working mother of three, unfaithful husband, and an electric connection with Abby). Intertwined through her narrative is her relationship with the “Knowing” - a ✨feeling✨that lives deep inside her and guides her decision making. In our opinion, this book had no clear aim, but rather meandered from topic to topic with no delineation in time line. It’s almost as if she took pages from a diary and slapped a chapter heading on it. There was an entire chapter (read: paragraph) about the interaction between Alicia Keys and Adam Levine. The most interesting sections of the memoir were about her and Abby’s developing relationship, but it was overshadowed by the preachy context of everything else. We get it, you’ve figured out the “Knowing” and the secret to life. Okay okay, too far? We know this is a best seller, but we give it 3 stars - ⭐️⭐️⭐️.


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