Micro review: ‘Untamed’ by Glennon Doyle – Times of India

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‘Untamed’ is the new memoir by Glennon Doyle, the author of the bestselling memoir ‘Love Warrior’.

While ‘Love Warrior’ was about how she hit a terrible low and got out of it, this book is about what she’s learnt and how she’s grown since. She divorced her husband and married again, this time she married a woman and she seems to be stronger and steadier. Most of the book is filled with her beliefs along with the anecdotes of what cemented them. It’s called ‘Úntamed’ because she looks into how society has raised women to be and feels it’s in a way that curbs their wild beauty and she explores that wonderfully. She also speaks on how being sensitive is not a weakness but a power and explores that in an empowering way. There is also a lot of honest self-reflection in the book.

If one has read a lot of self help books, feminist books, and self discovery memoirs, this book might not offer much new, just a different perspective. However the book is still worth a read for it’s well written, insightful and thought-provoking. However if one wants to read an inspiring memoir, this is a brilliant book to pick up.

How critics view the book:

“Filled with hopeful messages . . . encourag[ing] women to reject the status quo and follow their intuition . . . This testament to female empowerment and self-love, with an endearing coming-out story at the center, will delight readers.”—
Publishers Weekly

“She is a terrific storyteller. . . . Whether discussing her children or the world outside, challenging conformity, confronting misogyny, or standing up to religious bigotry, her goal as a memoirist (and as a person) is to defy expectations and to help others break out of their cultural cages so that everyone can find their own version of humanity. A bracing jolt of honesty from someone who knows what she wants to say and isn’t afraid to say it.”—
Booklist

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