The moment little girls start to transform into womanhood, societal norms begin making their influence. Many become conditioned in striving to please others while, at times, leaving themselves disappointed. My latest read, “UNTAMED,” written by Glennon Doyle, speaks directly to Doyle’s experiences, who candidly shares her personal experiences. It’s one memoir-like you’ve never read before as Doyle is authentic as they come. I flew through this book, which only indicates this was one engaging read. I just couldn’t put it down.
Doyle speaks about how she finally discovered herself and how nearly her entire life she survived solely by asking others’ permission, how she quit being good so she can be free. Once married, to a man with the ideal perfect Christian family to outsiders, Doyle discovered she was starting to be attracted to women. Her feelings confirmed when at a speaking conference, and instantly fell in love with a woman across the room. As the words: there she is, raced through her mind. Doyle then took courageous steps as the world witness her honestly, and she began living in her “knowing.” Despite any backlash from the church she encountered by coming out and leaving her marriage, Doyle had finally reached a place of happiness. This book gives insight to a woman’s growth as she shares what situations in her life resulted in her being a caged cheetah.
It lives up to its hype. I truly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it. It’s structured differently. The book divided into three different sections, and some chapters only being a page long. It’s written like a diary as there are shared experiences that feel like the thoughts could have come from sticky notes upon remembering. Doyle is authentic, intelligent, and genuinely one of a kind. Her lessons are relatable as her actions give courage. The read was addicting with the short chapters as I was left wanting more—an excellent read for anyone no matter where they stand in life.