Book Ish: The Canon Continues

#016: “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle (with guest host, Laura Forehand)

October 6, 2020

Michelle and guest host, Laura Forehand, discuss Untamed by Glennon Doyle. Their conversation explores finding your voice, breaking out of self-limiting beliefs, and more.

From the back cover: "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.

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing 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 the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is.

Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get."

About Laura: "Laura Forehand is a teacher and the co-creator of The Desert Sanctuary podcast. She is married to her husband, Karl, of 32 years and has one dog named Winston. Her three children are grown and are beginning to multiply."

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