How this bestselling self-help book changed Adele's life

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Adele credited Untamed, a memoir by American author Glennon Doyle, for changing her outlook on life – calling the book 'ProBloodyFound!!'. Here's why it should be your next book club pick.

Adele might have hit the headlines in recent months for her dramatic weight loss, but it seems the singer has been working hard on taking care of her mental health, too.

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Writing on Instagram, Adele shared with fans how Glennon Doyle's bestselling memoir Untamed helped her to realise that she is "solely responsible" for her own happiness.

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Alongside a picture of the book's cover, Adele wrote to her 38.5 million followers, 'If you’re ready - this book will shake your brain and make your soul scream.I am so ready for myself after reading this book! It’s as if I just flew into my body for the very first time. Whew!'

She continued, 'Anyone who has any kind of capacity to truly let go and give into yourself with any kind of desire to hold on for dear life - Do it. Read it. Live it. Practice it. We are a lot! But we are meant to be a lot! .. “A good life is a hard life!”.'

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So inspired by the book was the singer that she recommended fans read it with 'a highlighter on hand to make notes because you'll want to refer back to it'.

Adele also credited the book with teaching her some valuable life lessons, emotionally writing,'I never knew that I am solely responsible for my own joy, happiness and freedom!! Who knew our own liberation liberates those around us? Cause I didn’t!! I thought we were meant to be stressed and disheveled, confused and selfless like a Disney character! ProBloodyFound!!'

The singer rounded off the post by thanking its author, American writer Glennon Doyle. 'You’rean absolute don Glennon ♥️,'she wrote.

And it would seem Adele isn't the only admirer of the author's inspiring writing – Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon are also among Glennon Doyle fans. So who is the self-help guru credited with changing Adele's outlook?

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Who is Adele's self-help guru Glennon Doyle?

She is an American author and creator of Momastery, a blog documenting her experiences as a stay-at-home parent to three children.

Growing up she struggled with bulimia, addiction, anxiety and depression – all of which experiences have made their way into her rawly honest and moving writing.

She wrote her first book, Carry On, Warrior, when her blog gained popularity for its confessional style. Documenting how she overcame various types of addiction, the book sold 200,000 copies and debuted at number three on the New York Times bestseller list.

However, when Doyle took her book on promotional tour in the US, she discovered that her husband had been unfaithful throughout their marriage.

She detailed how she and her husband repaired their relationship to platonically co-parent their children in her second memoir, Love Warrior; which was subsequently chosen as an Oprah Book Club read.

While promoting the book she met former professional women's soccer player and fellow author Abby Wambach. The pair fell in love and started a new life together. Its this period of change and new beginnings that Doyle documents in her latest bestseller, Untamed.

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What is Untamed about?

Like Glennon Doyle's previous two books, Untamed is an amalgamation of self-help advice and memoir.

'When women learn to please, we forget who we are,' the book's uplifting blurb reads.

'When women lose themselves, the world loses its way. We do not need any more selfless women... A woman who is full of herself knows and trusts herself enough to say and do what must be done, and lets the rest burn. THIS IS HOW YOU FIND YOURSELF.'

It's clear why the book is so beloved among inspiring women. And with so many points of discussion, you might just have to make it your next book club pick.

Happy reading!

Kate McCusker

Kate is a freelance contributor to woman&home, covering everything she loves most: fashion, fiction, and fancy face cream. If she’s not working, she’s probably reading, feeding her online shopping addiction, or judging the taste level of celebrity houses (10/10 for Dakota Johnson, 2/10 for Tan France).

She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2020 with a BA in fashion journalism, and her byline has also appeared in British VogueThe Times, and Marie Claire.