Who Is Glennon Doyle, the Author Whose Book Adele Says Changed Her Life?

Adele has undergone a major transformation in the past year. The Grammy winner has divorced her husband, lost weight, and started showing off her curly hair. And she’s crediting a popular self-help book with giving her the encouragement to make major changes in her life. The 32-year-old says reading Glennon Doyle’s Untamed taught her that she is “solely responsible for my own joy, happiness, and freedom.” 

Adele said reading ‘Untamed’ made her brain ‘shake’ and her ‘soul scream’ 


On August 15, the ‘Rumor Has It’ singer took to Instagram to rave about Untamed, a self-help book/memoir that promises to show women “how to be brave.”

“If you’re ready — this book will shake your brain and make your soul scream,” Adele wrote. “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.”

The singer-songwriter advised her followers to “read this book and have a highlighter on hand to make notes because you’ll want to refer back to it trust me.”

She went on to say that the book, which was released in 2020, taught her that “our own liberation liberates those around us” and made her realize she was not “meant to be stressed and disheveled, confused and selfless.”

Who is Glennon Doyle?

Doyle started out as a Christian mommy blogger. Beginning in 2009, she began sharing her stories of marriage and parenting at her site Momastery. That led to her first book, Carry On, Warrior, which was published in 2013. But Doyle’s real breakout moment came in 2016. That’s when she published her second book, a memoir titled Love Warrior that Oprah named one of her book club picks. 

In Love Warrior, Doyle opened up with readers about her experience with bulimia and alcoholism, how becoming a mother forced her to reconsider her relationship with alcohol, and the shock of discovering her husband’s infidelity after more than a decade of marriage. After their marriage broke down, she and her husband committed to repairing the relationship and rediscovering their love for each other. 

Doyle is married to Abby Wambach 


Months after the release of Love Warrior Doyle made a major announcement. She was divorcing her husband and had fallen in love with a woman, soccer player and Olympian Abby Wambach. The two married in May 2017. Fans were thrilled she’d found happiness in a new relationship, as Elle reported. 

Earlier this year, Doyle published Untamed, which includes her reflections on discovering she was in love with Wambach, learning to trust herself, and embracing female empowerment. Like her other books, it quickly became a bestseller.

Doyle can’t believe Adele loves her book

Doyle said she’s thrilled to learn that Adele loved Untamed because she and her wife had a special connection to the singer’s music.

“Adele’s music was the soundtrack of our love story,” Doyle wrote on Instagram. “We sent each other her songs. We emailed lyrics. Abby went to her concert and sent me videos of her singing “our songs” on stage.”

“The universe is wild,” she added. “It is amazing how we can sister each other through life from afar.”

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