Glennon Doyle

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Glennon Doyle
Born (1976-03-20) March 20, 1976 (age 45)
Other namesGlennon Doyle Melton
Alma materJames Madison University
  • Author
  • public speaker
  • Craig Melton
    (m. 2004; div. 2016)
  • (m. 2017)
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Glennon Doyle (born March 20, 1976), previously known as Glennon Doyle Melton, is an American author and activist known for her #1 New York Times bestsellers Untamed and Love Warrior and bestseller Carry On, Warrior.[1][2] Doyle is also the creator of the online community Momastery,[3] and is the founder and president of Together Rising,[4] an all-women-led nonprofit organization supporting women, families, and children in crisis.[5][1]

Early life and education[edit]

Doyle was born in Burke, Virginia, and was raised with one sister, Amanda Doyle. Glennon Doyle writes and speaks frequently about early struggles with bulimia and addiction. In her 2013 TEDx talk "Lessons from the Mental Hospital,"[6] she discusses time spent in a mental hospital when she was a teen. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at James Madison University in 1998. During her college years, Doyle was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, Delta Rho chapter. Following graduation, she became a teacher in Northern Virginia.


In 2009, Doyle began writing online with her blog Momastery.


In 2013, Doyle's memoir Carry On, Warrior was published based on some of her most popular blog posts

In 2016, a follow-up memoir, Love Warrior was released.

A third memoir, Untamed, was published in 2020. Singer, Adele, is a fan of the book, publicly stating on her Instagram that "This book will shake your brain and make your soul scream."[7]

All three books are best-sellers. Untamed has sold more than two million copies as of February 2021.[8]


A television series based on Untamed is being developed by J. J. Abrams’s production company.[9]

Recognition and awards[edit]

In 2014, Parents magazine named Doyle and Momastery the winner of its award for Best All-Around at Social Media.[10]

In September 2016, Doyle's book Love Warrior was selected to be a part of Oprah's Book Club 2.0.[11]

Doyle appears on Oprah's SuperSoul 100, a collection of 100 awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.[12]

In April 2020, Doyle's book Untamed was selected to be a part of Reese Witherspoon's Reese's Book Club (Hello Sunshine • Book Club).[13][14]

In 2021, Doyle was included in the Fast Company Queer 50 list.[15]


Doyle founded Together Rising, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with an effective date of May 25, 2012.[16] As of December 2020, Together Rising has raised over $25 million for people in need.[17] Together Rising exists to "transform collective heartbreak into effective action." Most of Together Rising’s funds are raised through time-limited crowd-sourced fund-raisers in which contributors are limited to giving a maximum of $25 to meet a particular need.[18] This strategy is designed to build community, to enable people from all income groups to be able to donate ("democratize the giving"), and overcome indecision about how much to give.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Doyle was married to Craig Melton, a former model, from 2002 to 2016;[20] they have three children. Doyle and her family moved from Centreville, Virginia, to Naples, Florida.[21]

Doyle met Abby Wambach on a book tour.[22][23] In November 2016, Doyle announced that she was in a relationship with Wambach;[24] they married on May 14, 2017.[25]

Published works[edit]

  • Doyle, Glennon (2020). Untamed. Dial Press. ISBN 978-1984801258.
  • Doyle, Glennon (2016). Love Warrior. Flatiron Books. ISBN 978-1250075727.
  • Doyle, Glennon (2013). Carry On, Warrior. Scribner. ISBN 978-1451697247. [1]


  1. ^ a b Elisabeth Egan. "A Third Glennon Doyle Memoir? Yes, and Here's Why - The New York Times". Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  2. ^ America, Good Morning. "'Untamed,' a new memoir by Glennon Doyle, helps women find their voice". Good Morning America. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  3. ^ Shellnutt, Kate (February 19, 2017). "A Christian mom blogger announces she's engaged to soccer star Abby Wambach". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "Our Team". Together Rising. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  5. ^ Kantrowitz, Jessica (March 4, 2019). "The Nonprofit Organizations Supporting Family Reunification". Sojourners ( Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  6. ^ Lessons from the Mental Hospital Tedx.
  7. ^ Reilly, Nick (August 20, 2020). "Adele praises self-help book for changing her life: "It will make your soul scream"". NME. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  8. ^ Levy, Ariel. "Glennon Doyle's Honesty Gospel". The New Yorker. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  9. ^ White, Peter (August 6, 2020). "Bad Robot Adapting Glennon Doyle's Memoir 'Untamed' For TV With 'Little Voice' Showrunner Jessie Nelson". Deadline. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  10. ^ " 2014 Social Media Awards". Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  11. ^ Stevens, Heidi (September 6, 2016). "That new Oprah Book Club pick, 'Love Warrior?' It's really good". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "SuperSoul 100: The Complete List". Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  13. ^ "Book Club". Hello Sunshine. Archived from the original on April 11, 2020. Retrieved April 23, 2020 – via
  14. ^ Glennon Doyle (April 1, 2020). "Glennon Doyle Asks Us to "Feel it All" in 'UNTAMED' The author of our April book pick shares what she's learned on her journey to becoming Untamed". Hello Sunshine. Archived from the original on April 11, 2020. Retrieved April 23, 2020 – via
  15. ^ "Announcing Fast Company's second annual Queer 50 list". Fast Company. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  16. ^ "Details about together rising". Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
  17. ^ "Glennon Doyle and Biden Campaign Manager Jen O'Malley Dillon on Politics, Motherhood, and Doing Hard Things". Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  18. ^ "What We're About – Together Rising". Retrieved July 11, 2020.
  19. ^ "Glennon Doyle's untamed life". ABC Radio. June 20, 2020. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
  20. ^ "I need to tell you something". Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  21. ^ McCarthy, Ellen (September 7, 2016). "Her Marriage Was the Jewel in Her Blog Universe. Then She Found Out Her Husband Was Cheating". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  22. ^ "Wambach reflects on tumultuous first post-playing year". Sports Illustrated. Associated Press. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  23. ^ Myers, Marc (March 10, 2020). "Glennon Doyle Knew She Was Different. Abby Wambach Helped Her See It". Retrieved June 18, 2020 – via
  24. ^ Shellnut, Kate (November 14, 2016). "A Christian mom blogger announces she's dating soccer star Abby Wambach". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  25. ^ "Abby Wambach marries Glennon Doyle". Outsports. May 15, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017.

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