74 pages 2 hours read

Glennon Doyle (Melton)


Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2020

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“The Yellow Wallpaper”

  • a classic feminist short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • demonstrates the slow disintegration of a woman trapped by a stifling marriage
  • compare and contrast with Doyle’s ideas about The Power of Inner Knowing and Society’s Influence on Gender
  • “The Yellow Wallpaper” on SuperSummary

“Boys and Girls”

  • Alice Munro’s classic feminist short story
  • explores the experience of a girl struggling with gender expectations for women
  • compare and contrast with Doyle’s discussion of Society’s Influence on Gender and the “taming” of girls in childhood
  • “Boys and Girls” on SuperSummary


  • an accessible poem by Richard Jones
  • connects thematically to Cycles of Death and Rebirth

“homage to my hips”

  • a brief but powerful poem by Lucille Clifton
  • Compare and contrast Clifton’s perspective on women’s freedom and Society’s Influence on Gender with Doyle’s.

“Burning Down the House”