I just received my copy of Untie the Strong Woman by Dr. Estes...and I can't give a review of the book because I'm just into the first chapters...but I can say this. It's a combination of storytelling and teaching, heart and soul, life lessons from one who has been through the fire, lived, thrived and is is willing to share her experiences. It is far less cerebral than Women who Run with the Wolves and includes quite a bit of Dr. Estes' personal life details. She shares some of her own deeply painful struggles...having difficulties learning, her struggles through school, being a young mother on welfare. She also speaks a bit about the ridicule she faced from academia for the importance she placed on oral storytelling traditions and how she persevered through it all. It's been well over 20 years since she has published a book-although she's always writing and teaching-and I am completely blown away. This book-in essence-is about the Holy Mother, the sacred feminine in all of us. I didn't quite know what to expect when I ordered the book but I know that anything Dr. Estes writes, teaches, talks about...is crazy brilliant. If I were ever in her physical presence-all I would want to do is sit at her feet and listen to her. I love your Dr. E.!!!! Love you!!!!