Uses the basis of a 12 step program and tries to reinvent it. She uses gratitude, spiritual awakening, etc ( common terms in 12 step programs) rearranges them and makes a "new" 10 step program that excuses addictive behaviors. Sorry honey but I tried your way and I got drunk again. Wish I was still able to return this title and can't.
There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – Emily Dickinson
Sorry, I just wasn't that impressed with Brene Brown. There's nothing wrong with the book per se, but I feel like it's all been written before and in a way that impacted me more powerfully. She definitely did a lot of research, but when it boiled down to making her points, well, as i said, it was nothing new.
I got this book after listening to Brene Brown's wonderful TED talk. There is nothing more in this book than in the talk, except that the talk was 20 minutes long or so and this book is over 4 hours.
That being said, this book does serve the purpose of a good pick-you-up for someone feeling down. Its message is feel good about yourself, no one is perfect, you are good enough. There's nothing really wrong or arguable with that.
There are two things that did bother me. At some point she says to be happy all people MUST do creative art work. I don't agree and don't know why she says that. Also she talks a lot about how terribly she reacts to criticism, how devastated she was when some random person didn't like a photo she'd taken, which I felt was kind of like trying to manipulate me into not writing a bad review, it didn't work!
The reading was very good.
Why should I care about a disappointing rant from an all too comfortable life that has nothing to do with mine?
It's like being at a dinner / party, with this self-absorbed, rambling girl, who just goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on...
But – and this is in no way meant as a snarky remark: the book might be best suited for women.
Not one from Brene Brown. Who by the way seems to have written like... a million books? I don't believe a person can write so many books, without lots of it being filler content.
The less books someone has written, can almost be seen as a positive sign that it'll be a positive, interesting listen/read. Paradoxically.
As another reviewer noted: Use a de-easing filter/effect on the voice track. The sibilance didn't help me get through this audiobook. Painful almoSSSt.
I have never written a review but this book is really good. I think if everyone read it they would be happier in life and a better person. I really wish there was more! Narrator is very good. I love the little stories, couldn't stop listening to it.
Definitely worth it!
Absolutely. The narrator's voice was very soothing, and Brown's stories and lessons need to be heard again and again so they will sink in.
The honest voice of Brown and the narrator.
The one where she opened up to her sister.
"Own you story!"
I remember reading some reviews criticizing her, saying that she kept talking about research but didn't cite anything. First, she's talking about her OWN research; that's what we are reading intertwined with her personal stories. Second, she does refer to others' works and gives the full names of the authors and the books. So, yeah, as far as social sciences go, this is solid.
What a phenomenal book! I just wrote Gypsy Living while my family and I lived in Puerto Rico. I adored that she had researched so many of the heart felt qualities I talk about in my book. I love the explanations and definitions she gives us to awaken our intuition and find ourselves again. I love that she addresses shame and worthiness, as I feel like those are at the heart of all of our issues.❤
I will listen to it again. that being said , I wished for a little more data. tho that wouldn't have been as qualitative. ;)