A woman, A wife and Mother... who has time to sit and read a book? Not me.
My first Brene Brown book was "The courage to be vulnerable"... It changed my life. I was mesmerized, I have read all of her books now. This book, Gifts of Imperfection, is also a winner. My husband now reads/listens to them too. I love the stories and her honesty and openness. Unfortunately, it is not narrated by Brene Brown, that was disappointing.
I have never thought about myself quite like I did while listening to this book and will here after. A must read/listen for grandfathers (me), parents, spouses, relatives, employers, business partners...anyone that has any kind of relationship with people. Easy and very pleasant to listen to and story after story that, I believe, everyone can relate to and learn from.
I read this book after attending the landmark forum class and a lot of the messages were the same so this was a great reinforcement of that message. I have already recommended this book two 2 people and will continue to do so. I can't wait to read it again too!
I laughed and cried as I listened to this book. I look forward to listening to it again, taking (more) notes and putting into practice living authentically.
The Women in Leadership group at my organization hosted an event to discuss this book, which is the reason I purchased it.
The narrator has a great voice and delivery, which is important for an audiobook. The book itself is well-written and very interesting. This book is great for anyone who wants to overcome the obstacles we consciously or subconsciously put in our own path to full-hearted living.
At the Women in Leadership event to discuss this book, friends of mine were embarrassed that they hadn't read the book and almost didn't attend. I was a bit embarrassed that I listened to the audiobook instead of reading it. When, frankly, nobody cared. We laughed at the irony after discussing the book, which is largely based on the author's shame research. Had my friends succumbed to their own self-shaming for not reading the book, they would have missed a great event and an opportunity to grow and network...and have an enjoyable afternoon break from work.
Brene writes abut the deepest and most powerful thoughts that drive each of us, that we don't know that are there. This was the first of her's I read and then uploaded to Audible as I work in medicine, so everything else I read or listen to is complex and work related. Every man or woman should drink in her knowledge and for those ashamed of shame or vulnerability, listening is the perfect solution. Try it, you won't regret it.
I'm human, your not".
I just started this book and stopped as soon as the intro narrator finished and the woman started as the sibilant "S" sounds and the overall spike in resonance and loudness was unbearable. Listen to the demo before you buy, I wish I had because it's a deal breaker.