Wife, Mama, and commuter-student listening on the way to Portland and Monmouth, Oregon. Also during laundry-folding and using the treadmill.
I love the qualitative research Brene Brown founded her book on. I think this adds a tremendous deal of depth to each note of her writing, anecdotes and all.
I find each of her ancedotes memorable, but especially remember her short little stories about how her daughter Ellen has been living out what Brene has been learning and living. Also, the anecdote about the man in the yellow IZOD sweater. Played that one for my husband which prompted some great vulnerable and deep conversations.
Hm. Well, I prefer to hear Brene Brown "talk/conversate" her work. I would say "perform" usually when describing a narrator but there is something so organic and approachable about Brown's narration style from previous work. I feel like she's talking to me on the couch when I listen to Brene. Lauren Fortgang was alright, but not comparable to Brene Brown.
Gosh, as much as I can! I started seeing a counselor again after listening to this book. I have never been great at being honest about how I feel shame. This book was catalytic and healing for me.
Beautifully narrated. I enjoyed how connected i felt to the information and how it felt natural, doable. 'Whole hearted living', naming and bring awareness to what should be natural for us, but we so avoid without realising it is what we are avoiding. This book like each of us, is full of gifts.
A friend suggested I read this book. It is very thought-provoking and eye-opening. The author does a good job of showing us our weaknesses and building our strength. I will definitely read again to reinforce her thought process into my own.
Brian is an avid reader. He is interested in great stories and human behavior. His job is as a behavioral specialist in public schools.
This is an eye opening book. It is only in recent years I have begun to be interested in understanding myself and others in deeper way. My journey started with the book Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me). This book is the next step. I will be listening to this book many more times. This is a certainty.
I heard about dr. Brown on one of my Facebook groups. The reviewer suggested this book for conquering perfectionism. She was right. I found it to make me remember and think about events and feelings that trigger my vulnerability. I plan to read and listen to all her books.
I have listened to 2 other of Brene's books and they draw you in because it is being read by the author. They are authentic and its doesn't feel scripted. When I purchased the book I didn't pay attention that this was not being read by Brene and within the first few sentences of the book I was messing with the treble as the authors "s" sounds where very pronounced and distracting. As I attempted to move past the "s" sounds the narration felt disconnected, I imagine because I have listened to Brene who makes her own words come to life.
If this is your first Brene Brown book I highly recommended starting with those she has narrated herself. This review is purely from a performance perspective.