This book is my favorite because there is much to learn over and over again.
My favorite Character is of course the author of the book, Brene Brown. She is truly an example of authenticity.
I have not listened to Lauren Fortgang's other performances but she speaks truly like she is the character.
You can't get better than the title of the book. At best the tag line would be "Living the whole hearted life"
I think this is one of those books that is good to listen regularly in order to absorb and learn correctly.
This is the literary, academic-like version of The Power of Vulnerability.
The issues she studies might not be popular, but I think her studies and conclusions are extremely important to understand our own fears and resources. Very powerful messages from my point of view. And Rene's sense of humor and insight of every day life and people is simply infectious. I love her and her work.
This is a powerful info book that covers those of us striving for perfection and unable to accept anything less hence embracing the "I'm not good enough" mentality. For those people and there are many, this is a short well comprehended breakdown on how and why you deserve this release.
I listened to The Power of Vulnerability before this book, which is in the author's voice, and just could not get into this book with the narrator's mundane approach to the subject. The author has such passion in her work that can't be replicated through a different narrator. I think if I hadn't known Brene's way of speaking, it might have been ok, but because I did, the narrator just didn't fit the tone of the book for me.
I listened to this book three times in one week. Brene Brown is an excellent researcher who helped me see my life in a different light. I'm working on being more vulnerable! Well worth the time.
Easily entertained and amused.
I can't really say this was as powerful a message as other readers seem to have found, but it was thought provoking and insightful.
I have my own set of core beliefs and values that work well for me and though I didn't find anything in this author's message that was incongruous with them, I found myself wishing I could share my beliefs with the author in a few parts that she seemed to struggle with explanation for.
I liked her take on AA and alcoholism, but I'm betting hard core 'Friends of Bill' will take strong exception to her casual treatment and acknowledgment of the disorder.
Audible obsessed lifelong learner.
No matter how much the author wants to say this is not a self help book it definitely reads like one. The underlying premise is you need to respect yourself and a big part of doing that is not beating yourself up constantly and bashing yourself image for never being good enough.
This book was my introduction to Brene Brown, via OWN. (Thank you, Oprah!) I participated in the online journey based on this book, and boy did I get down and dirty with the whole issue of shame and ultimately vulnerability. This is a great book, and I love Brene and the way she tells stories and gets you really involved in the process of getting in touch with things I've never even considered before. PLEASE, Dr. Brown...please read your books for us...you have a wonderful, funny, heartwarming and touching way of speaking to us, and I retain so much more hearing from you first hand. And THANK YOU for the opportunity to be a part of your journey through OWN, for the first time.
The narrator "read" the book accurately, as far as I could tell, but the performance was really off. I had a hard time focusing on the information, and the stories...many words were emphasized that were disturbing to the flow. Having listened to Dr. Brown speak many times, I was disappointed that the book was read by someone who obviously was not familiar with her work.
Of all things, I really connected to the idea that we are all flawed and it's OK not to be perfect. I've heard this so many times before, but the way Dr. Brown explained it, I finally "GOT it." I'm imperfect...and I'm OK. I get the whole idea that every moment of our lives is a lesson...but I never really "got" that we don't need to revisit our past over and over again...we learn and move on...and keep making mistakes...and that's a GOOD thing.
This book breaks down some very difficult, new concepts into bite sized, actionable and authentic pieces. Brene's narrative examples makes it easy to relate to, and apply.
This narrator has possibly the most monotone, and I appropriately placed emphasis I've experienced in over 500 hours of audible books. It is in such sharp contrast to Brene that it detracts, I listen despite her.
Since discovering Brene, I have said all her work with every friend, family member and colleague I can. Buy it, read it, live it!
This is a great book for those a little off the beaten path of life. DIG DEEP and you shall find the truth. Nice pace to the lesson and kept me wanting to hear more