Well written and well read. I loved everything about this book and I'm sure I'll be lurking to our again very soon. Practical advice and wisdom based on research.
Thank you, Berne Brown, for showing me how we are indeed, all basically the same. in the comparisons we make can come shame and self-rejection or joy and love for others who are just like us.
This is the type of book you rewind, re-read, re-think over and over again! It has so much knowledge, insight and good information I can't sum it up in one review. Read it, you won't be sorry!
I love Brene's insights. They are so relevant to my struggles right now. I just so much prefer when she does her own narration!! Her attitude just brings a realness to her research that is so comforting with wrestling with these tough, scary and sometimes vague concepts!
I think I need to listen to this again. She has a great personality and the topic is easy to relate to, but it's not terribly engaging so I found that even minor road hazards totally distracted me and I had to rewind. For me perhaps this would have been better as a read than a listen.
Not only has this book helped me better understand clients and human beings in general, Brene Brown's story is extremely relatable. She is ME. She completely brought me to tears on several occasions because I have lived oh. so. many of her stories and explanations. Very, very powerful read.
The narrator has a very 'whistley' S, that's almost piercing to the ears. Once you get past that, the 'story' sucks you right it. This is no self help book like I've ever (tried) to read. This is real, honest, shit for every 'perfectionist.'
There were so many visible elements of disconnect. As a woman and mother, I expected to be able to connect with Brown and gain from her narrative. Instead, I was left feeling like she was still searching for answers to questions she's attempting to answer here.
No but I very well could be turned off from other books by the author.
At some point I determined that it could potentially be the narrator's holier-than-though tone that was turning me off from this read.
I'm struggling with the notion that her story could be so far from my reality that neither of us could be of benefit to the other.
I read this book as part of a book discussion at my job. Maybe that was the fatal flaw.