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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead | [Brené Brown]

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.
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Publisher's Summary

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly…who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
—Theodore Roosevelt

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts.

In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth—and trust—in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.

Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. A nationally renowned teacher and speaker, she is also the author of The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t). Her groundbreaking work has been featured widely in the media, including PBS and NPR.

©2012 Brené Brown (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“A wonderful book: urgent, essential, and fun to read. I couldn’t put it down, and it continues to resonate with me.” (Seth Godin, New York Times best-selling author)

“In Daring Greatly, Brené Brown refers to herself as both a mapmaker and a traveler. In my book, that makes her a guide. And I believe the world needs more guides like her who are showing us a wiser way to our inner world. If you’d like to set your course on being more courageous and connected, engaged and resilient, leave the GPS at home. Daring Greatly is all the navigation you’ll need.” (Maria Shriver, New York Times best-selling author)

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    Angela M. Peacock St. Charles, MO 04-13-13
    Angela M. Peacock St. Charles, MO 04-13-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Love the material, not the reader"

    There's something about books like this that the writer MUST read it to you, not a professional reader. It's hard to grasp Dr. Brene' Brown's message without her energy and voice in the words. I love the book and the material in it. I am beginning to realize just how my shame and perfectionism is eroding the quality of my life. But, she has given me hope that not all is lost and strategies to put into action, daily, hourly and moment by moment. I will order the book and read it again myself so I can grasp it more and ponder the words, though I have trouble reading because of a brain injury. But the reader has kind of ruined parts of it for me, even though I kind of got used to her voice toward the middle of the book. Still overall a good book, don't pass it up.

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    Leo Bower Hickory, NC, US 04-05-13
    Leo Bower Hickory, NC, US 04-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Whats holds us back from a whole hearted life"
    What made the experience of listening to Daring Greatly the most enjoyable?

    She brought the shame issue to a understanding, that I have been hiding behind shame most of my life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Daring Greatly?

    When she spoke on how shame can also effect man as much as woman, It's a human condition!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I the guy in yellow izod sweeter I enjoy that story


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Daring Greatly?

    There is some simple trues, but powerful when I got, that shame was my driving force in my life.You really have to put yourself out and take chances if want to live the whole hearted life.I will have to go back to these book several times to apply some of this trues. So many things to take in I will us the book as a refrence, for some time to come


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks Mrs Brown, I do think your books can make a diffirence in people, You where spot on!!

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    CSS Minneapolis, MN 04-04-13
    CSS Minneapolis, MN 04-04-13 Listener Since 2008
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    "Great book, but not great audio"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The author does not read this book, which makes the audio version disappointing. in the book, you can hear the author's voice (on the page) in her personal stories, as well as the insights gleaned from her extensive research. The narrator simply cannot do justice to the depth of the content of the book.


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    Kathleen Butler, NJ, United States 03-25-13
    Kathleen Butler, NJ, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrator gives me a headache."
    What didn’t you like about Karen White’s performance?

    Nothing good about the natration! Awful awful awful. I thought she was a computer generated voice. So incredibly bad It gave me a headache every time I tried to listen. Her sentances run together without and pause for punctuation which is incredibly annoying in what is meant to be a thought provoking book. I so depreately want to enjoy this book but it's impossible in this format The author has such an animated an spunky tone, and Karen White puts zero effort into the inflections demanded by the text. Seriously can I get my money back please so I can buy a hard copy?


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    Terri Chicago, IL, United States 03-18-13
    Terri Chicago, IL, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Love Dr. Brown: the narrator, not so much"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Brene` Brown's research, writing, and personal stories make her work relatable and interesting. However, none of her books include her voice doing the narration. For this great book, I thought the narrator's inflection, tone, and emotion was just wrong for what was in the text. I was disappointed. I would have a more natural narrator read this book, or have the author herself read her wonderful books.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Karen White’s performances?

    No.


    Did Daring Greatly inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, it's very inspirational, validating, and thought provoking.


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    Braden Bountiful, UT, United States 03-13-13
    Braden Bountiful, UT, United States 03-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Never listening to Karen White again"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Nope


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The narrator


    Would you be willing to try another one of Karen White’s performances?

    Never again.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe


    Any additional comments?

    Karen White's performance made me cringe. I couldn't finish this.

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    Christian 03-12-13
    Christian 03-12-13
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    "Great Book; Whinny Narrator"
    Would you listen to Daring Greatly again? Why?

    I really liked the story, but I would prefer to hear it by another narrator. I understand the topic was about vulnerability, but it read too whinny. I would recommend this book to others for the same reasons it was recommended to me, but it has taken me a long time to listen to it.


    What did you learn from Daring Greatly that you would use in your daily life?

    I've learned that vulnerability is a good thing especially around the right people. We are all very human and I enjoyed the authors accounts. It was refreshing to feel like people understood me and that I was not the only one with gremlins. I even made my husband listen to a part of it in regards to raising and interacting with children.


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    Judy Hinsdale, IL, United States 03-04-13
    Judy Hinsdale, IL, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Shoot me!"
    Would you try another book from Brené Brown and/or Karen White?

    I will never buy another book narrated by Karen White. Awful.


    What didn’t you like about Karen White’s performance?

    Sometimes wondered if it was a mechanical voice. It was also condescending and her cadence and emphasis on words was completely inappropriate. It was strange. It was as if she was not comprehending what she was reading, as she read.


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    Melisa Lacroix Ballwin, MO United States 02-14-13
    Melisa Lacroix Ballwin, MO United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great book from Brene Brown"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I had read all her other books and wasn't sure I would find any new information in Daring Greatly, but I was wrong. She is so real and her messages touch me deeply. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who's new to Brene's work or who has read her other books!


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    N. Picard Manvel, Texas USA 02-11-13
    N. Picard Manvel, Texas USA 02-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Brene Brown at her best"
    What made the experience of listening to Daring Greatly the most enjoyable?

    I love Brene Brown's perspective. She is encouraging without being trite.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Daring Greatly?

    The parenting guidance most resonated with me.


    What does Karen White bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Having seen Brene Brown speak in person, I didn't like Karen White's performance because she doesn't seem to bring the same energy and humor to the topic.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Daring Greatly?

    Parenting tips and ideas for setting boundaries.


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