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.”
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.
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“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)
I LOVE Brene Brown. The person who read the book, however, is obnoxious. She has this New Age-y serious voice, which is wrong for Brene Brown's Texas wit. So... skip this book and get the audio version of The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown instead, because it's a series of talks she gives that are the same content but very entertaining.
All of it.
The more Brene Brown writes, the better. She's fantastic.
Other people mentioned the annoying narration, I thought they were perhaps over reacting. They weren't. It's not so much the narrato'rs voice, but her intonation really grated on my nerves & doesn't match Brown's "voice."
Also, I loved Gifts of Imperfection so much that I just wanted more. This book is more...of the same. I found that frustrating as well.
Brown's most appealing quality is her authenticity. Performance is contrived, distracting from the quality story.
I was so very excited to listen to this book but the narrator was subpar. I really wish I would have read the reviews before hand. I ended up returning this book because the narration made it hard to concentrate on the content. Looks like I'll be reading this one the old fashioned way!
I know I am good enough! I just never feel good enough. Daring Greatly nourishes and affirms me, with facts and proof.
Read this book.
Give this book.
Daring Greatly is for good people and people that want to be good.
I love Brene Brown's work. It explains so much of what people, including myself, struggle with in life
This book sheds light into dark corners of our minds and hearts and gives us the courage to dare greatly.
I loved this book so much that, immediately upon finishing it, I bought a copy for each of my kids, each of my sisters, and my husband. It's incredible!!
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