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)
Please! Please! Please! Save yourself the absolute pain and difficulty that it is to listen to the narration of this book. I love Brene and want you to know that the dull, animatronic narration of this book does her content a severe injustice. Rarely if ever do I write negative reviews. This was just so bad I felt that it was my responsibility to let you know to save yourself the time and money. To the creators of this audiobook--please honor Brene's amazing content and have someone else narrate this book.
Absolutely not! I have never had such a hard time with an audiobook before. The performance of the narrator is so bad that I could not pay attention to the book at all. She has used her own emotions when reading this book, which made the whole experience awful !!!!!!!
I think that everyone needs to read this book. It's an easy read. But it deals with an issue that we all Russell with. Everyone Russells was shame. I thought this is really helpful in identifying that and helping take some steps toward healing.
I love Brenè Browns work. the reader could be a bit robotic though, I had the book on for a bit when I picked up my best friend from work and immediately she wondered how I could listen to this book because of the readers robotic nature. I didn't let it phase me because of how much I enjoy Brenes work but I probably wouldn't have listened past chapter one if it was any other author.
I bought the paperback copy because I didn't want to listen again (and I have listened to other books more than once). As I listened I kept wishing someone else was narrating...Brené herself would have been great!
I love Brené Brown's definition of vulnerability: "I define vulnerability as uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure." (page 34 of the paperback) It takes so much courage to show up and be authentic. Her differentiation between shame and guilt is also illuminating. There are so many *memorable moments* for me in this book. I recommend all of her books (and her website) to friends, family and clients.
A lot. I found her voice made feel uncomfortable. It sounded disingenuous.
This is an amazing topic and Wonderful book. Brenee Brown is a great speaker, but she chose a narrator that made this hard to listen to. It was distracting and I hesitate to recommend this audible bc of the narrator.
I love everything Brene does. My life is always better with a bit of Brene in it.
I found it really really hard to listen to. Perhaps it is because I have listened to all her other works, read by Brene herself and so I just knew this wasn't Brene. However, it felt more like the narrator was disconnected from the content and reading some sort of radio news broadcast. It just felt very disingenuous to me and it became painful to listen and I did not finish it. Maybe someday...
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