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)
This is a powerful book that will change how you live your life. Based in research and facts the insights shared by the author, are life changing.
This book is about vulnerability, and I LOVE that idea. I struggled, as did the author at times, defining what exactly vulnerability looks like. It is a term where the definition may change depending upon whom you ask, and the circumstances.
I really liked the fact that it felt like Ms. Brown is baring her soul (showing her vulnerability) with this book. It makes me wish I was better at that.
I have read numerous reviews of folks that were not fans of Ms. White's narration. I was of a similar feeling, but then I sped the narration sound to 1.5X normal, and for some reason, that made it much better for me. After making that change, the narration faded into the background of the story (as it always should), and I was able to focus on the book.
The topic is very interesting, but the audio is done by a simulated robot voice. (Or someone who took great pains to sound like a robot, for reasons unknown)
A real human
To hate robots voices with a passion
Sorry if this review sounds bigoted to robots, I personally like them, except when they read books.
Brene Browns TED talk was the reason that I purchased this Audiobook. but the narration is so poor in comparison to Brene's natural Storytelling, it was impossible to listen to.
What little of it I could get through was good in terms of content but I could not listen because of the narrator. I really wish Ms. Brown had read it herself. I powered through about an hour and a half of it.
The best comparison I can make is a female version of Eugene Levy's character in A Mighty Wind. But maybe it's just me. Listen to the sample. If it doesn't bother you then get the book. The content is good.
This would have worked as a course or set of lectures, but not so much as an audio book. I guess she got bogged down having to write fully formed paragraphs and sentences. Her spoken expressiveness carries so much meaning. I found the constant drum of key words like vulnerable really irritating. It would be great to match up Brene Brown's insight with David Sedaris' phrasing and style.
The reader was irritating. To sterile for BB's narrative.
Narrator annoyed me so much simply could not listen. Thought I returned, but for some reason it still shows up in library. So disappointed. Will just get book in print. Really needs to be re-recorded!
Did not finish (due to narrator).
Yes. Her messages are good and based on sound, interesting research. She should have researched her narrator.
If enough people could grasp the concepts in this book ,we could develop emotional intelligence and even inspire a positive emotional evolution . This hand book of how to avoid the pitfalls of emotional snares should be in every household and be considered as a text book in schools.
Dr Brene Brown. Brilliant
Recognizing the courage it takes to be true to my self and to ignore unworthy critics.
I have bought many hard copies to share with friends and loved ones.
Yes to Brene Brown but not if Karen White is the reader.
She was excessively emotional. She should talken a cue from Brown's TED Talk.
It seems sufficient unto itself. Though I might read more of Brown on other topics.
The reader's voice was clear and pleasant but the material didn't call for so much emotion. It was distracting.
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