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)
Having a hard time with the narrator's voice/style. Was really looking forward to this great book after listening to The Power of Vulnerability! I am sure the content is amazing. Just going to have to push myself to listen.
One of the best books I've listened to!!! I would highly recommend this to anyone who needs a new perspective on life and of themselves. AMAZING!! It really made me think! Brene Brown is fabulous!!!
I plan on buying the hard copy of the book to keep for reference. The narrator is extremely dull. I thought Siri could've done a more exciting performance. Brene Brown is incredible however and everything in this book struck a chord!
I have no idea. I could not get past the first chapter because of the narrator.
Cadence was off. Emphasized the wrong words. Should be reading fiction NOT non-fiction. Dull, dull, dull.
I could not get through the audio. Nails on a chalkboard.
Ugh. I want a refund!
Love Brene Brown and her work!!!
I would have given this 5 stars if she had read the book. The narrator was a distraction, her voice and cadence really took away from my enjoyment of the material. Stopped without finishing and read the book instead. Can't recommend the audiobook.
I love Brene Brown. However, the narrator's voice changes octaves in a disturbing way. I don't want to sound like a troll but her voice belongs in bad theatre- it also has a peculiar electronic rasp to it. So sad; I will have to return it simply because her voice is absolutely intolerable.😞
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