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'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.
Maybe I'm spoiled by listening too often to Brenè I know she probably doesn't have time for her own narration. However, she has a light hearted can dance a smile in her voice and a comforting twang that endears you tithe topic and writing. Everyone should read or listen to this book. I have attended the Daring Greatly workshop and it changed my life. This narrato sounded too much like a researcher or skeptical professor. She sounded annoyed half the time. It's a great book so please don't let the narration get in your way.
I love to read and write books. I enjoy learning, laughing and growing (mentally and spiritually).
I started listening right after I finished listening to "The Power of Vulnerability". Daring Greatly was a lot of review and repeat and I would have preferred to hear Brene speak as she did in "The Power of Vulnerability".
I recommend just listening to "The Power of Vulnerability" (which I liked a lot) and skip this one at least the audio version.
This is a great book full of great information. My only comment is the reading was done in the format of a novel. The voice inflections were hard to follow for me, since this book was more for information than to follow a storyline with characters.
Brown is a fabulous author and story teller. I thought the narrator delivered the book well but I can see why others might not agree. Fascinating and interesting research and findings.
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