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 couldn't finish it. The narration made it impossible to focus on what was being said. The first Brene Brown audio book I purchased was narrated by Brene Brown, so I loved it.
Giving myself permission not to listen to the rest of it. Brene would have approved of that. She is a fan of not torturing yourself or beating yourself up because you paid 3.99 for an audio book and decided not to listen to it.
She sounds like a computer generated voice. She seems to have no concept of narration or story telling. There is generally no voice inflection and if there is, it is misplaced.
Make sure to notice who is narrating the book before purchasing it.
Great content, but narrator sounds like a robot, or a corporate "go team!" speaker. not conversational enough, not genuine. Very distracting from the content.
I think the message is that it feels risky to be authentic and real, but worth the risk.
No, but I want to hear Brene Brown read her books. Her message is good and usually engaging.
The message is not nearly as engaging or appealing if it is read woodenly by someone else. Not authentic at all and that really takes away from the overall package.Lack of affect, stiff pace, odd intonation at times.Really disappointing.
Don't shrink, don't puff up, be authentic, allow my authentic self to be seen
I really enjoyed the author's take on vulnerability in men and women, and how it looks different.
No, i didn't enjoy Karen White's narration. It sounded like a phone operator was reading the book. A first-person book not read by the author is borderline non-listenable for me.
If you can, I would read this one instead of listening to it. If you can't / won't read it (I can relate), then just prepare yourself for someone else reading it to you.
This book is a bit boring at times, and I'm a therapist myself, but you'll get a lot out of it.
The narrator is a bit robotic sounding. I got use to that though.
I love Brene Brown and didn't like the voice of the narrator but the book was so important, i I powered through it. my favorite part was the description of the whole hearted life.
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