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 really loved this book it's the best book from hers I've read so far. I also read reviews before reading this book and was pleasantly pleased to find that unlike others I actually liked the reader of this book. I'm a man though and a lot of the other reviews where done by woman. But reading the book I understand why they write bad reviews about the narrator , Because they have shame. Anyways I would give this book a 9/10 great read.
I wish I could have listened to even a full chapter. This was the worst Audible book I've ever purchased.
This would have been better if a human instead of a bot read it. Probably should have read reviews first before making this. What a waste of money.
I wish I knew. The voice sounded like a robot and with no inflection I could barely stand to listen to it. I rated the story high only because I like Brene and I'm sure the book is great.
Is this really a person? It sounded so robotic it was very irritating. I don't know how anyone could actually listen to this.
No idea, I couldn't listen to this.
So sad that Brenè is not the voice reading her work. I can't listen to her work without her voice. This sounds like a robot. A good book I'll have to read on my own.
loved it! great information and tools to apply. Struggled with thw narraror's almost digital voice and oral pauses. For these reasons it was difficult for me to get into the book as deeply as I would've liked.
The content of the book is well worth the read; however, the narrator's voice and pitch waivers so much I half expected her to break into tears multiple times. Do yourself a favor and skip this one.
No. The narration is not very good at all. If it was offered with an alternate reader, I would take another listen, but at this point, I'm going to the library to check out a hardcopy of the book and read it that way.
The topic is covered very well.
Unfortunately, it sounds like she's been sampled into a computer and then the text to voice narration function was turned on. There are random pauses mid-word, and her inflection seems to be off. I had to check out a few of her other narrations and I have found that the same problem exists with her other books as well. She has a nice voice... Just HA...te the rand...om PAUSES and in...FLECTION.
Starring anyone other than Karen White as Brene Brown
Seriously, Listen to a sample before you buy this. Listen to several samples of Karen White's other books to see if you can get past her narration style.
BIG FAN of Brené!
However, I would not have bought Daring Greatly had I known that the Talks on Vulnerability would be almost identical. I know this because I listened to them back-to-back.
So, I LOVED this but recommend picking one or the other. Otherwise, you'll have two of the near-same product.
I loved the last audio book by Brene Brown, it is her voice. I have forced myself to listen to 3 chapters of this one, and I just can't go on. The actor sounds like a robot. So boring. Bummer!
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