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.
©2012 Brené Brown (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“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 agree with previous reviews that the narration, especially in the first few chapters inflection is off that it sounds like a computer is narrating instead of a person. It does even out eventually. Even if I wasn't familiar with Brene Brown's cadence it would be a difficult listen. Still glad I listened, but also glad I have the book for extra notes and highlights. I do wish Brene was the narrator.
Overall I liked the book and took away a lot. However, at times I felt she got a little preachy and it became condescending at times. I definitely would recommend it to everyone who has experienced shame. It made me conscious of the issue and gave me ideas of how to cope. However, it was long-winded at times and over-reliant on stories. Good read but be prepared for those fallacies and overlook them as the content is still strong
The narrator is decent though takes a bit to get used to her way of speaking and pausing (if you've ever heard the way Brene Brown speaks it's more fluid.) The teachings of this book are good. It has a bunch of relatable stories and elements in there. A good audible book all in all. The book sometimes got glitchy so I had the press pause and then play again which would normally fix it.
Brené has a strong grasp on her research and what it means in the real world. This comes through when she narrates her own work. The narrator is syrupy, gaggingly disconnected from the message of strength in the content.
Brené, read your own work, lend your voice and passion to us as we work to embody your work.
I am a huge fan of Brenè Brown and her theories regarding vulnerability and wholehearted living. An excellent read for providers, parents and anyone wanting a fuller life.
Brene Brown is such an amazing speaker, I have no idea why she didn't narrate this book.
No, she is unfortunately the reason I had to stop listening. She read the book as if it were a soap opera.
The book is amazing, it is just the audible version that is unbearable.
helpful, thought provoking insights told in a personal manner. author shares data & personal stories that illuminate a journey of healing the heart & spirit. I found it very helpful.
I love Brene Brown and her books. She's fantastic! I was so disappointed by the narration of this book, and was only able to listen for 5 minutes before I shut it off. It sounded like sentences were pieced together word by word. The intonations were completely off. So distracting from what I'm sure could have been a very enjoyable listen! This would be 100x better if it was narrated by Brene!
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