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Daring Greatly Audiobook

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

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Publisher's Summary

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.”
—Theodore Roosevelt

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.

What the Critics Say

“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)

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    Ann B Wilmington, DE, US 08-11-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Full of practical examples"

    Lots of food for thought. Something to listen to more than once. I marked many places to reread.

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    The narration voice would have served better reading a romance novel. Unfortunately, I could not concentrate on what the author was trying to convey & couldn't bring myself to finish the book. Brene' Brown has such an animated voice of which I grew attached to & looked forward to hearing. This narration did not do her book justice.

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    "Love it!"

    Brene Brown is masterful. Loved every minute of this audiobook. Have since purchased it for friends and family.

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    Pen Name 07-21-16
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    "Insightful!"

    A great read about becoming better human beings in all aspects of one's life. Honest review of how we can be better at communicating with others without neglecting our own emotional health.

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    For everyone who has struggled with self-doubt and speaking up for fear of love-withdrawel.

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    I loved the book, I just wish there was a way to start back at the beginning without having to listen to the last chapter.

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    Another great book by Brene Brown. You will not be disappointed. Looking forward to her next one.

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    The narrator is the biggest distraction to an already flimsy social science book. It's "shamefully" bad.

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    "So Annoying"

    This is the 1st bad review I've ever given.
    I LOVE Brené Brown and was so excited to get this book. I wanted to LOVE it and tried really hard to listen to it, but couldn't get past this voice. I mean. I tried SO hard. All of the emotions the narrator tried to portray seemed so fake. She made it sound like one, huge pity party and it was depressing. I didn't finish it and won't. It was a complete waste of hard earned money because all it did was raise my blood pressure, anger and annoy me.

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    Same stories, same JK ROWLING comparisons, same anecdotes and narrator not as interesting as author.

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