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The Gifts of Imperfection Audiobook

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

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Publisher's Summary

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares 10 guideposts on the power of Wholehearted Living - a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, "What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?"

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, Ph.D., a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living - a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

In her 10 guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, "No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough," and to go to bed at night thinking, "Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging."

©2010 Brene Brown (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Courage, compassion, and connection: Through Brené's research, observations, and guidance, these three little words can open the door to amazing change in your life." (Ali Edwards, author of Life Artist)

"Bren Brown courageously tackles the dark emotions that get in the way of leading a fuller life; read this book and let some of that courage rub off on you." (Daniel H. Pink, New York Times best-selling author of A Whole New Mind)

"This important book is about the lifelong journey from 'What will people think?' to 'I am enough.' Brown's unique ability to blend original research with honest storytelling makes reading The Gifts of Imperfection like having a long, uplifting conversation with a very wise friend who offers compassion, wisdom, and great advice.' (Harriet Lerner, New York Times best-selling author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection)

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    iolkos18 02-13-17
    iolkos18 02-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "must read"

    I'm so glad I listened to this...I know I am not alone in this crazy world...i will definitely be reading her blog..thanks Mrs.Brown you have opened up my ears and really made me listen..God Bless!

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    June H. Dorsey 02-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Truth spoken here."
    If you could sum up The Gifts of Imperfection in three words, what would they be?

    Honest , Clear, Solid Research


    What other book might you compare The Gifts of Imperfection to and why?

    Celebrate Yourself by Dorothy Briggs


    What about Lauren Fortgang’s performance did you like?

    Voice and reading matched content.


    What did you learn from The Gifts of Imperfection that you would use in your daily life?

    Trust+Gratitude+Inspiration+Faith=Joy


    Any additional comments?

    Brene models the call for vulnerability by being vulnerable. It makes the writing honest.

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    Teresa From Ohio 02-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "loved this book"

    I enjoy communication/self help books. but this book filled a void I had been needing filled . Her way of putting things helped me look at things a different way.

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    Claudia Quintana 01-25-17
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    "Give the book a chance"

    I really loved the book (not so much at first..... so give it a chance...... listen to it all). So many reminders about creating the life I want to live and having the courage to do it. Cultivating compassion and spirituality.

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    Mark A. Baker SLC, UT USA 01-24-17
    Mark A. Baker SLC, UT USA 01-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Everyone should read it!"

    She had some great points that apply to everyone. Each one of us has insecurities that can be calmed by her tips so that we can live happier lives.

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    Felicia 01-23-17
    Felicia 01-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    Love having permission to be myself. The simplicity of the message made it an easy read.

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    David F. White 01-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A profound book"

    Loved it. Very revealing of my heart struggles. Helpful to finding a new way forward in life.

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    Samantha 01-23-17
    Samantha 01-23-17
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    "Most transformative book I've read (listened to) in decades!!!"

    This is a book I need to listen to again and again to catch every powerful 'aha' moment in it! Soooio life changing!

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    Carol 01-19-17
    Carol 01-19-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Love it"

    I really like the way the author explains everything she's talking about. She uses herself as examples so you get a better understanding and can easily be applied to your life.

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    Happy Momma 01-17-17
    Happy Momma 01-17-17
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    "More Ah Ha moments than years of therapy in understanding me and how I work!!"

    This book was a true awakening of my eyes, mind and soul! I have a new understanding of my life and how I function or don't function and what happened to me after finally becoming a mom.

    I will be looking for her other books hoping for more Ah Ha Moments!! Worth Every Penny!!!

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