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The Gifts of Imperfection Audiobook
The Gifts of Imperfection
Written by: 
Brené Brown
Narrated by: 
Lauren Fortgang
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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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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    Debra 04-08-16
    Debra 04-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Hits the nail on the head!"

    Great insight and entertainingly told! Many "ah-ha" moments to propel me forward in my quest to leave old patterns behind.

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    NotTheMama 04-08-16
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    "The narrators voice is terrible."

    I wish this book was read by Brene. The narrators voice is far too "bubbly" and contrived for the subject matter. You can hear her acting - and it's distracting. It comes off as condescending and inauthentic.

    The book itself is amazing, per Brene's usual. But the narrator should be saved for children's books, and practical "how tos".

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    "This Book is a Gift"

    The book and it's message are an inspiration, but it would have been much better if the author had read it.

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    Sonia 03-28-16
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    "much needed read"

    recommended to me at a much needed time in my life. laid out beautifully and a fulfilling read.

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    Tierney 03-26-16
    Tierney 03-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "What therapy misses, Brenee fills in!"

    The Gifts of Imperfection fills in. This book enlightened my life and continues too. I have recommended this book to many friends, each one has said, just like I "I haven't read it in a month, I miss it. It's time to read again!!" We are always amazed how we enjoy coming back to it for the fifth, tenth or twentieth time. This book should be required reading in middle school. I hope she writes a children's version🌟❤️

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    Beth 03-22-16
    Beth 03-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Life Changing!"

    This is a wonderful book that has the potential to be life changing if you let it be! Easy read, easy to apply!

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    red71 03-21-16
    red71 03-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "thought provoking"

    loved this audio book. opened my eyes not only to my own acceptance but accepting others

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    Hanna 03-20-16
    Hanna 03-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "half of the book is the same as"

    the power of vulnerability. So truly only the beginning of the book was different. better get the power of vulnerability

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    Amazon Customer 03-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "This opened my eyes."

    So glad I picked this one. It opened my eyes. I see the things I do and say differently. Definitely good for the soul.

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    leann 03-10-16
    leann 03-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "This one"

    This is one I will listen to again and again, and recommend to others.


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