Brené Brown
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Brené Brown

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation - Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness. Her new book, Dare to Lead: Bold Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts., is scheduled for publication in October 2018.

Brené's TED talk - The Power of Vulnerability - is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 35 million views.

Brené lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie.

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Best Sellers

    • Daring Greatly

    • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 800
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 702
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 689

    Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable. Based on 12 years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is our most accurate measure of courage....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Changed my life

    • By Dustin on 08-07-18
    • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 06-26-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 800 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Dare to Lead

    • Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Brené Brown spent the past two decades researching the emotions that give us meaning. She found that leaders are asking the same questions: How do you cultivate braver leaders? How do you embed the value of courage in your culture? Dare to Lead answers these questions....

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Power of Vulnerability

    • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
    • By: Brené Brown PhD
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21,825
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19,420
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19,192

    On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The audio makes all the difference.

    • By Sadie on 09-14-13

    Regular price: $34.28

    • Braving the Wilderness

    • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,987
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,141

    A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Actual Step-By-Step To Authenticity!

    • By Gillian on 09-14-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Gifts of Imperfection

    • Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,955
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,194

    In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted Living....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Buy 'The Power of Vulnerability' Instead!

    • By tracy on 08-17-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Rising Strong

    • How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11,042
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,689
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,604

    Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Learn to live your life with compassion, integrity and authenticity.

    • By Nishna-botna on 08-27-15
    • How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 08-25-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 11,042 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Art of Asking

    • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
    • By: Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Amanda Palmer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,650
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,451

    In The Art of Asking, Palmer expands upon her popular TED talk to reveal how ordinary people can use these same principles in our own lives....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not What I Expected

    • By Daniel on 01-24-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

    • Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,680
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241

    I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Missing Brene's own Vulnerability Voice

    • By Sherry on 09-01-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting

    • Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection
    • By: Brené Brown PhD
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown PhD
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,332
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,852
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,805

    On The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, Dr. Brené Brown invites us on a journey to transform the lives of parents and children alike....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very good refresher, but not her best book.

    • By Filazafer on 06-06-15

    Regular price: $9.78

    • Men, Women and Worthiness

    • The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough
    • By: Brené Brown PhD
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown PhD
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,058
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,643
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,602

    Dr. Brown draws upon more than twelve years of investigation to reveal how we can disarm the influence of shame to cultivate a life of greater courage, joy, and love....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing new here.

    • By barefoot rabbit on 01-13-15

    Regular price: $13.96

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