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Anthony Lorenzen

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  • Dare to Lead

  • Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,270
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,050
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,023

Brené Brown spent the past two decades researching the emotions that give meaning to our lives. Over the past seven years, she found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies, are asking the same questions: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders? And how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? Dare to Lead answers these questions and gives us actionable strategies and real examples from her research-based, courage-building program.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Similar, but insightful nonetheless

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-11-18

if you're not scared it's not being brave

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Reviewed: 11-20-18

a great synthesis of her work. if you've read two of her books already you can skip it. she is ,making a ton of money by publishing the same material over and over.

  • I'm Still Here

  • Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
  • By: Austin Channing Brown
  • Narrated by: Austin Channing Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 627
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    5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 564

Austin Channing Brown's first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. Growing up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, Austin writes, "I had to learn what it means to love blackness", a journey that led to a lifetime spent navigating America's racial divide as a writer, speaker, and expert who helps organizations practice genuine inclusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Black woman in a middle class White America

  • By Adam Shields on 05-16-18

Another Must Read

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Reviewed: 08-30-18

The author need not worry about no one reading her book. This is another work that helps me see the things my whiteness blinds me to.

  • The Fire Next Time

  • By: James Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Jesse L. Martin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,865
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,845

At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic, James Baldwin galvanized the nation in the early days of the civil rights movement with this eloquent manifesto. The Fire Next Time stands as one of the essential works of our literature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and Sadly Relevant

  • By Steve M on 03-20-16

A Very Good Place to Start

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Reviewed: 08-20-18

Dear fellow white people. You want to make sure you read Baldwin. Maybe we can avoid the next flood being full of flames.

  • Tears We Cannot Stop

  • A Sermon to White America
  • By: Michael Eric Dyson
  • Narrated by: Michael Eric Dyson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144

Fifty years ago Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, "Nothing." Dyson believes he was wrong. In Tears We Cannot Stop, he responds to that question. If we are to make real racial progress, we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Invite this man in and listen closely

  • By Catherine S. Read on 02-03-17

A revival-raquel call for white conversion.

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Reviewed: 08-08-18

Get yourself back to the church of righteousness, white American. A must read/listen for all white Americans!

  • Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again

  • By: Rachel Held Evans
  • Narrated by: Rachel Held Evans
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

If the Bible isn’t a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered changed her—and it will change you too.

Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible’s most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture’s mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God’s loving and redemptive work in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hermeneutics for people that don't use the word

  • By Adam Shields on 06-14-18

It truly is inspired!

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Reviewed: 07-03-18

A great reflection on the Bible and the biblical tradition. The literalist will learn the importance of historical critical study and the non believer will come away with a,better appreciation for stories, poems, letters that are still inspirational even for the non religious.

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  • White Trash

  • The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
  • By: Nancy Isenberg
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,834
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,548
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,521

In White Trash, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early 19th century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ's Great Society; they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 400 Year Head Start Squandered

  • By Virgil on 10-11-16

Required Reading for White People

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Reviewed: 04-16-18

The "Trump Voter" is nothing new. Both the reality and the stereotype are a constant presence in our American story. An important book that helps frame the history of privilege in our country and how the white elite used both racism and white poverty to maintain, wealth, privilege, and control. Shatters the myth of America as a classless society.

  • 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 16,156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,254
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,158

"True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.

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

  • By Gillian on 09-14-17

Brene Brown Brings out The Bravery in You

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Reviewed: 03-05-18

Another masterpiece. Integrity can be lonely wild place to live. Live there anyway and bring this survival guide.

  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman

  • By: Jill Lepore
  • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 563
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    4 out of 5 stars 505
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration ruined it for me

  • By Julia on 11-09-14

A biography of a super hero.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-17

This biography of Wonder Woman is also a history of American feminism. Comics are not just kid stuff.

  • Option B

  • Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,579

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void,'" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Books is ok but completely misadvertised

  • By Alex Carpenter on 10-08-17

Bouncing Back Begins with this Book

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Reviewed: 05-09-17

a lot too contemplate with some concrete advice and examples. A great resource for how to maintain hope, hang on, and return to life after deep loss.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101,780
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94,287
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 93,852

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I started with very high expectations, got bored multiple times during the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-18

A Crime not to Read this Book

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Reviewed: 01-01-17

An outstanding memoir. Trevor Noah's story of growing up in South Africa touches on poverty, institutional racism, domestic violence and universal human coming of age moments.

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