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  • 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 12,207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,724
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,631

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong.

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

  • By Nishna-botna on 08-27-15

Better than Daring Greatly

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I have to say that I enjoyed this book more than Daring Greatly. Perhaps because I finally see how to get back up with more courage, love, and strength than ever before. I think most us just say get back up and try again and that just getting up leads to positive outcomes. While that is true, there is a difference between getting up and rising strong. Rising strong means not forgetting the second part and wrestling with your feelings and the stories you are making up in your head to create greater connection with others, yourself, and the world around you. This book was powerful in teaching these great lessons. I loved all the stories shared and the lessons and applications are sensible. The only reason I didn’t give the book full marks is because I have listened to an audio of Brene that was recorded in front of a live audience and in that audio you get a better sense of her sense of humor, fun Texas pride, and I felt more connected versus having her just narrate a book. Having said that, it’s still really well done and she does give it her all in the narration. If I hadn’t listened to her live, I would have marked 5 stars across the board.

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