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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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    Jennifer A. Miller 09-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Inspirational"

    This was my first time using audible reading and loved it! The narrator was easy to listen to and made the book more enjoyable. The book itself was amazing! I definitely was on my own individual journey with Dr. Brown. She has helped me with my own growth and want to live whole heartedly! I will be listening to her book again...i was able to finish this book in two days! It was absolutely wonderful.

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    Cami 09-13-17
    Cami 09-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Thought provoking"

    Excellent analogy of how most people feel. Looking forward to getting connected and making a conscious effort of accepting, who I am.

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    David G. Frick 09-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "typically awesome brene brown"

    as usual thoughtful, provocative and vulnerable a a a a a a ababab a a

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    buzzard 09-06-17
    buzzard 09-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Vulnerability over Imperfection"

    I feel bad writing this review after having just listened to the book, but Brown's vulnerability is better - in my opinion - than this one. First, she narrates it, which is always better with titles like this. Second, most of the stories in Imperfection are also in Vulnerability, but told more authentically from Brené herself. This would have gotten more stars had I listened to it before Vulnerability.

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    T. Strawberry 09-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "What took me so long to read/listen to this?!?!"

    Dr. BB I now SEE why Oprah loves you!! I have had your books forever and finally got up the nerve to indulge and indulge I did... thank you, thank you 🗣THANK YOU!! You have set me on a better path and hopefully with time I will be a better imperfection-ist 😂. Read / Listen to this book y'all! 💚

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    Kim 09-03-17
    Kim 09-03-17
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    "Love When Brene reads herself"

    I wholeheartedly love Brene Brown's work and while I appreciate the voice used on this audiobook- when Brene talks or reads - the impact is so much greater for me!! Thank you for your incredible gifts Brene and for sharing them with me and all of my patients!!!!

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    Jamie Cichon 09-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "useful advice"

    good read, quick to follow and complete, a useful tool for those in the field and life

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    Amazon Customer 09-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I love Brene but NOT this narrator"

    Brene has such a great message always, but the most effective part of the message is HOW she delivers it...with humor, candor and something ever so relatable. I should have known better than to get an audio book if her work narrated by someone else. So bad, I just can't get through it. Bummer.

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    Maria 08-31-17
    Maria 08-31-17
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    "loved it!"

    Loved the guide posts
    loved how it helped me self reflect and identify things that I can change..
    it was an easy read

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    Denette San Diego, Ca 08-30-17
    Denette San Diego, Ca 08-30-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Gentle Enlightenment"

    This book is honest. I am on a journey to be my best self and Brene is honest about her journey and what her research reveals about whole hearted living

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