The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are Paperback – Aug. 27 2010
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- Paperback : 160 pages
- Item Weight : 200 g
- ISBN-10 : 9781592858491
- ISBN-13 : 978-1592858491
- Product Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.27 x 22.86 cm
- Publisher : Hazelden Publishing (Aug. 27 2010)
- ASIN : 159285849X
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
--Harriet Lerner, New York Times best-selling author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection
"Brené 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
"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
About the Author
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 newest book is titled Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
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.
From the Publisher
The Gifts of Imperfection
Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
By Brene Brown
New York Times best-selling author and professor Brené Brown offers a powerful and inspiring book that explores how to cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to embrace your imperfections and to recognize that you are enough.
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, Bren?rown, PhD, 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 ten 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.
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I think for its time, it was a revelation but honestly, after its success and when BB started doing her talks and especially after she did the Ted Talks program, the information contained in this book may be best absorbed watching her speak publicly which she does so well. Her talks are easily accessible via online, ie Netflix and YouTube.
It's rare for me to recommend anything over a book but in this case, I think it's the better starting point since BB's message is so relevant.
Months ... not the typical change for a week then lapse back into old habit!
Although this book may be meant for anyone who is into self discovery on a deep level, I recommend it to anyone in recovery!
Only dislike is the repetition of some concepts across each of her books.
Top reviews from other countries
It's a good book to go back to, because everytime you read it something new sinks in! Like an 'ahaa' moment.
I would definitly reccomend this purchase.