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The Best Brene Brown Books in Order

Updated 2020

Here is the complete list of books published by Brene Brown, author, podcast host, lecturer and professor. 

Brene Brown is a visiting professor in management at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. She has also held the Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work.

Who Is Brene Brown?

Born on November 18, 1965 in San Antonio, Texas, Brene Brown is the daughter of Cassandra Deanne Rogers and Charles Arthur Brown.

Although she was brought up Catholic, Brown left the church for over 20 years. However, she later returned to meet with her children and husband.

Her research focuses on wholeheartedness in organizations, schools, families, And all authentic leadership. She is known to present powerful TED Talks such as the “The Power of Vulnerability,” which has gained over 40 million views, and one of the most viewed TEDTalks in the world.

Brown is the author of Dare to Lead, The Courage to Stand Alone,  Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging, Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution, and How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.

She also wrote The Gifts of Imperfection: Letting Go of Who We Think We Should Be and Embracing Who We Are, Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power, and I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power. 

Brown was voted as one of Houston’s most influential women of 2009 by Woman Magazine. In 2016, the Huffington Foundation honored Brown by pledging $2 million over four years to fund the Brené Brown Endowed Chair in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston.

Brene Brown Complete Booklist & Summary

Here is Brene Brown’s list of books along with a short summary:

1) Women and Shame: Reaching Out, Speaking Truths and Building Connection – 2004

  • Brene Brown books 1Book Summary: A compelling and provocative exploration of the complexities of shame and its impact on women’s lives. Based on interviews with over 200 women, here are ideas, information, and strategies for understanding shame across a wide range of topics, including appearance, sex, body image, motherhood, parenting, health, and aging, supported by poignant and relevant case examples. Four key elements that allow women to transform shame into connection and acceptance are identified and explained. Original.
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2) I Thought It Was Just Me – 2007

  • Brene Brown books 2Book Summary: Researcher, thought leader, and New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown offers a liberating study on the importance of our imperfections—both to our relationships and to our own sense of self The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. Everywhere we turn, there are messages that tell us who, what and how we’re supposed to be. So, we learn to hide our struggles and protect ourselves from shame, judgment, criticism and blame by seeking safety in pretending and perfection. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, is the leading authority on the power of vulnerability, and has inspired thousands through her top-selling books Daring GreatlyRising Strong, and The Gifts of Imperfection, her wildly popular TEDx talks, and a PBS special. Based on seven years of her ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, 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. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we’re all in this together. Brown writes, “We need our lives back. It’s time to reclaim the gifts of imperfection—the courage to be real, the compassion we need to love ourselves and others, and the connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life. These are the gifts that bring love, laughter, gratitude, empathy and joy into our lives.”
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3) The Gifts of Imperfection – 2010

  • Brene Brown books 3Book Summary: When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we are worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection—which has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages, and Forbes recently named one of the “Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life”—we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world. A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts”  are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life. Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.
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4) Daring Greatly – 2012

  • Book Summary: The #1 New York Times bestseller. 1 million copies sold! Don’t miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage!From thought leader Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—Theodore RooseveltEvery day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.
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5) Men, Women and Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough – 2012

  • Brene Brown books 5Book Summary: We Are Enough: Engaging with the World from a Place of WorthinessWhat does it take to be secure in our sense of belonging and self-worth? We may hustle to attain this security through achievements, meeting expectations, or repeating affirmations to ourselves – but Dr. Brené Brown’s research has shown there is ultimately one obstacle to our sense of worthiness. “Shame is the barrier,” she teaches, “and building shame resilience is how we overcome it.” With Men, Women, and Worthiness, Dr. Brown draws upon more than 12 years of investigation to reveal how we can disarm the influence of shame to cultivate a life of greater courage, joy, and love. In this rich and heartfelt examination of this pivotal element of happiness, she invites you to explore:
    • The differences and similarities between the experience of shame for men and women.
    • Guilt vs. shame – why one is a useful force for growth, while the other keeps us small.
    • The four elements of shame resilience – identifying our triggers, practicing critical awareness, sharing our story, and speaking honestly about shame.
    • Empathy as the primary antidote to shame.

    “Whether you are a man, woman, or child, every one of us has the irreducible need for love and belonging,” Dr. Brown teaches. “A sense of self-worth, unhindered by the inner voices of shame, allows us to meet that need.” With the warmth, candor, and humor that has made her a celebrated speaker, Brené Brown offers a road map for navigating the emotions that hold us back-so we can cultivate a life of authenticity and connection.

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6) The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection, and Courage – 2012

  • Brene Brown books 6Book Summary: Show Up and Let Yourself be SeenIs vulnerability the same as weakness? “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.” On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise―that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.”The Power of Vulnerability is a very personal project for me,” Brené explains. “This is the first place that all of my work comes together. This audio course draws from all three of my books―it’s the culmination of everything I’ve learned over the past 12 years. I’m very excited to weave it all into a truly comprehensive form that shows what these findings and insights can mean in our lives.”Guidance and Insights for Wholehearted LivingOver the past 12 years, Dr. Brené Brown has interviewed hundreds of people as part of an ongoing study of vulnerability. “The research shows that we try to ward disappointment with a shield of cynicism, disarm shame by numbing ourselves against joy, and circumvent grief by shutting off our willingness to love,” explains Dr. Brown. When we become aware of these patterns, she teaches, we begin to become conscious of how much we sacrifice in the name of self-defense―and how much richer our lives become when we open ourselves to vulnerability.”In my research,” Dr. Brown says, “the word I use to describe people who can live from a place of vulnerability is wholehearted.” Being wholehearted is a practice―one that we can choose to cultivate through empathy, gratitude, and awareness of our vulnerability armor. Join this engaging and heartfelt teacher on The Power of Vulnerability as she offers profound insights on leaning into the full spectrum of emotions―so we can show up, let ourselves be seen, and truly be all in.Highlights: Cultivating shame resilience―the key to developing a sense of worth and belonging
    • Vulnerability as the origin point for innovation, adaptability, accountability, and visionary leadership
    • Our emotional armory―how we use perfectionism, numbing, and other tactics to avoid feeling vulnerable
    • The myths of vulnerability―common misconceptions about weakness, trust, and self-sufficiency
    • Discovering your vulnerability armor―recognizing what makes us shut down, and how we can change
    • The 10 guideposts of wholehearted living―essential skills for becoming fully engaged in life
    • Six hours of stories, warm humor, and transformative insights for living a life of courage, authenticity, and compassion from Dr. Brené Brown
    Course objectives:Recognize emotional armory and recognizing what makes us shut down―how we use perfectionism, numbing, and other tactics to avoid feeling vulnerable
    • Discussing the cultivation of shame resilience–the key to developing a sense of worth and belonging
    • Discussing the myths of vulnerability―common misconceptions about weakness, trust, and self-sufficiency
    • Defining vulnerability as the origin point for innovation, adaptability, accountability, and visionary leadership
    • Summarizing the 10 guideposts of wholehearted living―essential skills for living a life of courage, authenticity, and compassion
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7) The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection – 2013

  • Brene Brown books 7Book Summary: We all know that perfect parenting does not exist, yet we still struggle with the social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. These messages are powerful and we end up spending precious time and energy managing perception and the carefully edited versions of the families we show to the world. On The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, Dr. Brené Brown invites us on a journey to transform the lives of parents and children alike. Drawing on her 12 years of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame, she presents ten guideposts to creating what she describes as “wholehearted” families where each of us can continually learn and grow as we reach our full potential.”It’s actually our ability to embrace imperfection that will help us teach our children to have the courage to be authentic, the compassion to love themselves and others, and the sense of connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life,” states Dr. Brown. The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting is a practical and hopeful program for raising children who know that they are worthy of love, belonging, and joy.
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8) Rising Strong – 2015

  • Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.Don’t miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage!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. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents—shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort.Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we’re feeling; we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are.ONE OF GREATER GOOD’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR“[Brené Brown’s] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we’ve all had but haven’t quite known how to articulate. . . . Brené empowers us each to be a little more courageous.”—The Huffington Post
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9) Summary – Rising Strong: The Reckoning – the Rumble – the Revolution – 2017

  • Book Summary: Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brené Brown – Book Summary – Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.)Get ready to risk being more vulnerable in order to become stronger and attain true happiness.Being vulnerable is one of the things that humans fear the most. Just think about it, it’s pretty scary. Showing your “weaknesses” to other people willingly with no guarantee of a positive outcome is terrifying. However, social scientist Brené Brown claims that it’s the true path to happiness.(Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way)“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness it’s our greatest measure of courage.” – Brené BrownBrené Brown used his expertise as a researcher in order to find the common denominator in people that achieved true happiness and success in their lives. What he found, was amazing. The people who were studied were well aware of the power of emotion and weren’t scared of being vulnerable, they recognized its power, even if they didn’t realize it. The path to bliss through vulnerability is a hard one but in the end, it will be worth it. Brené Brown is here to guide you every step of the way.Recognize the power of emotion and let yourself be vulnerable in order to achieve true bliss! Be brave, be happy.P.S. Rising Strong is an extremely helpful book that will guide you in the ultimate pursuit of happiness.P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan’s mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating.Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the “Buy now with 1-Click” Button to Get Your Copy.Why Abbey Beathan’s Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You?
    • Amazing Refresher if you’ve read the original book before
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10) Summary of Rising Strong: Includes Key Takeaways & Analysis – 2017

  • Book Summary: Don’t miss out on the fresh perspective of bestselling author and social scientist Brené Brown in this summary of her book, Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution. This FastReads Summary contains full chapter synopses, key takeaways, and analysis to help you quickly understand Brown’s insight and turn your own vulnerability into strength today. What Will You Learn from Reading This Book?
    How vulnerability and courage can change your perspective
    How to deal with criticism
    How to deal with grief
    How to deal with failure
    The importance of integration
    How to go through life using the three steps of vulnerability
    How to own your story
    How to live daringly
    Book Summary Overview
    Brené Brown’s Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution is a refreshing book that helps the reader understand the value in falling down in life—that it is only falling that allows us to get back up.It is through these times that we fall that we are truly tested, and you can learn how to take your own personal failures and transform them into positives in your life. Brené Brown teaches exactly how to embrace our vulnerabilities in her book without getting lost in lofty scientific terms. Her relatable stories mean that anyone can absorb the incredibly valuable lessons she is trying to teach.If you’re looking for a way to grow as a human being, to embrace your faults, and to learn from them, this summary of Brené Brown’s Rising Strong is exactly what you need to do it.Click Buy Now with 1-Click to Own Your Copy Today! Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.
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11) Summary of the Gifts of Imperfection – 2017

  • Book Summary: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are is a prominent self-help book by Brené Brown that has sold over two million copies and has been translated into thirty languages. This New York Times bestselling book uses anecdotes and research to create a coherent, enjoyable reading experience. Throughout the book, Brown teaches how we should learn wholehearted living, so we can fully embrace the different opportunities and joys life provides us.
    An expert on shame, Brené Brown brings her professional expertise to her book to show readers how to cultivate self-worth and let go of the perfectionistic tendencies that make it hard for people to feel fulfilled in life. Brown came upon her conclusions after she experienced burnout professionally and sought therapy to fix her broken relationship with success and worth. She shares professional and personal wisdom that helps readers reorient their relationships with themselves. Brown expertly leads readers, using ten guideposts that target different emotional entities, to improve our lives within our bodies, minds, and souls. Ultimately, Brown encourages readers to leave behind the people we feel pressured to be and to be instead the versions of ourselves who make us the happiest. This summary captures the key takeaways found in the original book. All fluff and unnecessary information has been removed to save you hours of time. If you’ve already read the original, this summary will help you cement the most important lessons. If you haven’t, don’t worry, here you will find all the practical information that you can apply.
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12) Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice – 2017

  • Book Summary: With her previous best sellers, Dr. Brené Brown helped us realize that vulnerability is the birthplace for trust, belonging, joy, creativity, and love. Yet a willingness to be vulnerable means accepting that life will sometimes knock us down. Where do we find the strength to get back up? In her research for her breakthrough book Rising Strong, Brené discovered a key factor. “Without exception,” she says, “the concept of spirituality emerged from the data as a critical component of overcoming struggle.”In Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice, Brené offers an in-depth exploration of this critical and oft-misunderstood aspect of wholehearted living. Here she defines spirituality as something not reliant on religion, theology, or dogma – rather, it is a belief in our interconnectedness and in a loving force greater than ourselves. Whether you access the sacred through traditional worship, solitary meditation, communion with nature, or creative pursuits, one thing is clear: Rising strong after falling is a spiritual practice that brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives.
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13) Braving the Wilderness – 2017

  • Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection

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    HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK“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. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that we’re experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, “True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that’s rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it’s easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.” Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, “The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.”
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14) Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. – 2018

  • Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Don’t miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage! NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG
    Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start. Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? In this new book, Brené Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions of readers have come to expect and love. Brown writes, “One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It’s learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It’s why we’re here.”Whether you’ve read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or you’re new to Brené Brown’s work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.
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15) I Thought It Was Just Me : Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough” – 2019

  • Book Summary: Researcher, thought leader, and New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown offers a liberating study on the importance of our imperfections—both to our relationships and to our own sense of selfThe quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. Everywhere we turn, there are messages that tell us who, what and how we’re supposed to be. So, we learn to hide our struggles and protect ourselves from shame, judgment, criticism and blame by seeking safety in pretending and perfection. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, is the leading authority on the power of vulnerability, and has inspired thousands through her top-selling books Daring GreatlyRising Strong, and The Gifts of Imperfection, her wildly popular TEDx talks, and a PBS special. Based on seven years of her ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, 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. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we’re all in this together. Brown writes, “We need our lives back. It’s time to reclaim the gifts of imperfection—the courage to be real, the compassion we need to love ourselves and others, and the connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life. These are the gifts that bring love, laughter, gratitude, empathy and joy into our lives.”
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