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Daring Greatly

How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Narrated by: Brené Brown
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Daring Greatly, written and read by Brené Brown.

Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect.

In a powerful new vision, Dr. Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength, and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - from revealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research across every area of our lives including home, relationships, work and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous, to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

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©2013 Brené Brown (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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This hits home!

I absolutely loved Brené Brown reading her book Daring Greatly! Why? Because it spoke directly into my heart and mind giving me the tools to live a braver life. I am no pussy cat by any stretch of the imagination but this book together with Rising Strong has transformed my way of thinking and being (I was going to say acting, but it’s not an act anymore) for the better. As I implement the principles from these books on a day to day basis my life feels richer and I feel like I’m becoming a truer version on myself. Thank God for Brené Brown!

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this book dares greatly

this book has changed my relationship with myself in a good way. ank you Brene Brown.

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Loved the Ted Talk , loathed the book

Absolutely loved Brené Brown’s Ted Talk and looked forward to more of the same from the audible book. What a disappointment. I get what she’s trying to say about shame and vulnerability but this just seemed to be lots of spurious facts and figures about how shame is the new Oedipus complex mixed with mundane anecdotes from her life. Combined with Brown’s nasalised twang and the compulsory inclusion of the ‘s’ word at least once in every sentence, I found the book almost unlistenable to. I just had to give up.
If you want to read a book that might really help give you a new perspective on life, give this a miss and try Edith Eger’s ‘The Choice’. Eger’s book is an example of how to write an intelligent and completely engaging psychology self-help book.

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life changing

open your mind and this book will help you be the person you wish you were

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This has been incredibly life changing.

I have thoroughly enjoyed listening, the impact has been profound - as a parent, wife, teacher, health coach and beyond. Thank you so much for the work you do.

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Some great points...but

English is my 3rd language and I love reading English books. That is the reason when I rate books the simplicity and clarity of the idea is also very important to me. There are some great ideas and points about shame, vulnerability and “good enough is good”. However, I expect so much more from this books but I’m not satisfied. I need more reading to be full understand, and this should not be the case.

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Daring greatly

I loved this book . Thankyou so much. I would recommend it to parents but also to anyone facing challenge in their lives. I particularly like your openness and willingness to share your own lived experiences and those of the people you meet. This honesty helps me know that it is ok to be honest about truth and vulnerability.

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Inspiring

A hugely comforting listen. Truly one you carry with you like a protective blanket from scarcity and fear. Helped me understand the world around me. Thank you.

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Life changing

Beautiful. Brené is a phenomenally engaging reader. Listen and give to everyone you know. It will change you

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This one's a keeper

I'll be listening to this again and again.
So many important important ideas explored here.
I love that Brene has narrated this herself: no-one else could do it justice.
Will be recommending to my best friends.