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Braving the Wilderness Audiobook

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Braving the Wilderness, written and read by Brené Brown.

'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 polarisation. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping out a clear path to true belonging.

Brown argues that what we're experiencing today is 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 both 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.'

©2017 Brené Brown (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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    "An amazingly deep and moving piece of work"

    I have been captivated by Brene`s wonderful ability to share and engage with the listener about issues that need talking about. Her personal stories give depth and colour which pull you in and leave you wanting more. A beautiful book of stories of true heart and soul.

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    another fantastic book direct from Brene and in her own voice. easy to listen to, harder to really understand and digest as this will require self eork and honest reflection.

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    "So poignant and relevant today"

    Brene has touched a nerve with this book, of what is tearing apart our world and communities today. In my view it is essential reading. On a personal level, Brene again delivers relevant and authentic explanations for her research - and to hear it delivered in her voice was such a gift. I can highly recommend this - even if you don't agree with everything she says it's an important dialogue to be a part of. Thank you Brene for your courage to stand alone and show others an example to do the same.

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    "Wow!"

    What a transformational and delightful read! Thank you. Most important learning (relevant in current climate) is to be careful not to turn advocacy vocabulary into weaponry and that we are sums of more than 1 belief...I pray I can truly do better.

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    "Just awesome!"

    I’d never heard of Brene Brown before I found her book on Audible. OMG just Love what she has to say amazing, inspiring and makes so much sense. 💖

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    "Fantastic"

    This book is amazing...Informative, honest, inspiring, brave, thought provoking. It needs more than one listen. Love Brene reading her own books....the words just come alive.

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    "Tear jerker, deep, amazing, powerful."

    I loved this book. Brene touched on an upsoken part of me, a wound I had no words for, a pain that can't be spoken with such grace, authenticity and truth that I spend most of this book crying or with a frog in my throat. Thank you.

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    just finished listening to this book and going to start all over again. truely inspirational

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    "I am the wilderness!"

    I sit here intertwining tears of sorrow with laughs of joy, I feel a deep sense of release. I feel gotten and heard. Standing alone, belonging nowhere and everywhere.
    Loved hearing Brene's story, I identify so much. I am truely grateful for this text, each one of her books building from the last. The truth literally hitting home in my wild heart.
    But it, listen to it, follow the advice. Heal yourself and help heal our disconnected, spiritually sick world. God bless you brene. I value your vulnerability and courage so much.

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    "Disappointing"

    This book promises a lot, but suffers throughout from repetition, annoying personal anecdotes and self-congratulations. The most interesting aspect of the book is the research, which unfortunately is not really discussed in any detail. Personal truths for the author are presented as absolute truths. Couldn’t recommend I’m afraid :-(

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    Thank you Brene. Learning to stand alone has been my most painful and rewarding journey.

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    "Another excellent book by Brene"

    I have read and enjoyed all of her previous books and the journey that she takes us all on with her. This book was a really enjoyable listen 😊

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  • Heather Gill
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    "Brave and True and Timely!"

    My thanks to Brene for taking the road less travelled and paying the price. You are helping us all to take risks and follow God's Way to freedom, collectively and personally .... by loving our NEIGHBOUR as our SELF. And the only Way to have the power do that is to know God's love for ALL, by GRACE.

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