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Brought to you by Penguin.

The 10th-anniversary edition of the game-changing number one New York Times best seller, featuring a new foreword.

For more than a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveller. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh and, on occasion, cry with you. And what's now become a movement all started with The Gifts of Imperfection, which has sold more than two million copies in 35 different languages across the globe.

What transforms this audiobook from written word to effective daily practices are the 10 guideposts to wholehearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way.

Brené writes, 'This book is an invitation to join a wholehearted revolution. A small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, "My story matters because I matter." Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance.'

©2020 Brené Brown (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Love hearing Brené read it this time!

I bought the book again as it had been a while since I’d listened to it and although the previous narrator was good, I really wanted to hear Brené reading her own words. It didn’t disappoint. The concepts in the book are so simple it makes you wonder why you haven’t properly integrated them into your life before. But Brené packages it in a way that is refreshing and makes you breathe a sigh of relief. You won’t regret listening to it.

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Hard to listen to

Some interesting ideas but a little hard to listen to. Author seems very interested in her own achievements and keeps repeating them. I could not finish it.

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This book gave the gift of SELF compassion

I love love LOVE Brené Brown and her work! And I love her narration of this book also! She has a very humble, personable way of talking and explains her work! And her sense of humour makes the book all that much more relatable and there for quicker for you to truly absorb the lessons within it! Get the book! Trust me I NEVER write reviews- you won’t regret buying this book!

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Refreshing listen

I love the honesty. Thank you. Heart, integrity, joy, appreciation and respect for the arts, too.

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Inspiring, deeply emotive at times but incredibly positive

This book is one of the great books that inspires and really challenges you at the same time.. all in a very positive way. I needed this; although many books lead you on the right path; this book woke up really difficult things that I really needed to address... highly recommend

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Most impactful book I’ve read

Would (and have already) recommend this book to anyone who wants to live a fuller life, but doesn’t quite know what to change. I’m new to Brené’s work, I have only discovered the TED/Netflix work this week, and suddenly my life makes more sense to me and I feel like I might have the next steps to living a more wholehearted life!

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Thank you

Dear Brené Brown,

Thank you for sharing your truth.

Yours sincerely.

An Audible Listener 🙂

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Best thing i’ve ever listened to

Cant quite believe i’ve never listened to this before. People have suggested it to me but it must not have been the time. Never related more to something, parenting, anxiety, living up to my own and external expectations. This is a must read/listen to.

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Another epic body of work from this writer!!

it might be 10 years old but this work is very relevant to today's world!! very impressive!!

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Insightful

I got so much from this book which shone a light into dark dake places of my soul.

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  • 16-10-20

Another touched imperfect life!

I finally have answers for WWWH for all the voices in my head that brought so much pain that not only stopping me to grow but most importantly blocking me to live a free, wholehearted meaningful life that can come from my own worthiness of love and belonging. A must read !

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  • Rikki Sheterline
  • 17-10-21

Such insights

Having this book read by the author made a massive difference to me. Hearing the book in Brown’s voice gave it extra strength. The book showed the chinks in my armour that I thought were chinks, but which are really imperfections that I need to live with, accept and work on.
I followed the book on audible and in hardcopy as part of a reading group / book club and it has made a huge change to my understanding of myself. I cried a lot.
I would recommend this to anybody - individually or shared in a group.

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  • Kazeriel
  • 06-07-21

A sense of being understood and empathised with

I have always loved Berne’s work. It has allowed me to understand and change so much of myself. I started of reading Rising Strong. This book is the fundamentals what wholehearted living is.

It’s engaging, heartfelt and fun to listen to with Brene narrating it herself. I can not wait for the next book.

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  • Paola
  • 18-06-21

My First and Definitely Not My Last

I've been a fan of Brené Brown and her work for a while but have been mainly following video talks and podcasts. I don't know why it took me so long to read her work - maybe because I was afraid it would be too textbook-y and hard to follow or too abstract on the page. Thank God for Audible. Finally, after so long, I "picked up" a book and was so happy I did. I was able to go deeper and get my "fill" of the concepts and ideas she studies and explores since she can really go into it, take her time, and give many examples and illustrations (it's her book and her time, afterall). Also having Brené narate it gave me that same anecdotal, casual and disarming experience I enjoy so much when watching or listening to her. Thanks Audible and Brené! On to the next!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-04-21

Life changing

Loved everything about it. From cover to back! I could listen to Brene’s voice and her inspirations forever