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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio Penguin; 1st Thus edition (4 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670923540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670923540
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A wonderful book: urgent, essential and fun to read. I couldn't put it down, and it continues to resonate with me' (Seth Godin, author of Linchpin)

It's thought-provoking stuff (Stella Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph)

Brené writes with wisdom, wit, candor and a deep sense of humanity. You should read this book. I double dare you (Sir Ken Robinson)

The brilliantly insightful Brené draws upon extensive research and personal experience to explore the paradoxes of courage. I can't stop thinking about this book (Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project)

In an age of constant pressure to conform and pretend, Daring Greatly offers a compelling alternative. Dare to read this book! (Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup)

The world needs more guides like her who are showing us a wiser way to our inner world. Daring Greatly is all the navigation you'll need (Maria Shriver)

About the Author

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Her groundbreaking work was featured on Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday, NPR, and CNN. Her TED talk is one of the most watched TED talks of all time. Brené is also the author of The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't).

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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Irvine on 4 Feb 2013
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Like other readers I strongly suggest you view her TED talks - but this book is an amplification and detailed explanation of the talk - it really enhances what she's saying.
First, for those unfamiliar with Brene's work, she is a 'proper' academic, researcher, but working in the less common academic field of studying vulnerablilty and shame. Now before you decide this book isn't for you - just think about some of these things she's discovered.

As we get older, wiser and more bruised by life's events - a lot of us try to shut down our feelings of vulnerability so we don't get hurt any more. We also try to comply to society's stereotypes of our gender (these are completely different for men and women - as a woman I thought the social prssure to be thin, pretty and have a perfect home was bad - just read her research on men's straitjacket). The problem is with this, is that we numb all our feelings. So if you don't feel bad, you don't feel good either. She identifies that so many of us believe we can avoid unhappiness by forboding - who hasn't had a moment of 'everything is going well - disaster must be about to strike', rather than accepting that if bad things happen, the missing out on enjoying the preceeding good years won't help?

I'm explaining this badly - she does it really well, with honesty, vulnerability and humour. I urge you to try this book - I don't think you will regret it. It will change your perspective on life, your approach to parenting and contributes to a more joyful, less scared and angry middle-years period.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By blubell roux on 28 July 2013
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This book is healing, insightful, reflective, inspiring, challenging and hopeful. For those wishing to lead a more compassionate, loving and forgiving life, with teachings and practices of how to have all of the above, while also having boundaries, knowing your worth and not allowing yourself to be a door mat, this book is a pathway to such enlightenment. A must have for those seeking and walking 'the path'.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jan Hoglund on 16 Dec 2012
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Being vulnerable is not a weakness, it requires great courage. Avoiding uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure limits our lives. Fear leads to disconnection and lost opportunities. Our only choice is really to dare greatly and engage fully in our lives. It's only by showing up and letting ourselves be seen that we can make those unique contributions that only we can make.

In the book, Brené Brown explores what drives our fear of being vulnerable, how we are protecting ourselves from vulnerability, and - most importantly - how we can engage with vulnerability so that we can live our lives fully. As the book title says, this has consequences for how we live, love, parent, and lead.

Personally, I'm very interested in how the courage of being vulnerable can transform the way we lead. The most significant problems which people talked with Brené about stems from disengagement, the lack of feedback, the fear of staying relevant amid rapid change, and the need for clarity of purpose. She emphasizes the importance of taking direct action when blame and shame (bullying, public criticism & reprimands, reward systems that intentionally belittle people) is used as a management tool, because management by fear is very unproductive and totally unacceptable.

Brené provides a very well researched and important perspective on leadership, teaching, and parenting. I warmly recommend her book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Penny Fray on 15 Aug 2013
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Daring Greatly should be a compulsory read for all teachers and Parents. Brene shows so clearly how the malaise of modern society has built up the fear and shame culture. An excellent book with so much good advice about how to improve your relationships and transform the way you live.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Blue Monday on 11 July 2013
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This book starts out well and is interesting, but like so many lifestyle-changing books, it runs out of steam quickly and just repeats itself. Overall I found nothing new here - a basic bit of CBT about changing how we view ourselves and how we present to the world; accept yourself as you are and "to thine own self be true".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Papadopoulos on 29 Jun 2014
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Reading Brené Brown is like talking to a fabulously wonderful grandmother (I know she's much younger than that) that has also researched the project with modern methods. She gets to the crux of shame and other stuff that we face daily and almost constantly. In fact all this happens at a rate that we have no time to analyze them. She does! And boy does it get to the bottom of several problems we face as human beings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Williams on 26 July 2014
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This book has the potential to change your life. An absolutely brilliant read and an absolutely must for the person who is seeking to understand patterns of behaviours and how they affect our every day lives. I have learned that stepping out and allowing myself to be vulnerable is indeed the key to happiness. Thank you Brene Brown!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Maria Roegiers on 7 Jan 2013
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I saw her TED-talks and simply had to buy her latest book.
She is candid, thorough and funny and this is a book I shall go back to many, many times.
A very courageous woman indeed.
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