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Title:Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Authors:Brene Brown
Info:Gotham (2012), Hardcover, 256 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:nonfiction, courage, risk, self-worth, daring greatly, shame, vulnerability

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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown (2012)


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Rarely do I give a book 5 stars, but for me, this book was nothing less than transformative. Brene Brown comes across as a regular, flawed person who has found her way out of the dark with a great deal of effort. For her to be able to deliver this information on how she did it and we can too in a funny, uplifting manner is an incredible accomplishment. If you have never struggled with vulnerability, then you are very lucky- but this book might not be for you. If you a person that struggles every day to believe you are good enough, despite your many achievements, I cannot recommend this book enough. Diving deeper into what the underlying causes of that "not got enough" feeling are was illuminating for me. Now that I understand it, I too can muster the courage to Dare Greatly. I am immensely grateful for this book and for Brown's bravery in writing it. ( )
1 vote JenBurge | Mar 20, 2015 |
Brene brown changed my life. ( )
  katelhardman | Oct 1, 2014 |
I've been a fan of Brene Brown ever since I stumbled across a video of a TED talk she did a few years back. I initially tracked down a library copy of this book but quickly realized I needed to buy a copy so that I could mark it up.
Dr. Brown has done extensive research on the corrosive role that shame plays in human relations. She sees admitting our innate vulnerability as the secret to healing ourselves and connecting with others.
Lots of food for thought in this book. ( )
  dickmanikowski | Aug 31, 2014 |
Fantastic book says I who doesn't really like self-help books and rarely, if ever, have actually ever finished one. But this one is so relatable and well-written with just the right about of humor that I enjoyed it immensely. It also could not have come at a better time in my life when I was on the verge of chickening out or daring greatly and with Ms. Brown's help. I went for it and it was not not as painful as I imagined. I still didn't succeed in the typical sense of the word, but I showed up and sometimes that counts as a victory. ( )
  she_climber | Mar 11, 2014 |
A new favorite quote, from Theodore Roosevelt: "It's 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 person who is in the arena. Whose face is marred with dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly ... who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly ..."

And this from a person who writes little critical comments about all the books she reads.

And is constantly dismayed with the State of the World.

A reminder to self: Spend more time in the arena and less in the stands. ( )
  debnance | Jan 4, 2014 |
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At times her [Brown's] suggestions sound like the satirical affirmations of the Stuart Smalley character from TV's Saturday Night Live: "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me." But she also offers good insights into how people don personal armor to shield themselves from vulnerability.
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. . . when I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary.
The word persona is the Greek term for “stage mask.” [...F]itting in and belonging are not the same thing. [...] I get to be me if I belong. I have to be like you to fit in.
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Based on twelve years of research, thought leader Dr. Brene Brown argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.

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