The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle, Bren Brown writes, can be our greatest call to courage, and rising strong our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom, and hope....
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Rising Strong Reviews
There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Brené Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and confidence. I may have looked askance at the cult of Brené Brown, with legions of devotees who discovered her through her TED talk gone viral, read her previous works, taken her Oprah-endorsed self-actualization worksho ...more
I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order.
Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability researcher. As she says, "that's garunteed to be a conversation stopper on an airplane...I'm a shame researcher...and I see you." Brown is a qualitative, rather than a quantititative researcher. That means she collects s ...more
I received a complementary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Brené Brown’s new book Rising Strong. From the cover: “If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fail. This is a book about what it takes to get back up.” I had heard Brené Brown speak with her power of vulnerability message but I had never read any of her books. I’m all for positive thinking, and there are a ton of books o ...more
I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook.
**Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience!
I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as much. (I might have been too judgmental)
Personal things I'm looking at from this book:
TIMES I HIDE OUT and SHUT down: in front of my mother-in-law and my brother-in-law!
Isn't that enough to look at?
I think so. End of revi ...more
A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or research to support her beliefs, she just pulls out a quote from a song or spiritual leader to fill the gap. I can't imagine what the folks at her university think of all this.
I am sure her message will help people who ...more
Having read all of Ms. Brown’s previous books and listened to many of her “talks” via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I’m a “fan”. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others.
Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was “too personal” for me in this book. Perhaps it wasn’t the choice of examples she used but the intricate details. Obviously she felt they were important to make her point and I’m sure some will feel they are helpful, too.
Ms. Brown continu ...more
A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. I thought that the main points in this book were extremely interesting. I loved the topics of research that she discussed: resiliency and mindfulness especially, and also her focus on the importance of re-framing our initial emotional responses to aversive events.
However, my main critique of the book is that I didn't like the stories and vignettes that she gave as examples ...more
When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make.
I used some of her ideas the next day and honestly felt better about my day and communication with the people around me. I grew up in a home that did not deal with emotions nor did we talk about hard things at al ...more