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

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Brown’s theories . . . will draw readers in and have them considering what steps they would dare to take if shame and fear were not present.
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The #1 New York Times bestseller, now in paperback. From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.
 
“It is 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 man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—Theodore Roosevelt

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”

Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.
 

About Brene Brown

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Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, is an educator, writer and nationally renowned lecturer, as well as a member of the research faculty at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, where she studies empathy, shame and vulnerability. She has dedicated her career to understanding how we develop meaningful connections in our lives and how we can become more resilient to the emotions and experiences that are barriers to healthy, loving relationships.
 
Published April 7, 2015 by Avery. 320 pages
Genres: Self Help, Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Daring Greatly
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Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Aug 01 2012

A straightforward approach to revamping one's life from an expert on vulnerability.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Lynne Worley on Jul 23 2012

Brown’s theories . . . will draw readers in and have them considering what steps they would dare to take if shame and fear were not present.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Dr. Joseph S. Maresca on Oct 09 2012

Daring Greatly is an excellent parental resource for managing a plethora of very difficult family issues that arise frequently in the process of raising children.

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City View

Excellent
Reviewed by City View on Dec 12 2012

She is captivating as well as entertaining.

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Psych Central

Excellent
Reviewed by Margarita Tartakovsky on Aug 29 2012

I love what Brown concludes about daring greatly.

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Positive Psychology News Daily

Excellent
Reviewed by Steve Safigan on Nov 14 2012

A deeply personal book that mirrors the vulnerability she shows in her public speaking and facilitation.

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inman News

Excellent
Reviewed by Tara-Nicholle Nelson on Sep 11 2012

Masterfully makes the case that truly living a great life is not possible without the courage and resilience that is possessed only by those who embrace the risks of being vulnerable.

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