Format: Audio Book (CD)
Dimensions: 6.69 × 5.91 × 0.79 in
Published: May 22, 2012
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1455883549
ISBN - 13: 9781455883547
From the Publisher
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on
shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the
power of Wholehearted living?a way of engaging with the world from
a place of worthiness.
Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and
the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to
believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives,
we''d no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and
perfect, all the while thinking, "What if I can''t keep all of
these balls in the air? Why isn''t everyone else working harder and
living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or
give up? When can I stop proving myself?"
In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and
spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage,
compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, "No
matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough,"
and to go to bed at night thinking, "Yes, I am sometimes afraid,
but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but
that doesn''t change the truth that I am worthy of love and
About the Author
Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., is a writer and research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. A dynamic speaker, she frequently presents on the topic of shame resilience at conferences and public events. Visit her popular blog (www.ordinarycourage.com) to learn more.