The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

by Brene Brown, Ph.D.

Hazelden Publishing | September 20, 2010 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are is rated 3.6667 out of 5 by 3.
"This important book is about the lifelong journey from ?What will people think?' to ?I am enough.' Brown's unique ability to blend original research with honest storytelling makes reading The Gifts of Imperfection like having a long, uplifting conversation with a very wise friend who offers compassion, wisdom, and great advice." --Harriet Lerner, New York Times best-selling author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection

"Brené Brown courageously tackles the dark emotions that get in the way of leading a fuller life; read this book and let some of that courage rub off on you." --Daniel H. Pink, New York Times best-selling author of A Whole New Mind

"Courage, compassion, and connection: Through Brené's research, observations, and guidance, these three little words can open the door to amazing change in your life." --Ali Edwards, author of Life Artist

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 The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, Ph.D., a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living ? a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

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 belonging.

Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., is a writer and research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, where she studies how shame affects the way people live, love, parent, work, and build relationships. A dynamic public speaker, she frequently presents on the topic of shame resilience at conferences and public events. Visit her popular blog to learn more.

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Published: September 20, 2010

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1592859895

ISBN - 13: 9781592859894

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read I read this book a few weeks ago, and what an awesome and easy read it was!  "Brown" writes in a simple and easy manner to understand. and gives you lots of "AHA moments" This book is a "pick me upper" and reinstates the fact that though we are not perfect, we need to embrace who we are and what we have to offer.   Great read!!!
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A tough read  The title does not accurately convey the contents of the book.This is a narrative of one woman's struggle with darkness. It is written in first person singular making it an exhausting and irritating tome. I went from reading every word in the first few chapters to skipping to the "point" at the end of the chapters to counting how many times "I" is used in every sentence, paragraph and page. There are many better books out there.
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There needs to be five more stars!!! This book is a life changer for those who need to find a path to belonging and being enough... clear talk to put you on the path to embracing your perfect life... as an imperfect person... I plan to create a support group around the ideas espoused in this book...
Date published: 2014-01-07

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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

by Brene Brown, Ph.D.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 20, 2010

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1592859895

ISBN - 13: 9781592859894

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"This important book is about the lifelong journey from ?What will people think?' to ?I am enough.' Brown's unique ability to blend original research with honest storytelling makes reading The Gifts of Imperfection like having a long, uplifting conversation with a very wise friend who offers compassion, wisdom, and great advice." --Harriet Lerner, New York Times best-selling author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection

"Brené Brown courageously tackles the dark emotions that get in the way of leading a fuller life; read this book and let some of that courage rub off on you." --Daniel H. Pink, New York Times best-selling author of A Whole New Mind

"Courage, compassion, and connection: Through Brené's research, observations, and guidance, these three little words can open the door to amazing change in your life." --Ali Edwards, author of Life Artist

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 The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, Ph.D., a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living ? a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

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 belonging.

Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., is a writer and research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, where she studies how shame affects the way people live, love, parent, work, and build relationships. A dynamic public speaker, she frequently presents on the topic of shame resilience at conferences and public events. Visit her popular blog to learn more.

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