#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection"True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives--experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.Brown argues that we're experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we b...
|Title||:||Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone|
|Number of Pages||:||208 pages|
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Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone Reviews
It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently*
Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day.
I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil.
Pithy, perhaps--cliched, maybe. But there's simplicity in the brevity here, as one knows Brown has done an avalanche worth of data analysis to back up her simplified phrases.
I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of Vulnerability. I have watched her TED talks probably a hundred times. I tell every one of my clients to read her books and watch her videos. I'm a huge fan.
However, this book wasn't fun or pleasurable the way her othe ...more
Update Jan 2018:
I read this back in September of last year and forgot to update my review. It was fantastic as always!
Can't wait to read this!!
I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline.
I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put yourself out there, even if you're alone to stand up for what you believe, but this still felt very *white* and from a protected, "majority" space.
Two pieces that frustrated me.
A) At one point, Brown tells the story of a p ...more
I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them.
quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now.
Brené Brown is probably my favorite non-fiction writer. Her stuff is always so good!! This one was so short that after reading it, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. So good both times!! I love when she narrates her own stuff. While after a reading everything she's put out, most of her stuff does get a tad repetitive, this was the exception. Everything here feels so fresh and new. Highly recommend this book and just about anything else she has put out.
The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how to humanize people who believe differently than ourselves, are not easy issues to tackle. Brown does so with research backed data and stories from her own life with ease.
"But the more we're willing to to seek out ...more