Which character — as performed by Lauren Fortgang — was your favorite? I have heard the author's talk on TED highly recommended so I have heard her speak and really enjoy her speaking style. She has a snappy, dry wit that would have been most enjoyable to listen to. But the reader's voice is pleasant. Any additional comments? This book came along at a perfect time for me. I have been accompanied by shame my entire life, this book showed me how to process shame and negativity instead of carrying them around with me. It not only discussed the topic but showed me new ways to move forward.
I can truly say I am and my relationships are better for having listened to this book and I will listen over and over. To the reviewers point about the book dealing too heavily with children and family issues. I do not have children and found it perfectly enjoyable and was able to extrapolate the point the author was trying to make. It is not a book on or about family. It's about how we choose to live our lives. The author has children and that is the paradigm she speaks from. It by no means diminishes the meaning for those of us without. The work is based on Brown's research.
It expands on the YouTube videos. I wish we could all have the courage to work though the issues that she puts to paper so to speak. I have read this book much the same way as I do many of the books like this, which are in my library--helter skelter and then go back to the beginning and read it beginning to end. I study this work from a slightly different angle. Our imperfections are our gifts--what we bring to the table to make this a better place to live. Reading with an open heart is essential otherwise the person walks away disappointed and put off.
Brown's work is not a how to. Her work does give real to life examples that requires us to listen and then do the work--does it speak to you and if so then search for your solution and do your work. She makes visible the shift of consciousness. Well worth the time. How did the narrator detract from the book? I am going to have to read this book instead of listening to the Audible version. The artist utilized has such a high pitched voice, whistles her "s", and has a hard "g" at the end of words. I find it impossible to concentrate on the writing!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Set time aside on a Saturday. Hated the narration style. It was really hard to pay attention or even like the content of the book with this awfull style of narration. I might even just go ahead and buy the book in order to really enjoy this book as I'd wanted to. Also, I had to put the speed to 0. Reading this book is like a "feel good" session with a therapist. It encourages you to let go of your imperfections and live more whole heartedly.
When listening to the stories in the book, you realize all those little negative thoughts that stop you from being authentic for example, "he's being a jerk" instead of "he said something that was true and painful. The journey towards wholehearted living is a practice you would do everyday or try as much as you can. I'm sure the key points that I take away from this book now are those things meaningful to me at this point in my life. I plan to read the book again and see if I find other things to work on. This was a valuable book that I may later re-read.
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The author, Brene Brown, relates various fears, such as the fear of failure and the fear of rejection, to the overriding emotion of shame. I found most of her ideas to be well presented and on point. The author doesn't venture much into religion, but where she does, she doesn't commit to anything, she just has a very vague view of how that fits into her world view.
I didn't agree with her vague views and found them distracting in relation to the rest of the book. She sounded like she was tryng too hard to not offend anyone to present a real perspective on the spiritual aspect of the human experience. She did, however, provide a clear explanation of just how the fear of shame impacts and even creates a lot of the other emotions that account for many of our actions. I've actually never heard an author address this topic in this way, and I found it refreshing to hear such a frank discussion of such an important aspect of our existance that we would rather forget about.
Brown reminds us that facing shame and our fear of it can free us to be brave and to forgive ourselves enough to experience joy. The narrator has such a wonderful voice for this type of book. She is simultaneously encouraging and calming. Her voice is sweet with a natural cadence that keeps you engaged. I listened to the book at a speed of 1.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has a problem with the fear of failure and rejection or who feels that no matter what they do, they are somehow doing the wrong thing and missing out on life. It won't, of course, address every problem in life, but you might gain some perspectve that will help you to see some of your problems in the light of how you relate to shame, and that might help you to make better decisions.
After all, isn't that the most one can expect out of a self-help book? Just don't take her vague religious ideas too seriously. Brene Brown is one of my favorite researchers in the field of emotional study. The Gifts of Imperfection is a great illustration of what it means to life a full life along with operational goals and definitions of words like shame, authenticity, and vulerability.
She uses anecdotes and research to make these points in a powerful way. My only disappointment with the audio book is the narrator, who is not at all a bad narrator, just isn't at all like Brene Brown. Her voice and way of speaking is moving and powerful to say the least. I was disappointed not to hear her voice on the audiobook since she's inspiring, funny, and kind of comforting to me. I bought this book after watching an amazing youtube video of her Ted Talk.
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Instead, she talked about her own life which is only semi-interesting. And she also spent a lot of time defining key terms, which also got old after a while. Using her own life as the only example came acrosss as self-involved, and it really limited the whole scope of the book. She should have included her own story in the introduction as a way of framing her main points and then delved into the research in the body of the book.
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The most intuitive, emotionally-intelligent boobs I have ever read. Recommended for everyone who have feelings or interact with other human beings!!
I found this book really easy to listen to. I like the narrator's style. The book was a series of strories with a life application and a good dose of humour and down-to-earthness. I found it made a lot of sense. It is not a list of "how to"s which I found a refreshing change.
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I am planning to listen to it again to make sure I squeeze every last drop of value out of it Another great book by Brene that you cant help but relate to and it somehow lets you understand yourself that bit better. Only draw back for me was that it wasn't Brene reading. Its just not the same. The reader was clear, well spoken and perfectly understandable but it just doesn't get the message across quite like Brene.
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Realising I did some of the things mentioned and I could easily change this. It was fine, she sounded like she was actually talking to you rather than reading but was a little robotic sounding when reading quotes. If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? Be yourself: Life is too short to worry about what others think.
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Definitely worth listening too, give it a chance it may just change your life. This book is amazing, so helpful and informative. I love this book - if you've seen Brene Brown's TED talk you'll already know her style - impassioned, funny and inpeciably researched. This book's practical in it's focus - lots of tools and ideas to help improve your ability to live a more 'whole hearted' life.
The only disappointment is that Brene Brown doesn't narrate it.
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