The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle, Bren Brown writes, can be our greatest call to courage, and rising strong our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom, and hope....
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Rising Strong Reviews
I didn't care for the long stories...
For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data.
I think it's fine to use a story to help make a point, but sum it up quickly and get to the point is my preference.
Also, some of the stories the author relayed about her own life seemed...immature? I hope she was embellishing to make he ...more
I'll say right away that I love Brene Brown. I've read three of her previous books back to back a few years ago, I've seen her TED talks and several interviews.
This book wasn't what I thought it would be. It has a general feel to it. It talks about attitudes, ways of thinking and processing emotions for a healthier everyday life. Basically, it teaches to deal with anything from mild annoyances to a shitty week at work, or a hard weekend with your parents, or a fight with your husband. Sure, tho ...more
Really a very strong, solid 4.5 stars.
I listened to this book and it took me a long time to really get some momentum with it and understand her approach and definition to things that she refer to - words like "rumbling" and "reckoning" etc. However, this book was fantastic and I'm so grateful I kept moving forward because it was 100% worth my time. This is a book that I want to listen to and read and refer to again and again. I have spoken so highly of it that my husband is now listening to it. ...more
I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now.
Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, but I appreciated how the book made me reconsider events from my own life. It’s the ideas that carry Rising Strong, so as long as you come to it expecting a useful tool rather than a literary experience you shouldn’ ...more
“Rising Strong” is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one’s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly readable, relatable, and actionable self-improvement book.
In her earlier works, Brown references the times in our lives when we will all feel like failures, either personally or professionally. In “Rising Strong” she d ...more
I'd like to rate this 3.5. As expected, Brene Brown proposes really fantastic and applicable processes for us as individuals, families, coworkers etc to recognize conflict and failure, and then rise from it having reckoned with our emotions and taking away 'key learnings.' The process she describes is instantly applicable to all of us, in both small and large scale crises. The fault I find in the book is simply the layout/outline. It takes about 60 pages to get to a real life experience, the boo ...more
Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. “Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it’s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.” If you haven’t gotten used to the language of Brené Brown, now’s a great time to start.
I gave Brown’s last book three stars. But dang, if that book doesn’t haunt me still. Her words—her stories—have a way of burrowing into your soul. When you are at that precipice of argument, Br ...more