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Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better Audiobook

Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better: Wise Advice for Leaning into the Unknown

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Publisher's Summary

When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chödrön promised that she'd speak at the commencement ceremony. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better contains the wisdom shared on that day. "What do we do when life doesn't go the way we hoped?" begins Pema. "We say 'I'm a failure.'" But what if failing wasn't just "okay"... but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being?

Here, Pema Chödrön offers us her heartfelt advice on facing the unknown - in ourselves and in the world - and how our missteps can open our eyes to see new possibilities and purpose. For listeners of all faiths who are at a life crossroads, this brilliant gem of kindness and clarity is sure to earn its place in our kitchens, offices, and backpacks, ready to help us get back on our feet and into our hearts. Includes an in-depth interview with Pema Chödrön and Tami Simon.

©2015 Pema Chödrön (P)2015 Pema Chödrön

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  • BARBARA J NELSON
    22/01/16
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    "The perfect listen at the perfect time!"

    As I listened to this piece I was driving to & from physical therapy for a high ankle sprain I suffered just before Christmas. This was my second Christmas without my dearly beloved husband of 45 years, who died of lung cancer on April 23rd, 2014. On January 7th, my employer of 15 years phoned to say that my position was being eliminated effective next Monday. I am now a 70 year old soon to be unemployed exercise specialist and Pilates teacher. Listening to Pema Chdron's excellent commencement address buoyed me up and prepared me to catch the next wave. Thank you so much for this humorous and inspiring listen.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle Y Talbert
    3/09/15
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    "Amazing content unfortunate sound"

    Pens has an amazing way of sharing lessons. This was a great listen...however at times the lack of pop filter for the interviewer made the whistling S's actually painful to my ears.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Shirley
    SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, United States
    2/09/15
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    "Excellent."

    Inspiring and valuable. I'm so glad Pema's books are on Audible! She delivers life lessons with joy and humor. I highly recommend it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Leonard
    25/09/15
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    "Surprisingly good (for me)"

    15 min in I feared this was going to be some hippy-duppy new-age yatt, but there were a lot of points here with potential to reinforce ideas I've fostered, or forgotten about, which are positive for my own personal development

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • David Wetmore
    22/09/15
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    "Exceptional!"

    This is a must read for anyone stuck in the not knowing. That's the place where miracles form.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Sam Liebowitz
    New York
    6/09/15
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    "perfect message for today"

    I was not overly familiar with Pema's work before this, but I found her engaging and wise at the same time. an enjoyable and helpful listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • john r kratzer
    portland, OR, US
    6/12/15
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    "Helpful honest conversation."

    Pema Chodron offers a unique ability to provide wisdom and honesty in a way that is both supportive and challenging. If you have struggled with feeling like you were a failure she inspires you to go deeper into your own limited sense of yourself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • avis strong
    Dallas, TX United States
    20/05/16
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    "So much wisdom"

    A lot to chew on about why we struggle and how to productively care for ourselves when we fail. I appreciate how honest she is sharing her personal failures.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • drika shak
    9/05/16
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    "A Fresh Breeze to the mind"

    Very very inspiring and comforting teachings for those difficult times in life.
    Like a fresh breeze to clear the mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph Toretti
    7/03/16
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    "Pema does it again!"

    She's got a way of quickly cutting to the heart of the issues we all face and gently bringing them to light. Here she focuses on facing failure, dispelling the solely negative view, and rising above in the direction that is most helpful for us. Great listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • kjzee
    29/10/15
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    "More heartfelt words from Pema"

    This is composed of two parts. Part One is a speech that Pema gave to a graduation ceremony at a University in the US. Part Two is an interview with Tami Simon. Both are interesting, discussing the theme of failing, and failing better.

    Of the two parts I found the interview much more insightful. The first part is enjoyable to listen to, Pema is always insightful, compassionate and funny. But the second part gave a real insight in to her own life experiences, the path she has taken, and her life in relation to the theme. I thought the questions were kindly and carefully presented and presented real opportunity for teaching.

    Short but recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Giyah
    2/09/15
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    "Not what I thought it would be"
    Would you try another book written by Pema Chödrön or narrated by Pema Chödrön?

    No


    What could Pema Chödrön have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It was not very profound or core shaking, just a conversation. I didn't feel it was meaningful for me. May be it could be the right one for someone else. Just not for me!


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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