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  • By: Brené Brown
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The Gifts of Imperfection

By: Brené Brown
Narrated by: Brené Brown
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Brought to you by Penguin.

The 10th-anniversary edition of the game-changing number one New York Times best seller, featuring a new foreword.

For more than a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveller. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh and, on occasion, cry with you. And what's now become a movement all started with The Gifts of Imperfection, which has sold more than two million copies in 35 different languages across the globe.

What transforms this audiobook from written word to effective daily practices are the 10 guideposts to wholehearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way.

Brené writes, 'This book is an invitation to join a wholehearted revolution. A small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, "My story matters because I matter." Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance.'

©2020 Brené Brown (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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It all makes sense to me now!

This book might as well have been personally written for me. I have gained a great deal of insight into my struggles and gremlins. I have listened to the various chapters and guideposts multiple times and keep finding more valuable information the more I listen to it. I much prefer Brené narrating her own work, as I am struggling to keep going with another of her titles which has been narrated by someone else.

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So perfectly imperfect, I could cry

I actually cried, laughed, lived all the book. So good that I just want to listen again.

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A valuable read

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Brene describes herself as a storyteller researcher. Her writing is based on her research findings interwoven with personal anecdotes. An easy listen and a valuable read.

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Read while in your 20's and 30's

Its a good book for those that value success as a title or what they own. For those that value values, family and one's health and well being, you're already doing it

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Great book

Love all of Brene Browns books. Her site says start with this one. But I like them all so far. In general I much prefer to listen to authors read their own books too. Not sure why that is but in this case I like the way Brene speaks and explains things.

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Awful

Self indulgent rubbish… such profundity in the mundane, making herself the story… I had high hopes, it was unbearable to listen to

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Loved this book. I'd recommend to perfectionists.

This book also has other great book recommendations. It's an easy book that anyone can understand.

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Fantastic!

Changed my life in the most wonderful ways. It all makes so much more sense now.

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Inspiring

Absolutely loved it. Exactly what I needed to hear at this point in my life.

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Closed this book, and opened it up for a second read

Brené is a loud, proud and courageous Texan, which is everything I am not. However, Brené is so inspirational I feel the power to challenge myself on ideas, beliefs and embrace my thoughts that I perceive as imperfections.

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