The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition: Features a new foreword (CD-Audio)

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Brené Brown is an absolute genius, and this is my favorite of her books. As someone who has had perfectionist tendencies get in the way of my life before, I found this book to be extremely helpful. Brené Brown offers a comprehensive, in-depth, simple to follow, and enlightening guide to embracing your imperfections which I found to be extremely healing. This book was a quick read, but one of the most useful I’ve encountered for helping with anxiety and acceptance.

— Abby Walker


The tenth-anniversary edition of the game-changing #1 New York Times bestseller, featuring a new foreword.

For over a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveler. 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 thirty-five different languages across the globe.

What transforms this book from words on a page to effective daily practices are the ten 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.”

About the Author

Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation–Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. Brené is also a visiting professor in management at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and her latest book, Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership. Brené hosts the Unlocking Us podcast, and her TED talk, “The Power of Vulnerability,” is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world with more than 45 million views. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service on April 19, 2019. Brené lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve. They have two children, Ellen and Charlie.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593340868
ISBN-10: 0593340868
Publisher: Random House Audio
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2020