#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In her latest book, Brené Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and be stewards of the stories that we hear. This is the framework for meaningful connection.”
In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances—a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.
Over the past two decades, Brown’s extensive research into the experiences that make us who we are has shaped the cultural conversation and helped define what it means to be courageous with our lives. Atlas of the Heart draws on this research, as well as on Brown’s singular skills as a storyteller, to show us how accurately naming an experience doesn’t give the experience more power, it gives us the power of understanding, meaning, and choice.
Brown shares, “I want this book to be an atlas for all of us, because I believe that, with an adventurous heart and the right maps, we can travel anywhere and never fear losing ourselves.”
*Includes a downloadable PDF of illustrations from the book
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It can be hard to navigate relationships and life choices when your own inner life feels like uncharted territory. Thankfully, Brené Brown is here with a map. The world-renowned expert on vulnerability, empathy, and courage walks us through her own research into human emotions, illustrating her findings with intimate stories of real people. It’s really powerful stuff—especially when narrated by Brown herself, who always makes us feel like we’re communing with an old friend. For example, did you know that anxiety and excitement often give us exactly the same physical sensations? It’s up to us how we define those feelings and whether we perceive them as negative or positive. Brown also offers observations around resentment that will definitely save you from future arguments. (Hint: Resentment’s caused by envy, not anger. So if you’re annoyed at your spouse for relaxing while you clean, just plan some R & R for yourself!) Eye-opening and soul-stirring, Atlas of the Heart will steer you toward a better understanding of your own feelings—and the folks around you.
Another great listen or read, depending on your preference, by Brené Brown that’s well written, researched, and one of the most empowering audiobooks I’ve ever listened to. I highly recommend it.