Daring Greatly

How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

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Publisher Description

The #1 New York Times bestseller. More than 2 million copies sold!

Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us!

From thought leader Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—Theodore Roosevelt

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, MSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”

Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.

Health, Mind & Body
September 11
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Molball ,


Awesome book! I have never been able to identify with so many aspects of a book then apply them to my life. At home, at work and parenting. It has reminded me of my uniqueness and encouraged me to step outside the norm in our culture.

Momoney234 ,

Powerful and Life Altering

A friend of mine recommended this book for me after I had a major altercation with my parents and sibling. Reading this book helped me do a lot of introspection and analysis of the moments and situations that have led to such a blow up. Many run deep since childhood and progressed.

Among many gems, this books explication of shaming and how parents, bosses, can sometimes (in)intentionally create cultures of shame, perfection, and discrimination is so necessary to know.

I really feel like my life has been changed and this book is a must read for anyone who wants to grow and develop into a more self-aware, confident, vulnerable superhuman.

Élias de Kelliwic’h ,

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This book is totally locked. Do not buy.

The point of books is to share knowledge, and i usually like to highlight sentence, take notes and share them to others so they either learn something new or want to buy the book after.

Not with those guys: so greedy that nothing is allowed for sharing. Unbelievable, those people really don't understand why people like to read.

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