My edition – meaning: the edition my online library has – advertises it as being in large parts about perfection and how that attitude does us no good.
But it‘s in large parts about shame. And it‘s really late in the book that Brown explains that shame and perfection are two sides of the same medal. Yes, I _can_ believe that but I wish they would market it differently or she would have given this topic more space much earlier in the book.
After about 30 pages I figured it‘s completely sufficient to just skim it.
I liked the idea but the content can‘t keep what cover and marketing blurb promise.
It‘s repetitive. It lacked of hands-on advices. (Which is mean to say because it‘s almost impossible to give such in that field. But … 🤷🏽♀️)
For me, it was all too general – even though I was surprised how much I often behave as recommended.
⚠️ The German translation is bollocks‼️
“Let go what you‘re thinking that you need to be and embrace what you are. Live life from/with all your heart.“
⬆️⬆️⬆️ Yeah, I absolutely know where she‘s aiming to but it‘s that kind of emotionalism that in 9 of 10 times makes me give those self-help books a wide berth. 🤷🏽♀️
Well, Littens, you know this … Yesterday you‘ve been wondering what to read and overnight some of your hold-on‘s are available – plus you find some interesting reads and audiobooks just by browsing your online library‘s catalogue. ☺️
I think it‘s once more time for #BookNerdProblems.
I found one of Brené Brown‘s books in the feed of @I_Like_Big_Books – and thought I give the author a try. By the middle of July it will be available to me from the online library.
It‘s about perfection and requirements concerning ourselves, I think.
Yes, yes, yes. I can‘t say enough about how much I enjoyed this book.
Litsy won't seem to let me add The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting since the title is so similar to Brene's original book. No biggie. This was a short one I picked up during the #audible Mother's Day sale. I'm really liking Brene's work so far and I'm looking forward to reading more from her. I've watched pieces of her Netflix special and I swear, at certain points, I felt she was talking about me! #parenting #selfhelp
Day 21 of #RiotGrams is How-to books
I'm reading THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION: LET GO OF WHO YOU THINK YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE AND EMBRACE WHO YOU ARE
You can see what I think of this chapter by the note I made
#feelingattacked #brenebrownquotes #brenebrown #books #bookish #booknerd #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #igbooks #booklover #book #librarian #booklife #amreading #howto #selfhelp
I AM FEELING REALLY ATTACKED RN
Another fantastic read! I love how she inspires and challenges me while never making me feel less than. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #audiobook
Recommended to me as I struggle with my perfectionist tendencies to finish my dissertation. I love how transparent Brown is with her research and her own history - she really practices what she's preaching about discussing shame to release it's power over you! Very accessible and something I'll have to come back to.
PopSugar Reading Challenge 2019: a book by an author whose 1st & last names start with the same letter
This is a great audiobook to kick the year off with! Good workout audio too 😄
Suggested to me by my therapist, and while some of what was read seemed like common sense, they were still truths I had a hard time putting into practice and needed to be read. I think I am just too skeptical to fully give myself over to it, took notes and we can see how some tips work out 🤷♀️ It wasn‘t bad but didn‘t find it life changing either.
My least favorite of her books so far, mostly because she didn‘t do the audio version 😭😭😭 It just didn‘t have the same impact. #audiobook
I read the book & was not impressed. I found reviews to nail down what was rubbing me wrong. While doing so people who thumbed down the book said they bought it because of her amazing ted talk... hummmm... So having an open mind I watched this... https://youtu.be/s6xb4H5ueKs
I LIKED IT. She was funny, insightful AND relatable! Her gift is speaking. Books not so much or she needs a better editor. Editors are the unsung heroes of the book world.
Meh... This author refers to her own previous book SEVEN times in this tiny 124 page book. Most of her insites are really just common sense. And her redefining words in her own words left me more flat than inspired. I did not connect with this book at all. I'm glad I did not buy this one.
Errrr...Uummm... well YEAH
Is it just me or does this lady have a weird love relationship with lists. Ugh, lists make me itch. I perfer to float through my days... laa di la la...
Audible is recommending books based on your sign. I checked out the ones for Virgo ( https://www.audible.com/ep/books-for-your-zodiac-sign-virgo?pf_rd_p=bcbd1a72-279... ) and I have them them all except the tagged book.
Appreciating the place that Brene was when she wrote this book, especially it being her first book, and how her interviews resonated with her. I also geek out on her research methods.
Recommending it to a friend; thinking about the ways that this booked helped me redefine my own thoughts.
Research on vulnerability and what comes from that really intrigues me, along other poorly understood abstractions of humanity.
Self-care, self-knowledge, self-improvement bookhaul! Three of my favorite books of this type. Looking forward to digging into these/rereading!
If you haven‘t heard about Brené Brown‘s phenomenal Ted talk then go check it out. Brilliantly laid out and backed up by tons of research. This book has some transformative power if you let it. And so does other books by Brené.
Remarkable, as always. I‘m such a fan. Recommend.
"To begin by always thinking of love as an action rather than a feeling is one way in which anyone using the word in this manner automatically assumes accountability and responsibility" #bellhooks
Taking a quick break from work this aft to revel in the wisdom of Brene Brown and stumbled across one of my fav bell hooks quotes ❤❤❤
I trust Brené Brown because she is so honest about the hard work she has to do in believing and practicing the things she‘s learned in her research, what she‘s writing and speaking about. I love her stubbornness. So many self-improvement type authors sound like it comes natural to them, but Brené Brown knows the struggle is real. This is a really clear, practical guide to embracing who you are and living a richer, more joyful life.
My story matters because I matter. #bestquoteever
Caution: if you trade in your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.
I should be required to read or listen to a Brene Brown book every month. She always seems to say exactly what I need to hear.
"The universe is not short on wake-up calls. We're just quick to hit the snooze button."
Good reminder not to beat yourself up when you mess up
Listened to Brene Brown on Oprah's podcast and immediately put two of her books on hold at the library. This one came in first. Lots of truths in this book.