Book Suggestion Series: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

We love talking about books with our members, and on our weekly library podcast Linking Our Libraries. So we began this series as just another way to share what books we are reading or want to recommend!

Daring Greatly by  Brené Brown is a book  I listened to from Overdrive a little while ago, and I remember being surprised how much I liked it. I don’t read a ton of nonfiction and this one seemed like it could potentially have a preachy or self-help feel. However, this was not the case! I liked the experience of listening to this book because it allowed me to think about the concepts instead of just flying past them like I might do while reading.

Dr. Brown has done a ton of research in the areas of shame and vulnerability and how we can work to change the way we relate to these things in order to be a more productive, creative, and happier person. She makes the point in the book that it’s actually brave to be vulnerable enough to take a chance or try something new, even though we could fail miserably.

From Goodreads:
“Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts.”

Check out Brené Brown’s other books:

The Gifts of Imperfection
Rising Strong
Braving the Wilderness

Watch her Ted Talk about the Power of Vulnerability: