Rising Strong

Rising Strong

The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle, Bren Brown writes, can be our greatest call to courage, The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of Daring Greatly a...

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Title:Rising Strong
Author:Brené Brown
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Genres:Self Help
ISBN:Rising Strong
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Rising Strong Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Jan 06, 2016

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

  • Rincey
    Jul 18, 2016

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

  • Elyse
    Dec 07, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

  • Kathrynn
    Feb 24, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

    I didn't care for the long stories... For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data. I think it's fi...

  • Kelly Deriemaeker
    Oct 16, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

    I didn't care for the long stories... For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data. I think it's fi...

    "Curiosity is a shit-starter." My new favorite motto. ...

    Vond het een prettig en toegankelijk boek om te lezen. Voor mij zo?n ?steuntje-in-de-rug-boek? om open, empathisch in de wereld te blijven staan. Ik vind dat ze heel helder onderbouwt waarom in alle openheid praten over je kwetsbaarheden of daar waar je een gevoel hebt tekortgesc...

    A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. I thought that the main points in this book were extremely interesting. I loved the topics of research that she discussed: resiliency and mindfulness especially, a...

    I'll say right away that I love Brene Brown. I've read three of her previous books back to back a few years ago, I've seen her TED talks and several interviews. This book wasn't what I thought it would be. It has a general feel to it. It talks about attitudes, ways of thinking and ...

    I felt somewhat betrayed by this book. I read it on the strength of a TV interview in which Brown maintained that her 'research' led her to come to certain conclusions, however, upon reading the book, I was presented with nothing but anecdotal information laced with religious interpret...

    I received a complementary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Bren Brown?s new book Rising Strong. From the cover: ?If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fail....

    Really a very strong, solid 4.5 stars. I listened to this book and it took me a long time to really get some momentum with it and understand her approach and definition to things that she refer to - words like "rumbling" and "reckoning" etc. However, this book was fantastic and I'm...

    It seems like Dr. Brown's work can get kind of repetitive, and this book definitely seemed to have some material that's been used before. But I still learned a lot from this book, along with her other one that I listened to. The recycled work doesn't take away from this one, though. It...

    I was disappointed with this book, which is not nearly as good or as helpful as Brown's "The Gifts of Imperfection" or "Daring Greatly." In the book, she discusses the importance of setting boundaries and assuming that people are doing their best. To live BIG (Boundaries, Integrity, an...

    I'd like to rate this 3.5. As expected, Brene Brown proposes really fantastic and applicable processes for us as individuals, families, coworkers etc to recognize conflict and failure, and then rise from it having reckoned with our emotions and taking away 'key learnings.' The process ...

    Absolutely resonated with a lot of stuff I've been "rumbling" with lately. Brown writes with such clarity about those difficult emotions like shame and heartbreak, and her thinking helped me continue to unpack my baggage in these areas. I love the idea of being curious enough about our...

    This is the first book of Brene Brown's that I have read. Perhaps that is why her style did not resonate with me as it has with so many other readers. While I did find some chapters more compelling than others, I felt there was too much of the author herself in the book. I was hoping t...

    Boeiend boek over vallen en weer opstaan. Over falen als kunst, bijna. Ik hou van de stijl van Bren Brown, en van hoe ze geweldig no nonsense tot de kern van veel zaken komt. Nice one. ...

  • Taffy
    Jun 08, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

  • Julie Christine
    Aug 07, 2016

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

  • KrisTina
    Apr 30, 2016

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

    I didn't care for the long stories... For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data. I think it's fi...

    "Curiosity is a shit-starter." My new favorite motto. ...

    Vond het een prettig en toegankelijk boek om te lezen. Voor mij zo?n ?steuntje-in-de-rug-boek? om open, empathisch in de wereld te blijven staan. Ik vind dat ze heel helder onderbouwt waarom in alle openheid praten over je kwetsbaarheden of daar waar je een gevoel hebt tekortgesc...

    A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. I thought that the main points in this book were extremely interesting. I loved the topics of research that she discussed: resiliency and mindfulness especially, a...

    I'll say right away that I love Brene Brown. I've read three of her previous books back to back a few years ago, I've seen her TED talks and several interviews. This book wasn't what I thought it would be. It has a general feel to it. It talks about attitudes, ways of thinking and ...

    I felt somewhat betrayed by this book. I read it on the strength of a TV interview in which Brown maintained that her 'research' led her to come to certain conclusions, however, upon reading the book, I was presented with nothing but anecdotal information laced with religious interpret...

    I received a complementary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Bren Brown?s new book Rising Strong. From the cover: ?If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fail....

    Really a very strong, solid 4.5 stars. I listened to this book and it took me a long time to really get some momentum with it and understand her approach and definition to things that she refer to - words like "rumbling" and "reckoning" etc. However, this book was fantastic and I'm...

  • Jaclyn Day
    Aug 08, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

  • Lenore Appelhans
    Sep 29, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

    I didn't care for the long stories... For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data. I think it's fi...

    "Curiosity is a shit-starter." My new favorite motto. ...

    Vond het een prettig en toegankelijk boek om te lezen. Voor mij zo?n ?steuntje-in-de-rug-boek? om open, empathisch in de wereld te blijven staan. Ik vind dat ze heel helder onderbouwt waarom in alle openheid praten over je kwetsbaarheden of daar waar je een gevoel hebt tekortgesc...

    A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. I thought that the main points in this book were extremely interesting. I loved the topics of research that she discussed: resiliency and mindfulness especially, a...

    I'll say right away that I love Brene Brown. I've read three of her previous books back to back a few years ago, I've seen her TED talks and several interviews. This book wasn't what I thought it would be. It has a general feel to it. It talks about attitudes, ways of thinking and ...

    I felt somewhat betrayed by this book. I read it on the strength of a TV interview in which Brown maintained that her 'research' led her to come to certain conclusions, however, upon reading the book, I was presented with nothing but anecdotal information laced with religious interpret...

    I received a complementary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Bren Brown?s new book Rising Strong. From the cover: ?If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fail....

    Really a very strong, solid 4.5 stars. I listened to this book and it took me a long time to really get some momentum with it and understand her approach and definition to things that she refer to - words like "rumbling" and "reckoning" etc. However, this book was fantastic and I'm...

    It seems like Dr. Brown's work can get kind of repetitive, and this book definitely seemed to have some material that's been used before. But I still learned a lot from this book, along with her other one that I listened to. The recycled work doesn't take away from this one, though. It...

    I was disappointed with this book, which is not nearly as good or as helpful as Brown's "The Gifts of Imperfection" or "Daring Greatly." In the book, she discusses the importance of setting boundaries and assuming that people are doing their best. To live BIG (Boundaries, Integrity, an...

    I'd like to rate this 3.5. As expected, Brene Brown proposes really fantastic and applicable processes for us as individuals, families, coworkers etc to recognize conflict and failure, and then rise from it having reckoned with our emotions and taking away 'key learnings.' The process ...

    Absolutely resonated with a lot of stuff I've been "rumbling" with lately. Brown writes with such clarity about those difficult emotions like shame and heartbreak, and her thinking helped me continue to unpack my baggage in these areas. I love the idea of being curious enough about our...

  • Colleen
    Sep 17, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

  • Julie Davis
    May 23, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

  • Jean
    Nov 06, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

    I didn't care for the long stories... For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data. I think it's fi...

    "Curiosity is a shit-starter." My new favorite motto. ...

  • Stefani
    Sep 05, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

  • Peter Kalin
    Sep 22, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

    I didn't care for the long stories... For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data. I think it's fi...

    "Curiosity is a shit-starter." My new favorite motto. ...

    Vond het een prettig en toegankelijk boek om te lezen. Voor mij zo?n ?steuntje-in-de-rug-boek? om open, empathisch in de wereld te blijven staan. Ik vind dat ze heel helder onderbouwt waarom in alle openheid praten over je kwetsbaarheden of daar waar je een gevoel hebt tekortgesc...

    A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. I thought that the main points in this book were extremely interesting. I loved the topics of research that she discussed: resiliency and mindfulness especially, a...

    I'll say right away that I love Brene Brown. I've read three of her previous books back to back a few years ago, I've seen her TED talks and several interviews. This book wasn't what I thought it would be. It has a general feel to it. It talks about attitudes, ways of thinking and ...

    I felt somewhat betrayed by this book. I read it on the strength of a TV interview in which Brown maintained that her 'research' led her to come to certain conclusions, however, upon reading the book, I was presented with nothing but anecdotal information laced with religious interpret...

  • The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon)
    Sep 14, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

  • Rebecca Foster
    Aug 05, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

  • Jennifer
    Jun 09, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

  • Tim Larison
    Jun 27, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

    I didn't care for the long stories... For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data. I think it's fi...

    "Curiosity is a shit-starter." My new favorite motto. ...

    Vond het een prettig en toegankelijk boek om te lezen. Voor mij zo?n ?steuntje-in-de-rug-boek? om open, empathisch in de wereld te blijven staan. Ik vind dat ze heel helder onderbouwt waarom in alle openheid praten over je kwetsbaarheden of daar waar je een gevoel hebt tekortgesc...

    A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. I thought that the main points in this book were extremely interesting. I loved the topics of research that she discussed: resiliency and mindfulness especially, a...

    I'll say right away that I love Brene Brown. I've read three of her previous books back to back a few years ago, I've seen her TED talks and several interviews. This book wasn't what I thought it would be. It has a general feel to it. It talks about attitudes, ways of thinking and ...

    I felt somewhat betrayed by this book. I read it on the strength of a TV interview in which Brown maintained that her 'research' led her to come to certain conclusions, however, upon reading the book, I was presented with nothing but anecdotal information laced with religious interpret...

    I received a complementary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Bren Brown?s new book Rising Strong. From the cover: ?If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fail....

  • Camille Viva
    Dec 04, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

    I didn't care for the long stories... For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data. I think it's fi...

    "Curiosity is a shit-starter." My new favorite motto. ...

    Vond het een prettig en toegankelijk boek om te lezen. Voor mij zo?n ?steuntje-in-de-rug-boek? om open, empathisch in de wereld te blijven staan. Ik vind dat ze heel helder onderbouwt waarom in alle openheid praten over je kwetsbaarheden of daar waar je een gevoel hebt tekortgesc...

    A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. I thought that the main points in this book were extremely interesting. I loved the topics of research that she discussed: resiliency and mindfulness especially, a...

  • Ryan Dejonghe
    Aug 24, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

  • Michelle
    Jul 21, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

    I didn't care for the long stories... For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data. I think it's fi...

    "Curiosity is a shit-starter." My new favorite motto. ...

    Vond het een prettig en toegankelijk boek om te lezen. Voor mij zo?n ?steuntje-in-de-rug-boek? om open, empathisch in de wereld te blijven staan. Ik vind dat ze heel helder onderbouwt waarom in alle openheid praten over je kwetsbaarheden of daar waar je een gevoel hebt tekortgesc...

    A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. I thought that the main points in this book were extremely interesting. I loved the topics of research that she discussed: resiliency and mindfulness especially, a...

    I'll say right away that I love Brene Brown. I've read three of her previous books back to back a few years ago, I've seen her TED talks and several interviews. This book wasn't what I thought it would be. It has a general feel to it. It talks about attitudes, ways of thinking and ...

    I felt somewhat betrayed by this book. I read it on the strength of a TV interview in which Brown maintained that her 'research' led her to come to certain conclusions, however, upon reading the book, I was presented with nothing but anecdotal information laced with religious interpret...

    I received a complementary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Bren Brown?s new book Rising Strong. From the cover: ?If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fail....

    Really a very strong, solid 4.5 stars. I listened to this book and it took me a long time to really get some momentum with it and understand her approach and definition to things that she refer to - words like "rumbling" and "reckoning" etc. However, this book was fantastic and I'm...

    It seems like Dr. Brown's work can get kind of repetitive, and this book definitely seemed to have some material that's been used before. But I still learned a lot from this book, along with her other one that I listened to. The recycled work doesn't take away from this one, though. It...

    I was disappointed with this book, which is not nearly as good or as helpful as Brown's "The Gifts of Imperfection" or "Daring Greatly." In the book, she discusses the importance of setting boundaries and assuming that people are doing their best. To live BIG (Boundaries, Integrity, an...

    I'd like to rate this 3.5. As expected, Brene Brown proposes really fantastic and applicable processes for us as individuals, families, coworkers etc to recognize conflict and failure, and then rise from it having reckoned with our emotions and taking away 'key learnings.' The process ...

    Absolutely resonated with a lot of stuff I've been "rumbling" with lately. Brown writes with such clarity about those difficult emotions like shame and heartbreak, and her thinking helped me continue to unpack my baggage in these areas. I love the idea of being curious enough about our...

    This is the first book of Brene Brown's that I have read. Perhaps that is why her style did not resonate with me as it has with so many other readers. While I did find some chapters more compelling than others, I felt there was too much of the author herself in the book. I was hoping t...

  • Anna H
    Aug 31, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

  • Diane
    Aug 02, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

    I didn't care for the long stories... For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data. I think it's fi...

    "Curiosity is a shit-starter." My new favorite motto. ...

    Vond het een prettig en toegankelijk boek om te lezen. Voor mij zo?n ?steuntje-in-de-rug-boek? om open, empathisch in de wereld te blijven staan. Ik vind dat ze heel helder onderbouwt waarom in alle openheid praten over je kwetsbaarheden of daar waar je een gevoel hebt tekortgesc...

    A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. I thought that the main points in this book were extremely interesting. I loved the topics of research that she discussed: resiliency and mindfulness especially, a...

    I'll say right away that I love Brene Brown. I've read three of her previous books back to back a few years ago, I've seen her TED talks and several interviews. This book wasn't what I thought it would be. It has a general feel to it. It talks about attitudes, ways of thinking and ...

    I felt somewhat betrayed by this book. I read it on the strength of a TV interview in which Brown maintained that her 'research' led her to come to certain conclusions, however, upon reading the book, I was presented with nothing but anecdotal information laced with religious interpret...

    I received a complementary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Bren Brown?s new book Rising Strong. From the cover: ?If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fail....

    Really a very strong, solid 4.5 stars. I listened to this book and it took me a long time to really get some momentum with it and understand her approach and definition to things that she refer to - words like "rumbling" and "reckoning" etc. However, this book was fantastic and I'm...

    It seems like Dr. Brown's work can get kind of repetitive, and this book definitely seemed to have some material that's been used before. But I still learned a lot from this book, along with her other one that I listened to. The recycled work doesn't take away from this one, though. It...

    I was disappointed with this book, which is not nearly as good or as helpful as Brown's "The Gifts of Imperfection" or "Daring Greatly." In the book, she discusses the importance of setting boundaries and assuming that people are doing their best. To live BIG (Boundaries, Integrity, an...

  • Debra Komar
    Oct 05, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

  • Chelsea Calder
    Aug 31, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

    I didn't care for the long stories... For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data. I think it's fi...

    "Curiosity is a shit-starter." My new favorite motto. ...

    Vond het een prettig en toegankelijk boek om te lezen. Voor mij zo?n ?steuntje-in-de-rug-boek? om open, empathisch in de wereld te blijven staan. Ik vind dat ze heel helder onderbouwt waarom in alle openheid praten over je kwetsbaarheden of daar waar je een gevoel hebt tekortgesc...

    A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. I thought that the main points in this book were extremely interesting. I loved the topics of research that she discussed: resiliency and mindfulness especially, a...

    I'll say right away that I love Brene Brown. I've read three of her previous books back to back a few years ago, I've seen her TED talks and several interviews. This book wasn't what I thought it would be. It has a general feel to it. It talks about attitudes, ways of thinking and ...

    I felt somewhat betrayed by this book. I read it on the strength of a TV interview in which Brown maintained that her 'research' led her to come to certain conclusions, however, upon reading the book, I was presented with nothing but anecdotal information laced with religious interpret...

    I received a complementary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Bren Brown?s new book Rising Strong. From the cover: ?If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fail....

    Really a very strong, solid 4.5 stars. I listened to this book and it took me a long time to really get some momentum with it and understand her approach and definition to things that she refer to - words like "rumbling" and "reckoning" etc. However, this book was fantastic and I'm...

    It seems like Dr. Brown's work can get kind of repetitive, and this book definitely seemed to have some material that's been used before. But I still learned a lot from this book, along with her other one that I listened to. The recycled work doesn't take away from this one, though. It...

    I was disappointed with this book, which is not nearly as good or as helpful as Brown's "The Gifts of Imperfection" or "Daring Greatly." In the book, she discusses the importance of setting boundaries and assuming that people are doing their best. To live BIG (Boundaries, Integrity, an...

    I'd like to rate this 3.5. As expected, Brene Brown proposes really fantastic and applicable processes for us as individuals, families, coworkers etc to recognize conflict and failure, and then rise from it having reckoned with our emotions and taking away 'key learnings.' The process ...

  • Michael Britt
    Mar 29, 2017

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

    I didn't care for the long stories... For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data. I think it's fi...

    "Curiosity is a shit-starter." My new favorite motto. ...

    Vond het een prettig en toegankelijk boek om te lezen. Voor mij zo?n ?steuntje-in-de-rug-boek? om open, empathisch in de wereld te blijven staan. Ik vind dat ze heel helder onderbouwt waarom in alle openheid praten over je kwetsbaarheden of daar waar je een gevoel hebt tekortgesc...

    A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. I thought that the main points in this book were extremely interesting. I loved the topics of research that she discussed: resiliency and mindfulness especially, a...

    I'll say right away that I love Brene Brown. I've read three of her previous books back to back a few years ago, I've seen her TED talks and several interviews. This book wasn't what I thought it would be. It has a general feel to it. It talks about attitudes, ways of thinking and ...

    I felt somewhat betrayed by this book. I read it on the strength of a TV interview in which Brown maintained that her 'research' led her to come to certain conclusions, however, upon reading the book, I was presented with nothing but anecdotal information laced with religious interpret...

    I received a complementary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Bren Brown?s new book Rising Strong. From the cover: ?If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fail....

    Really a very strong, solid 4.5 stars. I listened to this book and it took me a long time to really get some momentum with it and understand her approach and definition to things that she refer to - words like "rumbling" and "reckoning" etc. However, this book was fantastic and I'm...

    It seems like Dr. Brown's work can get kind of repetitive, and this book definitely seemed to have some material that's been used before. But I still learned a lot from this book, along with her other one that I listened to. The recycled work doesn't take away from this one, though. It...

  • WhatIReallyRead
    Apr 13, 2017

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

    I didn't care for the long stories... For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data. I think it's fi...

    "Curiosity is a shit-starter." My new favorite motto. ...

    Vond het een prettig en toegankelijk boek om te lezen. Voor mij zo?n ?steuntje-in-de-rug-boek? om open, empathisch in de wereld te blijven staan. Ik vind dat ze heel helder onderbouwt waarom in alle openheid praten over je kwetsbaarheden of daar waar je een gevoel hebt tekortgesc...

    A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. I thought that the main points in this book were extremely interesting. I loved the topics of research that she discussed: resiliency and mindfulness especially, a...

    I'll say right away that I love Brene Brown. I've read three of her previous books back to back a few years ago, I've seen her TED talks and several interviews. This book wasn't what I thought it would be. It has a general feel to it. It talks about attitudes, ways of thinking and ...

  • Moira Macfarlane
    Jul 20, 2017

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...

    I was introduced to Brene' Brown through her two popular "Ted Talks" one in The Power of Vulnerability (2010) and Listening to shame (2011). If you haven't seen these two 20 minute talks I highly recommend taking time to listen in order. Brene' Brown is a Shame and Vulnerability re...

    I didn't care for the long stories... For me, I wanted to grasp what was being said without all the extra dialogue. Much of it felt like "filler" to me. There were some neat things that I noted, but it was hard sifting through all the "filler" to get to the data. I think it's fi...

    "Curiosity is a shit-starter." My new favorite motto. ...

    Vond het een prettig en toegankelijk boek om te lezen. Voor mij zo?n ?steuntje-in-de-rug-boek? om open, empathisch in de wereld te blijven staan. Ik vind dat ze heel helder onderbouwt waarom in alle openheid praten over je kwetsbaarheden of daar waar je een gevoel hebt tekortgesc...

  • InJoy 2075
    May 23, 2015

    Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. ?Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it?s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.? If you haven?t gotten used to the language of Bren Brown...

    I scored this off of NetGalley. I was unsure how I'd feel about reading a Brene Brown book since I have only watched her TED Talks and listened to The Power of Vulnerability which is a series of workshop courses she gave. I shouldn't have wondered. Brown's voice grabbed me from the ...

    I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook. However, **Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience! I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as mu...

    I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversiti...

    There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Bren Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and conf...

    I'm perplexed. I enjoyed Daring Greatly and was excited to read Rising Strong. But, I wonder about "Pamela", frosting fingers woman, and the breastfeeding mom. I think acting with integrity, for me, would have been greater had the author sent "Pamela" and her boss the email. Instea...

    When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make...

    I come at this book from a few perspectives. First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, as the basis for his exp...

    Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, b...

    I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now. ...

    ?Rising Strong? is the third in a series of recent books Brene Brown has written about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one?s life. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly...

    I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I?ve read (and there have been?a few), Brown?s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all ...

    Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat. ...

    A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or researc...

    Having read all of Ms. Brown?s previous books and listened to many of her ?talks? via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I?m a ?fan?. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was ?too ...