Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection "True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." So #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cult...

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Title:Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
Author:Brené Brown
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone Reviews

  • Elise Cripe
    Feb 06, 2018

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

  • Rebecca
    Jul 18, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

    I won't go into too much detail as to why I liked the book. The book is short and to the point. Many, many sections stood out to me. I will highlight some of my favorites. "Today we are edging closer and closer to a world where political and ideological discourse has become an exe...

    Bren Brown is probably my favorite non-fiction writer. Her stuff is always so good!! This one was so short that after reading it, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. So good both times!! I love when she narrates her own stuff. While after a reading everything she's put out, mo...

    I read some of the reviews that fall perfectly into what it is Brown points out in the book: you either decide "for" or "against," without letting yourself wade in the uncomfortable middle. Perhaps someone calls bullshit on that but, as much as I wish this book had been longer, it real...

    I used to be obsessed with politics. Every Sunday morning would be spent with "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation." But somewhere in the ensuing years, things changed. While I talk with my friends face to face every Friday evening about the past week's news, I have made a vow never t...

    Still 5 stars after my re-read. She has a great message that seems relevant in today's world. I especially loved the part about having integrity and what that looks like. We need more of that especially in the political arena. ------------------------------------------ I can see how ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. Amazing. I didn't think it was possible for Brene to raise the bar even more, but she did. Everything I needed to hear and have felt. A MUST read! ...

    Not my favorite of Brown's work, but there are some good points throughout and much to debate and discuss. A bit too political for my taste, I mean can we have a break please? ...

    Update Jan 2018: I read this back in September of last year and forgot to update my review. It was fantastic as always! July 2017: Can't wait to read this!! ...

  • Katherine
    Sep 14, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

    I won't go into too much detail as to why I liked the book. The book is short and to the point. Many, many sections stood out to me. I will highlight some of my favorites. "Today we are edging closer and closer to a world where political and ideological discourse has become an exe...

    Bren Brown is probably my favorite non-fiction writer. Her stuff is always so good!! This one was so short that after reading it, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. So good both times!! I love when she narrates her own stuff. While after a reading everything she's put out, mo...

    I read some of the reviews that fall perfectly into what it is Brown points out in the book: you either decide "for" or "against," without letting yourself wade in the uncomfortable middle. Perhaps someone calls bullshit on that but, as much as I wish this book had been longer, it real...

    I used to be obsessed with politics. Every Sunday morning would be spent with "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation." But somewhere in the ensuing years, things changed. While I talk with my friends face to face every Friday evening about the past week's news, I have made a vow never t...

    Still 5 stars after my re-read. She has a great message that seems relevant in today's world. I especially loved the part about having integrity and what that looks like. We need more of that especially in the political arena. ------------------------------------------ I can see how ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. Amazing. I didn't think it was possible for Brene to raise the bar even more, but she did. Everything I needed to hear and have felt. A MUST read! ...

    Not my favorite of Brown's work, but there are some good points throughout and much to debate and discuss. A bit too political for my taste, I mean can we have a break please? ...

    Update Jan 2018: I read this back in September of last year and forgot to update my review. It was fantastic as always! July 2017: Can't wait to read this!! ...

    There's SO many points to touch on. Impossible to. Instead, I'll list a few favorite parts. Knowing this is different for everyone who reads. When Brene' storytells the moment she recognized not 'belonging' to her family. Tears well up. Turned off the audio book. Visited her Instag...

    I LOVED this book. Loved, loved, loved. As a therapist, I read a lot of similarly pop-psych, self-help-y reads not just to recommend to my clients (because of course I prescribe bibliotherapy OFTEN), but to keep up-to-date on the ongoing conversation around mental health and self-help ...

    huge fan of brene, her humor and her work. unfortunately I thought this book was not as concise as gifts of imperfection and waffled around actionable changes the reader can apply. it seemed rushed although it had me in awe multiple times. I thought she could do better. it was heavily ...

    Brene Brown?s guidance on how to lean into conflict effectively is both user-friendly and necessary in today?s political and social climate in which we often forget that ?right? is just as extreme as ?wrong.? So much can be accomplished by three words: tell me more. Wher...

    Six million stars! I listened to the audio book and finished it in one day. I felt like she was speaking not only directly to me, but about me. There were too many shared, specific life experiences and examples that are my own not to wonder if she is either my soul sister or wiretapped...

    I am moved by how applicable this topic is to me right now. To be able to connect with those we love and understand our disagreements, is a holy endeavor. ...

  • Kelly
    Dec 19, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

    I won't go into too much detail as to why I liked the book. The book is short and to the point. Many, many sections stood out to me. I will highlight some of my favorites. "Today we are edging closer and closer to a world where political and ideological discourse has become an exe...

    Bren Brown is probably my favorite non-fiction writer. Her stuff is always so good!! This one was so short that after reading it, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. So good both times!! I love when she narrates her own stuff. While after a reading everything she's put out, mo...

    I read some of the reviews that fall perfectly into what it is Brown points out in the book: you either decide "for" or "against," without letting yourself wade in the uncomfortable middle. Perhaps someone calls bullshit on that but, as much as I wish this book had been longer, it real...

  • Mehrsa
    Sep 13, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

  • Chris
    Oct 13, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

    I won't go into too much detail as to why I liked the book. The book is short and to the point. Many, many sections stood out to me. I will highlight some of my favorites. "Today we are edging closer and closer to a world where political and ideological discourse has become an exe...

    Bren Brown is probably my favorite non-fiction writer. Her stuff is always so good!! This one was so short that after reading it, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. So good both times!! I love when she narrates her own stuff. While after a reading everything she's put out, mo...

    I read some of the reviews that fall perfectly into what it is Brown points out in the book: you either decide "for" or "against," without letting yourself wade in the uncomfortable middle. Perhaps someone calls bullshit on that but, as much as I wish this book had been longer, it real...

    I used to be obsessed with politics. Every Sunday morning would be spent with "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation." But somewhere in the ensuing years, things changed. While I talk with my friends face to face every Friday evening about the past week's news, I have made a vow never t...

  • ttg
    Nov 07, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

  • Leanne
    Aug 26, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

    I won't go into too much detail as to why I liked the book. The book is short and to the point. Many, many sections stood out to me. I will highlight some of my favorites. "Today we are edging closer and closer to a world where political and ideological discourse has become an exe...

    Bren Brown is probably my favorite non-fiction writer. Her stuff is always so good!! This one was so short that after reading it, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. So good both times!! I love when she narrates her own stuff. While after a reading everything she's put out, mo...

    I read some of the reviews that fall perfectly into what it is Brown points out in the book: you either decide "for" or "against," without letting yourself wade in the uncomfortable middle. Perhaps someone calls bullshit on that but, as much as I wish this book had been longer, it real...

    I used to be obsessed with politics. Every Sunday morning would be spent with "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation." But somewhere in the ensuing years, things changed. While I talk with my friends face to face every Friday evening about the past week's news, I have made a vow never t...

    Still 5 stars after my re-read. She has a great message that seems relevant in today's world. I especially loved the part about having integrity and what that looks like. We need more of that especially in the political arena. ------------------------------------------ I can see how ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. Amazing. I didn't think it was possible for Brene to raise the bar even more, but she did. Everything I needed to hear and have felt. A MUST read! ...

    Not my favorite of Brown's work, but there are some good points throughout and much to debate and discuss. A bit too political for my taste, I mean can we have a break please? ...

  • Laurie Anderson
    Nov 22, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

  • Renee
    Sep 16, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

  • Lucille Zimmerman
    Sep 13, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

  • Mary Lange
    Dec 21, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

    I won't go into too much detail as to why I liked the book. The book is short and to the point. Many, many sections stood out to me. I will highlight some of my favorites. "Today we are edging closer and closer to a world where political and ideological discourse has become an exe...

    Bren Brown is probably my favorite non-fiction writer. Her stuff is always so good!! This one was so short that after reading it, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. So good both times!! I love when she narrates her own stuff. While after a reading everything she's put out, mo...

    I read some of the reviews that fall perfectly into what it is Brown points out in the book: you either decide "for" or "against," without letting yourself wade in the uncomfortable middle. Perhaps someone calls bullshit on that but, as much as I wish this book had been longer, it real...

    I used to be obsessed with politics. Every Sunday morning would be spent with "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation." But somewhere in the ensuing years, things changed. While I talk with my friends face to face every Friday evening about the past week's news, I have made a vow never t...

    Still 5 stars after my re-read. She has a great message that seems relevant in today's world. I especially loved the part about having integrity and what that looks like. We need more of that especially in the political arena. ------------------------------------------ I can see how ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. Amazing. I didn't think it was possible for Brene to raise the bar even more, but she did. Everything I needed to hear and have felt. A MUST read! ...

    Not my favorite of Brown's work, but there are some good points throughout and much to debate and discuss. A bit too political for my taste, I mean can we have a break please? ...

    Update Jan 2018: I read this back in September of last year and forgot to update my review. It was fantastic as always! July 2017: Can't wait to read this!! ...

    There's SO many points to touch on. Impossible to. Instead, I'll list a few favorite parts. Knowing this is different for everyone who reads. When Brene' storytells the moment she recognized not 'belonging' to her family. Tears well up. Turned off the audio book. Visited her Instag...

    I LOVED this book. Loved, loved, loved. As a therapist, I read a lot of similarly pop-psych, self-help-y reads not just to recommend to my clients (because of course I prescribe bibliotherapy OFTEN), but to keep up-to-date on the ongoing conversation around mental health and self-help ...

  • Danielle
    Sep 13, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

    I won't go into too much detail as to why I liked the book. The book is short and to the point. Many, many sections stood out to me. I will highlight some of my favorites. "Today we are edging closer and closer to a world where political and ideological discourse has become an exe...

    Bren Brown is probably my favorite non-fiction writer. Her stuff is always so good!! This one was so short that after reading it, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. So good both times!! I love when she narrates her own stuff. While after a reading everything she's put out, mo...

    I read some of the reviews that fall perfectly into what it is Brown points out in the book: you either decide "for" or "against," without letting yourself wade in the uncomfortable middle. Perhaps someone calls bullshit on that but, as much as I wish this book had been longer, it real...

    I used to be obsessed with politics. Every Sunday morning would be spent with "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation." But somewhere in the ensuing years, things changed. While I talk with my friends face to face every Friday evening about the past week's news, I have made a vow never t...

    Still 5 stars after my re-read. She has a great message that seems relevant in today's world. I especially loved the part about having integrity and what that looks like. We need more of that especially in the political arena. ------------------------------------------ I can see how ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. Amazing. I didn't think it was possible for Brene to raise the bar even more, but she did. Everything I needed to hear and have felt. A MUST read! ...

  • Joy Matteson
    Jul 27, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

  • Stephanie
    Sep 13, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

  • Patience Phillips
    Sep 14, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

    I won't go into too much detail as to why I liked the book. The book is short and to the point. Many, many sections stood out to me. I will highlight some of my favorites. "Today we are edging closer and closer to a world where political and ideological discourse has become an exe...

    Bren Brown is probably my favorite non-fiction writer. Her stuff is always so good!! This one was so short that after reading it, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. So good both times!! I love when she narrates her own stuff. While after a reading everything she's put out, mo...

    I read some of the reviews that fall perfectly into what it is Brown points out in the book: you either decide "for" or "against," without letting yourself wade in the uncomfortable middle. Perhaps someone calls bullshit on that but, as much as I wish this book had been longer, it real...

    I used to be obsessed with politics. Every Sunday morning would be spent with "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation." But somewhere in the ensuing years, things changed. While I talk with my friends face to face every Friday evening about the past week's news, I have made a vow never t...

    Still 5 stars after my re-read. She has a great message that seems relevant in today's world. I especially loved the part about having integrity and what that looks like. We need more of that especially in the political arena. ------------------------------------------ I can see how ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. Amazing. I didn't think it was possible for Brene to raise the bar even more, but she did. Everything I needed to hear and have felt. A MUST read! ...

    Not my favorite of Brown's work, but there are some good points throughout and much to debate and discuss. A bit too political for my taste, I mean can we have a break please? ...

    Update Jan 2018: I read this back in September of last year and forgot to update my review. It was fantastic as always! July 2017: Can't wait to read this!! ...

    There's SO many points to touch on. Impossible to. Instead, I'll list a few favorite parts. Knowing this is different for everyone who reads. When Brene' storytells the moment she recognized not 'belonging' to her family. Tears well up. Turned off the audio book. Visited her Instag...

  • Emma
    Sep 24, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

  • Donna
    Oct 24, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

    I won't go into too much detail as to why I liked the book. The book is short and to the point. Many, many sections stood out to me. I will highlight some of my favorites. "Today we are edging closer and closer to a world where political and ideological discourse has become an exe...

    Bren Brown is probably my favorite non-fiction writer. Her stuff is always so good!! This one was so short that after reading it, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. So good both times!! I love when she narrates her own stuff. While after a reading everything she's put out, mo...

    I read some of the reviews that fall perfectly into what it is Brown points out in the book: you either decide "for" or "against," without letting yourself wade in the uncomfortable middle. Perhaps someone calls bullshit on that but, as much as I wish this book had been longer, it real...

    I used to be obsessed with politics. Every Sunday morning would be spent with "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation." But somewhere in the ensuing years, things changed. While I talk with my friends face to face every Friday evening about the past week's news, I have made a vow never t...

    Still 5 stars after my re-read. She has a great message that seems relevant in today's world. I especially loved the part about having integrity and what that looks like. We need more of that especially in the political arena. ------------------------------------------ I can see how ...

  • Taryn Pierson
    Nov 29, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

  • Jen
    Sep 16, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

    I won't go into too much detail as to why I liked the book. The book is short and to the point. Many, many sections stood out to me. I will highlight some of my favorites. "Today we are edging closer and closer to a world where political and ideological discourse has become an exe...

  • Liza Fireman
    Jan 03, 2018

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

  • Olga Tomchin
    Sep 15, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

  • Reem A
    Sep 27, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

  • Tucker
    Sep 18, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

  • Amanda
    Oct 18, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

  • Nikki Williams
    Sep 17, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

    I won't go into too much detail as to why I liked the book. The book is short and to the point. Many, many sections stood out to me. I will highlight some of my favorites. "Today we are edging closer and closer to a world where political and ideological discourse has become an exe...

    Bren Brown is probably my favorite non-fiction writer. Her stuff is always so good!! This one was so short that after reading it, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. So good both times!! I love when she narrates her own stuff. While after a reading everything she's put out, mo...

    I read some of the reviews that fall perfectly into what it is Brown points out in the book: you either decide "for" or "against," without letting yourself wade in the uncomfortable middle. Perhaps someone calls bullshit on that but, as much as I wish this book had been longer, it real...

    I used to be obsessed with politics. Every Sunday morning would be spent with "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation." But somewhere in the ensuing years, things changed. While I talk with my friends face to face every Friday evening about the past week's news, I have made a vow never t...

    Still 5 stars after my re-read. She has a great message that seems relevant in today's world. I especially loved the part about having integrity and what that looks like. We need more of that especially in the political arena. ------------------------------------------ I can see how ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. Amazing. I didn't think it was possible for Brene to raise the bar even more, but she did. Everything I needed to hear and have felt. A MUST read! ...

    Not my favorite of Brown's work, but there are some good points throughout and much to debate and discuss. A bit too political for my taste, I mean can we have a break please? ...

    Update Jan 2018: I read this back in September of last year and forgot to update my review. It was fantastic as always! July 2017: Can't wait to read this!! ...

    There's SO many points to touch on. Impossible to. Instead, I'll list a few favorite parts. Knowing this is different for everyone who reads. When Brene' storytells the moment she recognized not 'belonging' to her family. Tears well up. Turned off the audio book. Visited her Instag...

    I LOVED this book. Loved, loved, loved. As a therapist, I read a lot of similarly pop-psych, self-help-y reads not just to recommend to my clients (because of course I prescribe bibliotherapy OFTEN), but to keep up-to-date on the ongoing conversation around mental health and self-help ...

    huge fan of brene, her humor and her work. unfortunately I thought this book was not as concise as gifts of imperfection and waffled around actionable changes the reader can apply. it seemed rushed although it had me in awe multiple times. I thought she could do better. it was heavily ...

    Brene Brown?s guidance on how to lean into conflict effectively is both user-friendly and necessary in today?s political and social climate in which we often forget that ?right? is just as extreme as ?wrong.? So much can be accomplished by three words: tell me more. Wher...

    Six million stars! I listened to the audio book and finished it in one day. I felt like she was speaking not only directly to me, but about me. There were too many shared, specific life experiences and examples that are my own not to wonder if she is either my soul sister or wiretapped...

  • Michael Britt
    Sep 29, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

    I won't go into too much detail as to why I liked the book. The book is short and to the point. Many, many sections stood out to me. I will highlight some of my favorites. "Today we are edging closer and closer to a world where political and ideological discourse has become an exe...

    Bren Brown is probably my favorite non-fiction writer. Her stuff is always so good!! This one was so short that after reading it, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. So good both times!! I love when she narrates her own stuff. While after a reading everything she's put out, mo...

  • Emily Troutman
    Sep 17, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

  • Alena
    Sep 13, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

    I won't go into too much detail as to why I liked the book. The book is short and to the point. Many, many sections stood out to me. I will highlight some of my favorites. "Today we are edging closer and closer to a world where political and ideological discourse has become an exe...

    Bren Brown is probably my favorite non-fiction writer. Her stuff is always so good!! This one was so short that after reading it, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. So good both times!! I love when she narrates her own stuff. While after a reading everything she's put out, mo...

    I read some of the reviews that fall perfectly into what it is Brown points out in the book: you either decide "for" or "against," without letting yourself wade in the uncomfortable middle. Perhaps someone calls bullshit on that but, as much as I wish this book had been longer, it real...

    I used to be obsessed with politics. Every Sunday morning would be spent with "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation." But somewhere in the ensuing years, things changed. While I talk with my friends face to face every Friday evening about the past week's news, I have made a vow never t...

    Still 5 stars after my re-read. She has a great message that seems relevant in today's world. I especially loved the part about having integrity and what that looks like. We need more of that especially in the political arena. ------------------------------------------ I can see how ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. Amazing. I didn't think it was possible for Brene to raise the bar even more, but she did. Everything I needed to hear and have felt. A MUST read! ...

    Not my favorite of Brown's work, but there are some good points throughout and much to debate and discuss. A bit too political for my taste, I mean can we have a break please? ...

    Update Jan 2018: I read this back in September of last year and forgot to update my review. It was fantastic as always! July 2017: Can't wait to read this!! ...

    There's SO many points to touch on. Impossible to. Instead, I'll list a few favorite parts. Knowing this is different for everyone who reads. When Brene' storytells the moment she recognized not 'belonging' to her family. Tears well up. Turned off the audio book. Visited her Instag...

    I LOVED this book. Loved, loved, loved. As a therapist, I read a lot of similarly pop-psych, self-help-y reads not just to recommend to my clients (because of course I prescribe bibliotherapy OFTEN), but to keep up-to-date on the ongoing conversation around mental health and self-help ...

    huge fan of brene, her humor and her work. unfortunately I thought this book was not as concise as gifts of imperfection and waffled around actionable changes the reader can apply. it seemed rushed although it had me in awe multiple times. I thought she could do better. it was heavily ...

  • Simone
    Sep 18, 2017

    I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research, and she is a masterful storyteller. These are the two passions of my life: research and storytelling. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author, so I devour Brown's books. My favorite is The Power of...

    She phoned this one in. There's good stuff in here because she's awesome, but there's not enough to warrant a new book. I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion. Her insights are good and useful, but there is no coherent theory or story here. ...

    Huge disappointment. My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book. This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit....

    It ended TOO SOON. *cries silently* Brown's words are life-affirming, challenging. Her books tend to re-verberate in my soul, in my mind--so I'm actively savoring them as I go about my day. I belong to myself--and I belong to no one. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Pithy, p...

    Brene Brown?s new book ?Braving The Wilderness? is her most vital and necessary book yet. The book?s subject is how to build and maintain connections and a sense of belonging while also staying true to ourselves and our beliefs. Through her research studies, personal experience...

    Sorry Brene Brown, you lost me on this one. I love you but all I could think throughout this was "easy for you to say, white middle class Christian lady." ...

    Although I like Brene Brown, I have to admit that this book was quite a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for so much more. I don't feel that there was enough "new" information to warrant a new book, let alone a 163 page book that has a $28 price tag attached to it. In the end, Br...

    The best description I have for Brene' Browns' books is she is constantly dropping truth bombs on my head and Braving the Wilderness is no exception. Navigating issues like shame, the persisting feeling of loneliness that people feel in a world that is more connected than ever, and how...

    I usually love Brene's books, but this one just didn't seem to move me like the others have. I don't fully understand why she felt the need to make it so political. The same points could have been made, in my opinion, without them. ...

    I'm a fan of Brown's work (and TED talk), but this was just okay. I don't think she had enough pulled together/thought through for a full release, so it feels not as complete. As if rushed for a deadline. I like the ideas of being brave with one's conviction, and willing to put your...

    ?Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don?t belong. You will always find it because you?ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people?s faces for evidence that you?re not enough. You will always find it because you?ve made that your goal. True ...

    I will never get tired from listening to Brene Brown. She is so awesome, so authentic, so vulnerable. And on audio, she is even better. She is funny, witty and amazing. In this book, Brene is talking much more about belonging, or the feeling of not belonging. A tough feeling. And t...

    quick and easy read that gave me some solid things to work on and think about. perfect book for me right now. ...

    I have been aware of Bren Brown?s work for a while now but had put off reading her because sometimes self-help seems a little too...something for me. I?m very committed to the idea that I am perfect in every way and therefore need no help of any kind. I?m also cynical and get s...

    Three stars instead of four because the book is very short; it felt like she was just starting to get into the good stuff when it ended, much to my disappointment. ...

    I kinda hated it. I don?t understand why she chose to talk about American politics for half the book. I?m not American, and as much as am aware of what?s happening on that side of the world, I have no interest in reading about it. I felt like it was shoved down my throat. It ...

    I won't go into too much detail as to why I liked the book. The book is short and to the point. Many, many sections stood out to me. I will highlight some of my favorites. "Today we are edging closer and closer to a world where political and ideological discourse has become an exe...

    Bren Brown is probably my favorite non-fiction writer. Her stuff is always so good!! This one was so short that after reading it, I bought the audiobook and listened to it. So good both times!! I love when she narrates her own stuff. While after a reading everything she's put out, mo...

    I read some of the reviews that fall perfectly into what it is Brown points out in the book: you either decide "for" or "against," without letting yourself wade in the uncomfortable middle. Perhaps someone calls bullshit on that but, as much as I wish this book had been longer, it real...

    I used to be obsessed with politics. Every Sunday morning would be spent with "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation." But somewhere in the ensuing years, things changed. While I talk with my friends face to face every Friday evening about the past week's news, I have made a vow never t...

    Still 5 stars after my re-read. She has a great message that seems relevant in today's world. I especially loved the part about having integrity and what that looks like. We need more of that especially in the political arena. ------------------------------------------ I can see how ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. Amazing. I didn't think it was possible for Brene to raise the bar even more, but she did. Everything I needed to hear and have felt. A MUST read! ...

    Not my favorite of Brown's work, but there are some good points throughout and much to debate and discuss. A bit too political for my taste, I mean can we have a break please? ...

    Update Jan 2018: I read this back in September of last year and forgot to update my review. It was fantastic as always! July 2017: Can't wait to read this!! ...

    There's SO many points to touch on. Impossible to. Instead, I'll list a few favorite parts. Knowing this is different for everyone who reads. When Brene' storytells the moment she recognized not 'belonging' to her family. Tears well up. Turned off the audio book. Visited her Instag...

    I LOVED this book. Loved, loved, loved. As a therapist, I read a lot of similarly pop-psych, self-help-y reads not just to recommend to my clients (because of course I prescribe bibliotherapy OFTEN), but to keep up-to-date on the ongoing conversation around mental health and self-help ...

    huge fan of brene, her humor and her work. unfortunately I thought this book was not as concise as gifts of imperfection and waffled around actionable changes the reader can apply. it seemed rushed although it had me in awe multiple times. I thought she could do better. it was heavily ...

    Brene Brown?s guidance on how to lean into conflict effectively is both user-friendly and necessary in today?s political and social climate in which we often forget that ?right? is just as extreme as ?wrong.? So much can be accomplished by three words: tell me more. Wher...