Folks, just because Oprah features an authore does not mean the book(s) are any good. | More life reflections from the bestselling author on themes of societal captivity and the catharsis of personal freedom. I find myself telling her stories to friends often. I just looked up books pertaining to getting up after your life crashed around you and this was perfect. The book is mainly filler, boring anecdotes, references to other, better works.

and hit home pretty deeply in several ways, Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2015. Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2016. Maybe you're not ready to ready it? ‧ Oh my God, this book annoyed me. Here she once again synthesizes her years of research, innate understanding of human behavior, and personal stories into a highly readable, relatable, and actionable self-improvement book. This was back in December. There were moments I felt such an intense emotional reaction to what I was reading I had to set the book down and truly work what I was feeling out in my head. Not sure I will give this writer another chance.

I received a complementary copy of this book for review purposes.
If you are looking for some quick nuggets of practical wisdom from Brene Brown, I can’t recommend this audiobook enough. The gimmicky terminology and frequent self-referencing grated on me a bit, but I appreciated how the book made me reconsider events from my own life. PSYCHOLOGY Brené has done it again. |

begins with a life-changing event. A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I can well imagine encountering the warm Texan embrace of Brené Brown's brand of social psychology at other times of my life and being turned off by its fierceness, volume and confidence.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR They enjoyed the book and actually underlined and wrote notes on the pages that resonated with them.

Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. Each law, however, gets its own chapter: “Conceal Your Intentions,” “Always Say Less Than Necessary,” “Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy,” and so on. Brown cusses throughout the book, and does so unapologetically. I wanted to cry, be weak, have a pity party. For nearly 15 years, Brown (Social Work/Univ. After nursing my husband who passed away from pancreatic cancer for seven and a half months, people marveled, "Oh you are so strong! Rising Strong is her third and latest #1 New York Times bestseller, all of which deal with vulnerability, worthiness, fear, bravery and other emotions, which can hold us back (or propel us forward) in life. Rising Strong is rich with anecdotes from Brené’s own life. There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. Try again.

I felt somewhat betrayed by this book. by Categories: You know the saying: There's no time like the present...unless you're looking for a distraction from the current moment. Perhaps that is why her style did not resonate with me as it has with so many other readers. Some stories merely skim the surface of larger issues, but Doyle revisits them in later sections and digs deeper, using friends and familial references to personify their impact on her life, both past and present. See all 14 questions about Rising Strong…, What We're Reading at Goodreads: September 2015, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon), Daring Greatly: By Brene Brown -- Summary, October 2016 (Book of the Month) ~ Rising Strong, Escape the Present with These 24 Historical Romances. It was intriguing and interesting. Reading through it gave me valuable techniques to draw on as I work through those experiences. I can't help but feel that she should have just written an article on this theme. PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION

Where was the research? That is true power. I actually highlighted what parts really struck me so I can go back to them in the future. RELEASE DATE: Sept. 1, 1998.

It's another one that I want to buy and give to everyone I know. I am embarking on a new road of discovery and it has not been all roses, as a matter of fact, quite painful at times.

First, I saw a librarian make a presentation on vulnerability in the classroom, and he quoted Brene's earlier book. Brown uses many examples from her own life (and her marriage in particular) to illustrate her points, and the topic–vulnerability–is still so relevant and important. Pretty much everything I needed to know was in the interview. In the reckoning stage, we identify the emotions inherent in an experience and begin to think about how the emotions interact with thoughts and behavior. There are books that meet you at just the right time, when you most need and are open to their messages. Where was the research? I've read all of her books, and this one was still fresh, interesting, and hit home pretty deeply in several ways. Fans of Anne Lamott and Elizabeth Gilbert, Brown, a qualitative researcher in the field of social work, encourages readers to embrace vulnerability and transform failure and shame through a simple process of re-evaluating the stories we tell ourselves. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others. Everyone wants power and everyone is in a constant duplicitous game to gain more power at the expense of others, according to Greene, a screenwriter and former editor at Esquire (Elffers, a book packager, designed the volume, with its attractive marginalia). It’s the ideas that carry. First book I have read from this author. If the authors are serious, this is a silly, distasteful book. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I’ve read (and there have been…a few), Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. Anyone else on it? It's helped me work through some tough emotions and behavior patterns and provided me a way forward. Refresh and try again. When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. The next several chapters build on that process... Chapter 3: Owning Our Stories To ask why this is so would be a far more useful project. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. See all details for Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live,... © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. This power game can be played well or poorly, and in these 48 laws culled from the history and wisdom of the world’s greatest power players are the rules that must be followed to win. Brown is straight-forward about how we fail at this: we act out hurt instead of feeling it. RELEASE DATE: Aug. 25, 2015. Her other books are much better.

The recycled work doesn't take away from this one, though. “The process may be a series of incremental changes, but when the process becomes a practice—a way of engaging with the world—there’s no doubt it ignites revolutionary change.” Then in the same section she denounces treating criminals like animals. Some feelings that might surface are shame, blame, accountability, criticism, disappointment, generosity, nostalgia, and forgiveness. Marking the change of seasons with something (a trip, a book, a ritual) is always nice and this book was perfect for it. In rumble, we connect with the stories we create around an event and cross-examine them to determine the truths and half-truths that might lie below the surface. I've been "rumbling" with the reason it bothered me so much. SELF-HELP. by Retrieve credentials. In the revolution phase, the truth that’s been exposed in rumble gives us energy to stand back up as a changed person. I'm definitely an outlier here, as I feel like this is an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice -- everything is not about ME. GENERAL BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

I don't get it?