About The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we’d no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can’t keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn’t everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, Ph.D., a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she’s learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living – a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough, And to go to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging.
About Dr. Brene Brown
Brené is the author of I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power(Gotham, 2007) and two forthcoming books, THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (Hazelden, 2010) and Wholehearted: Spiritual Adventures in Falling Apart, Growing Up, and Finding Joy (Hazelden, 2011). She is also the author of Connections, a psychoeducational shame resilience curriculum that is being facilitated across the nation by mental health and addiction professionals. Brené’s current research focuses on Wholeheartedness in families, schools, and organizations.
Brené lives in Houston with her husband, Steve, and their two young children, Ellen and Charlie.
Connect with Brene:
On her blog, Ordinary Courage
On her website
Brene Brown’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, September 20th: Silver and Grace
Tuesday, September 21st: Simply Stacie
Wednesday, September 22nd: Evolution You
Monday, September 27th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Thursday, September 30th: Living Outside the Stacks
Monday, October 4th: This Full House
Wednesday, October 6th: Overstuffed
Monday, October 11th: From Marriage to Motherhood
Wednesday, October 13th: Rundpinne
Thursday, October 14th: Cynthia Lou
Thursday, October 28th: She Reads and Reads