The official line: “I’m a research professor at the University of Houston where I hold the Huffington – Brené Brown Endowed Chair. I’ve spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. I’m the author of five #1 New York Timesbestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead. My most recent book was released in October 2018 and is the culmination of a seven-year study on the future of leadership.”
This best-selling book was first published in 2010. The author uses personal storytelling to describe her research into shame and vulnerably. She introduces the reader to 10 Guidepost to promote “wholehearted living” that cultivate :
Although Brown is a brilliant researcher, her style of writing is down-to-earth, relatable and not a bit “science-y”. She is funny, real and a great educator.
If you’re looking for an intellectual body of research than this book is not for you!
The Gifts of Imperfection is an outstanding resource for anyone wanting to understand themselves and others a little better. It is a book for everyone!