Men, Women & Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough
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Men, Women & Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough

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What does it mean to engage with the world from a place of worthiness? How do we make the long walk from "What will people think" to "I am enough!" Dr. Brene Brown has spent more than 10 years researching these questions, and her discoveries always lead back to one critical finding: Shame resilience. "If we want to cultivate more courage, joy, and love in our lives, we hav...more
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Published November 15th 2012 by Sounds True
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One of the best things I've read. Deeply impacted by this book. I learned so much about the experience of shame and am so grateful for her take on male shame.
Useful insights on how concepts of shame play out differently for masculinity vs. femininity. Better organized than Brown's TED talk on vulnerability. I would have liked for her to pay more attention to different kinds of masculinities and femininities (gay and lesbian, eg, and cultural differences), but this is a good start. Maybe she talks about them in her longer books. I liked this enough that I'll check them out and find out.
Ken Macintosh
After being turned on to her original TED Talk, I've read the latter two of Brene' Brown's books and am now working my way through her former works. I've read about shame avoidance being one of the strongest motivators in school, business, time management, etc. but never gave much thought to how shame (and worthiness) might be influencing my actions, relationships, well being, etc. which is what this book delves into. This book covers a lot of the same content as the Ted Talk, but in greater det...more
After reading her other books I was disappointed to find that 90% of this was info/stories I had heard before... Still giving three stars because I love her books just wish there was new stuff in this one.
I love, love, love her work and cannot immerse myself in it enough!
This is a great little, 2 CD, refresher course. It's like having a coach in your pocket. I love the focus on "shame resilience".

"There's a certain beauty that owes its existence to the dark. These small flickers of light--of courage and compassion and connection are all it really takes for us to be able to find our way." BB
I read her vulnerability book first and this one was really a repeat with a little more detail.
Stephen Weathers
I've found that there's a lot of content that overlaps in Brené's books/talks/programs, but there seem to always be gems that stick out with each one that I experience. What resonated with me during this talk was about how to empathize with somebody. There are many other things that she delves into more in depth here than in her other works, so it's a good follow-up to those.
Seminole County Public Library
(Runner up winning review of the Summer Reading Grand Prize Drawing at the Casselberry branch)

Every human being on the planet will benefit from this book. It is about self-love which unless you're Jesus, you need more of!

- submitted by Rebecca
Angela Leddy
Brene Brown is so real, so authentic and her research impeccable. Her work on shame and vulnerability is so very needed!
I listened to it twice. I really enjoyed it, and will dive into more brene brown soon.
everything by brene brown is life changing. get your hands of her writing asap!
Some interesting material, but a lot of repetition from the TED talks.
Love it.
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Dr. Brené Brown is a writer, researcher, and educator. She is a member of the research faculty at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work where she has spent the past ten years studying connection - specifically authenticity, belonging, and shame, and the affect these powerful emotions have on the way we live, love, parent, work and build relationships.

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