Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Front Cover
Penguin UK, Jan 17, 2013 - Business & Economics - 304 pages

**Now on Netflix as The Call to Courage**

'She's so good, Brené Brown, at finding the language to articulate collective feeling' Dolly Alderton

Every time we are faced with change, no matter how great or small, we also face risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - or feel guilt for feeling them in the first place.

In a powerful new vision Dr Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - from revealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across every area of our lives including home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees.

This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.


What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - spinsterrevival - LibraryThing

I’m glad I finally read (listened) to this, considering I’ve read most of Brown’s other books. This seems to be the big one from which almost all the others are rooted. It helped me look back and reconsider some defining situations in my life, so for that I’m grateful. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - lisa875 - LibraryThing

I loved this book. Great things I can use. How people numb their emotions in different ways and to remember that if you're numbing sadness you are also numbing joy. Helps to identify when you feel the ... Read full review


Final Thoughts

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2013)

Brené Brown, Ph.D., MSW is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Her groundbreaking work was featured on Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday, NPR, and CNN. Her TED talk is one of the most watched TED talks of all time. Brené is also the author of The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't). She also hosts the Unlocking Us podcast.