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

Written by:
Brené Brown
Narrated by:
Brené Brown

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2018
6 hours 31 minutes
The #1 New York Times bestseller. 1 million copies sold!

From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—Theodore Roosevelt

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”

Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.*Includes a Bonus PDF with an appendix
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Kristen F.

Highly recommend! I will be rereading this one for sure.

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Julie G.

Loved listening to her narration. This book covers every aspect of life: personal, parenting, work, leadership, romantic relationships etc.

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Kerri F.

LoveD it and much prefer her narration!

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Jamie H.

I cried a lot reading this -- tears of joy, grief, aha moments, and hope. I deeply value Brene's vulnerability, and her stories are excellent at demonstrating her concepts in a way nothing else could.

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Daring greatly isn't always easy to do, but this book is so inspirational and motivational. I aim to practice what I've learned from it and get over my anxiety.

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Kristín H.

Amazing book! Brake through!

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A real eye opener on so many levels!

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Miguel B.

Very inspiring and helped me through a tough time during my job and life. And it helped me understand myself.

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Michelle G.

I really enjoy this book. Great for anyone doing deep, inner work. Love Brene Brown.

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v interesting

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Angel R.

This book is one I will listen to more than once! So many aha! moments and a deeper understanding of emotions conveyed in a style that can only be Brené. I love her humor, her no-nonsense approach and how she puts it out there laughing and groaning. The truth does set us free.

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Tonatzin R.

Incredible. Incredible. Incredible.

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I'm in a treatment center we watch some Brene Brown videos. I Downloaded 3 of her books and are totally helping me with my sobriety. I will be getting more thanks.

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Jessica H.

I can’t wait to read it again, and again. Brene - if you ever see this review - thank you. Thank you for showing up. Thank you for being open. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to learn in an arena where we can see the supporters, too. Thank you from the biggest part of my heart. I have become a better human being (mom, wife, work, political person, leader/follower as needed, friend, daughter, etc) because of your drive to research shame and vulnerability. I just can’t say enough. Thank you.

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Tammuella S.

Love this!

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She’s a great storyteller interview search is profound in the ways we need to engage with vulnerability

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Monica S.

Loved it so much it made me reflect on past interactions/conversations.....lots of aha moments for sure

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Megan W.

I love Brene’s work. I especially like the audiobook format so I can listen several times while I drive and such,So much great info. So much great info. So many parts I relate to on such a deep level. I highly recommend all of Brene’s books!

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Sara G.

I loved this book! Changed my way of thinking! Thank you Brené Brown

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William D.

The concepts in this book are at times right on target and cut deep into the human psyche. Other times it’s like, “yea, who doesn’t know that!” I did not like Brene’s narration. It completely ruined the book. Her style is to drop off at the end of each sentence and it gets monotonous.

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Melissa F.

This book made me cried, shook me and took me by the hand, it made me feel fulfilled at the end. Thank you Brene

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Maggi B.

Incredible book with information we all need to hear and reflect on to help us move thoughtfully forward in our lives. Being read by Brene made it really enjoyable.

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