The Gifts of Imperfection - Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection

By Brené Brown

  • Release Date: 2010-09-20
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 79 Ratings


New York Times best-selling author and professor Brené Brown offers a powerful and inspiring book that explores how to cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to embrace your imperfections and to recognize that you are enough.

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, PhD, 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.


  • Should be called “How to be a Human”

    By DanSan13
    Mandatory reading for all adults! Also, why is this not taught in High Schools? So much pain and suffering could be avoided if most of us we trying to live this way. Please read it and recommend it to everyone you know.
  • Must Read!

    By imperiali_allen
    I just finished reading this book for the second time. I LOVE this book and recommend it to everyone.
  • Excellent

    By Liz Gold
    Great read!
  • Started my spiritual awakening

    By Sfghjjgchkjxhhb
    Love the facts and studies she has done to back up her theories. She also writes so effortlessly and poetic, yet it is raw and real, you feel like someone who truly cares about you is helping you. Amazing read! So profound and inspiring.