Book Review: Daring Greatly.

A review of: Daring Greatly – By Brené Brown.



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


Brené Brown







‘Daring Greatly’ by Brené Brown is a research-based book, documenting Dr Brown’s work in the field of vulnerability.

This book tackles the underlying feelings we associate with everyday life – things like vulnerability, shame and uncertainty – and provides the perspective that these thoughts and feelings can become strengths when viewed and channeled correctly.

‘Daring Greatly’ contains personal stories, research data and practical examples aimed at helping the reader understand that their most vulnerable moments can be defining and life-changing.

My Thoughts:

‘Daring Greatly’ came recommended to me by a friend, who gifted me the book.

In all honesty, I found this book very information-dense, and although I completely understand the point Dr. Brown has about being open and honest and wholehearted, the book itself was very disorganised.

It took me well over a month to read, as I had to continuously put it down and try to absorb what was being said, and then try and connect that to what had already been said. This was mainly due to the fact that the important information was hidden in long-winded personal stories that could have been summed up in a paragraph, rather than in 5 pages.

Brené Brown is an incredibly switched on, intelligent and curious person, which I completely and utterly admire – there is no doubt about that.

Usually I am not so critical, but this book seemed to be a hellishly twisted version of common sense. Perhaps it’s because I wasn’t brought up with a silver spoon in my mouth or slept on a bed of roses, but the idea that being open and honest can help you grow as a person was something that I understood when I was in first grade.

If you want a more succinct version, with most of what you need to know, I would recommend watching Brené Brown’s TED Talks instead.

My Rating: 2/5

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Quote Of The Day 04/08/2019

SUNDAY, 04/08/2019:


‘Despite all the achievements of civilization, the human being is still one of the most vulnerable creatures on earth.’

– Vladimir Putin