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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Rising Strong, written and read by Brené Brown.

The physics of vulnerability is simple: if we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and Rising Strong our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom and hope.

©2018 Brené Brown (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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"A mind-blowing, life-changing read...gets to the heart of life." (Red)

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Rising Strong - Highly Recommend

Absolutely excellent! This books taught me so much! I’m excited about going to the vulnerable places and engaging people in the rumble ... in a way that we both learn. Thank you!
Warm Regards
Collette Merritt
Be The Change Coaching - South Africa

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Amazing

Absolutely loved it all the way. She is absolutely brilliant and real! Will start new book of hers immediately!

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Dinner invite!

Definitely 1 of my 5 invitees to that imaginary dinner party with interesting/famous people! Spectacular!

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Important work

I now own five books by Brene Brown and each of them take me down when I read them. They bring hard truths to light and these are sometimes very hard to take. I thoroughly appreciate Brown's own vulnerability in her writing by sharing parts of her own story with us. She humanises a very human thing - learning about ourselves and course-correcting to live our best lives. It's hard. I feel exposed just reading her books and listening to her talks. Her ideas are useful in challenging and addressing the ugliness of our humanity yet humbling to emerge on the best side of our humanity. Brene Brown and others like her are doing important work. If there is anything we need more than ever in this age of machine-driven advancements and cold competition is to truly be and remain human with every uncertain step of life and still be able to have compassion for ourselves and others in the process.

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Simply mind blowing! listened to it twice!

Easily one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to! Brene is a masterful story teller and incredibly wise woman! life changing stuff!

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Just what I needed

The challenges and supports in this story resonated with me. Been un education since I was 5 and still needing more and more.

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Excellent, but tough one.

As always, excellent work. I will have to go through it again though. There's just so much to learn. Thanx Brene.

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Dr. Brown is just amazing

Dr. Brown is just amazing. Her work should be the starting point for any personal development journey.

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Let’s rise strong

Brene never disappoints- her research is so vital to well-being- I wish for all to hear steps to being strong.

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Inspired

I really have no words for this book. I have had goosebump moments, Aha moments, some "I knew it!" moments, and some tears. Thank you Brené Brown for the work that you do, and for sharing it with us.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-24-18

A book with great insight to emotions

I have been lately working on managing my responses in difficult times and Rising strong has given me a great insight to it. This book had been by far the best book I have read. It's my first book written by Brene Brown and I can't wait to explore the other books she has written down. Truly vulnerable in expressing her own emotions allowed me to understand that we all run sweat and are covered with dust in the arena, when we r knocked down. We all should be confident to rise up and face the battle . Thanks to Dr. Brene Brown not only for the courage to write a book on shame and Vulnerability but also for narrating it in her own voice, which made the audible truly authentic. Thanks again!

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  • Vrinda Das
  • 06-29-18

Wholehearted

I’ve been a fan of Brene Browns work since I read Daring Greatly, probably around the time it came out. I picked up the kindle version of Rising Strong also the year it came out but didn’t connect with it at first. Now, 2.5 years later hearing her read the book to me I feel so inspired and hopeful from learning what I have. I’ve learnt so much and was already going through this process with my counsellor, I just didn’t see all the steps like this and this understanding will be so helpful. Thank you for doing the work you’re doing, it’s so wholesome and life changing.

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  • Bernadette Kenny
  • 06-25-19

This book lacked nothing!

I really got this!I paused and went over it to help a friend struggling.
I healed wounds ,and became more comoasionate.This book brought me to my knees and kept me intrigued.I have opened by eyes and my heart.Thank you Brène Brown .You are inspiring,Amazing and I love your voice.Thank you for reading to me.
Bernadette Kenny

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  • Helen Poulter
  • 05-15-18

fantastic

Beautifully written and filled with very important insight. Thank you Brène for your fantastic work

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  • Ke Donn
  • 08-28-19

This book is a life changer

Brene Brown has done it again with this amazing info filled book and all without ever sounding like she is better than you. I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE

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  • Comfort Ndukauba
  • 01-05-19

Truth of life

This book, Rising Strong to me is nothing but Spiritual! It feels like the Bible stories brought home to real human experience. I saw my past and present while listening to this book. I am inspired to actively show up in writing the future I want for myself.
Thanks to Dr Brene' Brown for this outstanding work.

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  • Alethea S.
  • 01-16-21

This is a powerful , honest and insightful read

I resonate with so much with this book and ill definitely be reading this over again and apply the learnings to my life.

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  • Miss M Potrykus
  • 09-28-18

A MUST READ

This is probably one of the best books I’ve read in awhile. It really made me wake up and open up in all aspects of my life. Great read!

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  • JG
  • 10-29-18

Confused thinking.

I'm her effort to make this accessible, she tells a confused personal story, citing two friends as data and 2 years as an era. This is a cash grab by a very smart professional.

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  • Miss Aura Unguras
  • 11-07-21

The principles of this should be taught in schools

It is not easy to listen to this book without a bittersweet feeling. Brenè never talks about easy, cheap life hacks. It opens your eyes and opens your heart when you really feel like being ignorant would be easier. It also suggests a solution so after all the bittersweet feeling turns into wholehearted feelings. I like the method to turn uncomfortable feelings into curiosity. Brenè is confident enough to explain her "imperfections" when dealing with some painful situations. It is human, humorous, warm and empowering.

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  • Eliza Bennetts
  • 03-18-19

Brimming with first world problems

I listened to this with an open mind. I’d never read any of Brown’s books but was keen to learn what all the ‘buzz’ was about.
Unfortunately, this never hit the mark for me. By the end, I still didn’t have a clear understanding of what the rising strong process involves. I get the ‘face down in the arena’ bit, but I was left thinking that perhaps Brown doesn’t really understand adversity.
The anecdotes that were meant to serve as examples served only as a catalyst for some major eyerolling and the cry ‘meanwhile, some people have real problems!’
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Arguing with your husband
Having a messy roommate (for one night!)
Someone sending you a passive aggressive email.
So hard to listen to when you’ve experienced real pain and the need to get up and face the world day after day despite it.

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  • Pennyqt
  • 06-26-18

Very thought provoking.

A great book to read and help implement a change in your life. Do believe reading Brené Browns other books is important for whole picture. Well worth the read.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-23-18

thanku

this one I'll be listening to over and over and over. thanku for sharing your story. the revolution has begun for me 😚

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  • Holly
  • 07-06-18

Whole hearted in training

Always soul shifting, Brene speaks to my heart like no other teacher! Thank you x

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  • Geoff
  • 09-14-19

Rising Strong Review

I've been working in international marketing for 29 years in 14 countries. I've "done" an incredible amount of personal development work. I got hit with huge business corruption that was a personal attack by people closest to me against me. I've improved in the last 15 years but, I've been still stuck in key areas that I nor others have uncovered. When I as global expert falls, with mystery and confusion attached my wires got tangled in my brain and heart. The cost to me emotionally, those close to me and finding a way to create my new future has been blurry, foggy and painful. I've been diving deeply the past two months into Brene's work. I've transformed more in the past two months than the combined 29 years. I'm very much in a bit of each state of The Reckoning, The Rumble and The Revolution plus more in various areas of my life. My eyes are focused on absorbing Brene's work through this book, plus I've read Daring Greatly and Daring To Lead. I'm committed to get this work deep into my bones and share Brene's work with all those I can.. Brene, Rising Strong will be the first fundamental tool for human loving and growth I gift every new and existing person I mentor in my business. From the bottom of my heart I truly am grateful for giving myself a permission slip to dive deep, get messy in the middle and be brave in the process of Rising Strong. Thank you so much Brene, you can't imagine the God send you've been to me. Marci

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-21

Just what I needed after a break up

Brenè’s voice is great and the book is better than I can say. I’ve learnt a process I’m going to turn into my revolution and learn daily. It was the perfect book to listen to after someone has left you even though you wanted to commit and work through it. It helped me feel like less of a failure and more courageous. Thanks Brenè your work is important and life saving.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-07-20

This book could change your life

I love all of Brene’s books, they have changed my life. I could read this over and over - I recommend to everyone

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  • Matt
  • 06-19-20

Owning all of who you are

Everyone has a story, you can call it good or bad.
I'd express them as neither, we as individuals make up a story based on our parents, our family, our friends, our teachers, our environment point of views. Past experiences, weather we like them or hated them.
This book helps us to go within, be honest how that made us feel and rumble (understand) and express by writing it down and acknowledging how it helps us to get where we need to be or disregard it because the story was just something we made us to help us through that situation. Be brave enough to own all of who you are and what your truly capable of if your willing to rumble.
Great book, Great read, Just by reading it you'll have altered how you move forward in life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-28-20

I wanted to like it.

Some good parts but I couldn't fully engage. Perhaps needs a PDF for the "process".

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  • Kirsty
  • 09-18-21

Love Brene's work

So engaging, I take everything on board. Brene makes her books so relatable, Rising Strong was amazing.