Review of Rising Strong

The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution.

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Rising Strong book summary
Brené Brown explains how she learned to get back up and keep on going.

Rating

8 Overall

9 Applicability

7 Innovation

8 Style

Recommendation

Brené Brown has a unique gift for touching something deep within her readers. They respond to, anticipate and support her fundamental theme: that being emotionally honest and vulnerable and facing your mistakes and shortcomings bravely and without self-blame will bring wisdom and personal evolution. This candid openness also will enhance your ability to connect to other people, to love and to accept love. Brown is the founder and CEO of The Daring Way and research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Her TED Talk, “The Power of Vulnerability,” remains the fourth-most viewed TED Talk worldwide. Her New York Times #1 bestsellers include Daring Greatly, The Gifts of Imperfection and Rising Strong.

Brown seems a great deal more sincere, dedicated and rigorous than many crank-’em-out best-selling authors whose specialties are feelings and spiritual evolution. She thinks and writes on a more profound yet accessible level. As with her other books, Rising Strong reads like an extended magazine article and becomes repetitive here and there. But there is no denying the inspirational quality of Brown’s advice and the empathy with which she offers it. getAbstract recommends her combination of folksy tone and insightful advice to anyone seeking to understand him- or herself more clearly or anyone who needs guidance to recover from difficult times.

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About the Author

Brené Brown is founder and CEO of The Daring Way and a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Her 2010 TED Talk, “The Power of Vulnerability,” is the fourth-most viewed TED Talk worldwide. She also wrote Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection, both bestsellers.


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