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 691 Ratings


When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we are worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection—which has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages, and Forbes recently named one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life"—we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.

A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts” are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.

Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.


  • 👍🏻👍🏻

    By GLJDD-
    Brenè has such a talent for words. Gifts of Imperfection is simple to read, yet simultaneously complex and thought igniting.
  • Time to Embrace YOU

    By I am Jess.
    Another Brene Brown gem. After doing all of the research, she shares with us her discoveries to help guide you in finding the authentic version of yourself that you were always meant to be. Forget society and the norms, many of us having forgotten how go genuinely live.
  • The Gifts of Imperfection

    By Mr. Caboose117
    Excellent insight on how to live life to its fullest under any and all circumstances. Loved it.
  • Beautiful book

    By Haggai234
    I read this book and found great advice and perspectives for my day to date life If you’re wondering wether to get this book or not , I highlyyy recommend it
  • This book changed my life.

    By ashleybyrum
    I loved this book. It was such an easy read it’s something I needed to read years ago. The message that I am always enough no matter what is exactly what my sound needed to hear. This book has truly transformed my life and made me want to choose self comparison, gratitude, and joy daily!
  • 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.