Dr. Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation-Brene Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past sixteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers - The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong. Her latest book, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and The Courage to Stand Alone, will be released Fall 2017. Brene's TED talk - The Power of Vulnerability - is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 30 million views. In addition to her research and writing, Brene is the Founder and CEO of BRAVE LEADERS INC - an organization that brings evidence-based courage building programs to teams, leaders, entrepreneurs, change makers, and culture shifters. Brene lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie.
"This important book is about the lifelong journey from 'What will people think?' to 'I am enough.' Brown's unique ability to blend original research with honest storytelling makes reading The Gifts of Imperfection like having a long, uplifting conversation with a very wise friend who offers compassion, wisdom, and great advice." - Harriet Lerner, New York Times best-selling author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection "Brene Brown courageously tackles the dark emotions that get in the way of leading a fuller life; read this book and let some of that courage rub off on you." - Daniel H. Pink, New York Times best-selling author of A Whole New Mind "Courage, compassion, and connection: Through Brene's research, observations, and guidance, these three little words can open the door to amazing change in your life." - Ali Edwards, author of Life Artist