This book is a must-read for, well, everyone. Brown has done some incredibly thorough research to help us all understand some very difficult issues – shame and vulnerability. Tough topics. But she presents her ideas in a very readable form, with a lot of great first-hand stories to illustrate what she’s discussing. You’ll recognize your behaviors here. And probably cringe, and perhaps even feel the warm wash of shame coming back on you. But you’ll learn a lot, about yourself, and about how to work with others in difficult circumstances. Great stuff!
If you need more encouragement to read this, check out Brown’s TED talk to get a taste of her message. Once you do, I think you’ll want to read the book.