Books Recommended by Brené Brown
The Power of Starting Something Stupid
Source: "Already getting me in a heap of trouble. As I was reading it, I made notes to Steve (my husband). When I was done I handed it to him and said, 'This could change the way we live.'" - Brené Brown
Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared
Source: "Both an invitation and a challenge to bravely show up for ourselves, for the people we love, and for the strangers that we will one day call family. I say, ‘Amen!’" - Brené Brown
The Soul of Money
Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life
Source: "A life-changing read. With warmth, honesty, and storytelling, [the author] turns everything we think we know about money upside down…It's the book we all need right now." - Brené Brown
Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For
A Guide for New Leaders
William A. Gentry
Source: "It’s clear that [the author] has a deep understanding of what it takes to develop strong leaders. This has become required reading in my organization." - Brené Brown
The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Dr. Kristin Neff
Source: "[The author]'s powerful research and her ability to explain how self-compassion affects our everyday lives makes this book a transformative read." - Brené Brown
The Moment of Lift
How Empowering Women Changes the World
Source: "An urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world." - Brené Brown
The Lightmaker's Manifesto
How to Work for Change without Losing Your Joy
Source: "The right book for the right time, written by someone who is the embodiment of light and joy." - Brené Brown
The Dance of Anger
A Woman's Guide To Changing The Patterns Of Intimate Relationships
Source: "Helpful for couples in that 'I’m screaming and he’s/she’s shutting down' cycle." - Brené Brown
Did Brené Brown actually create this list?
No. This reading list was curated by our editors based on confirmed mentions from Brené Brown, the sources are made available under each recommendation.
Which of these books would you recommend reading to someone looking to improve their life?
It depends on which area you want to improve. Out of these book recommendations, "The Ride of a Lifetime" makes you a better CEO, while "Marriage Rules" improves your marriage. If you want a general book, "The Alchemist" has the highest number of recommenders, so it might be a good place to start in this library. Either way, we recommend you explore and look at Amazon reviews to get a better idea.
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