I Thought it was Just Me (but it Isn't)

I Thought it was Just Me (but it Isn't)
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Avery
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1592403352
ISBN 13: 9781592403356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Thought it was Just Me (but it Isn't) Book Review:

Draws on research with hundreds of interviewees to identify the pervasive influence of cultural shame, discussing how women can recognize the ways in which shame influences their health and relationships and can be transformed into courage and connectivity.

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't)

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't)
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781440622229
ISBN 13: 1440622221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't) Book Review:

Researcher, thought leader, and New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown offers a liberating study on the importance of our imperfections—both to our relationships and to our own sense of self The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. Everywhere we turn, there are messages that tell us who, what and how we’re supposed to be. So, we learn to hide our struggles and protect ourselves from shame, judgment, criticism and blame by seeking safety in pretending and perfection. Dr. Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, is the leading authority on the power of vulnerability, and has inspired thousands through her top-selling books Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and The Gifts of Imperfection, her wildly popular TEDx talks, and a PBS special. Based on seven years of her ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we’re all in this together. Dr. Brown writes, “We need our lives back. It’s time to reclaim the gifts of imperfection—the courage to be real, the compassion we need to love ourselves and others, and the connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life. These are the gifts that bring love, laughter, gratitude, empathy and joy into our lives.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

Women and Shame

Women and Shame
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2004-06-30
ISBN 10: 9780975425237
ISBN 13: 0975425234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Shame Book Review:

A compelling and provocative exploration of the complexities of shame and its impact on women's lives. Based on interviews with over 200 women, here are ideas, information, and strategies for understanding shame across a wide range of topics, including appearance, sex, body image, motherhood, parenting, health, and aging, supported by poignant and relevant case examples. Four key elements that allow women to transform shame into connection and acceptance are identified and explained. Original.

I Thought it was Just Me

I Thought it was Just Me
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781436278393
ISBN 13: 1436278392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Thought it was Just Me Book Review:

Draws on research with hundreds of interviewees to identify the pervasive influence of cultural shame, discussing how women can recognize the ways in which shame influences their health and relationships and can be transformed into courage and connectivity.

Braving the Wilderness

Braving the Wilderness
Author: Brene Brown
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 0812985818
ISBN 13: 9780812985818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Braving the Wilderness Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection Don't miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage! HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK "True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives--experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that we're experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, "True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that's rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it's easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it's a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It's a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts." Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, "The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it's the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand."

It Will Never Happen to Me!

It Will Never Happen to Me!
Author: Claudia Black
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 203
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 0345345940
ISBN 13: 9780345345943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Will Never Happen to Me! Book Review:

Offers personal advice for the children of alcoholics and discusses the family relationships of alcoholics

Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-01-17
ISBN 10: 0670923532
ISBN 13: 9780670923533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daring Greatly Book Review:

**Now on Netflix as The Call to Courage** Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect. In a powerful new vision Dr Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - from revealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across every area of our lives including home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition

The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 0593133587
ISBN 13: 9780593133583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

In hardcover for the first time, this tenth-anniversary edition of the game-changing #1 New York Times bestseller features a new foreword and brand-new tools to make the work your own. For over a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveler. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh, and, on occasion, cry with you. And what's now become a movement all started with The Gifts of Imperfection, which has sold more than two million copies in thirty-five different languages across the globe. What transforms this book from words on a page to effective daily practices are the ten guideposts to wholehearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way. Brené writes, "This book is an invitation to join a wholehearted revolution. A small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, 'My story matters because I matter.' Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance."

Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN 10: 0399592547
ISBN 13: 9780399592546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dare to Lead Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Don’t miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage! NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start. Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? In this new book, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions of readers have come to expect and love. Brown writes, “One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It’s learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It’s why we’re here.” Whether you’ve read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or you’re new to Brené Brown’s work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.

Sometimes I Lie

Sometimes I Lie
Author: Alice Feeney
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 1250144833
ISBN 13: 9781250144836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sometimes I Lie Book Review:

My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?

The Kiss of Deception

The Kiss of Deception
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 162779218X
ISBN 13: 9781627792189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kiss of Deception Book Review:

In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia's life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn't—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met. On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love. The Kiss of Deception is the first book in Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles.

All American Boys

All American Boys
Author: Jason Reynolds,Brendan Kiely
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 1481463330
ISBN 13: 9781481463331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All American Boys Book Review:

When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.

It IS About Islam

It IS About Islam
Author: Glenn Beck
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-08-18
ISBN 10: 1501126121
ISBN 13: 9781501126123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It IS About Islam Book Review:

#1 bestselling author and radio host Glenn Beck exposes the real truth behind the roots of Islamic extremism in Muslim teachings in this sharply insightful handbook that debunks commonly held assumptions about Islam and the dream of a renewed caliphate. From the barbarians of ISIS to the terror tactics of Al-Qaeda and its offshoots, to the impending threat of a nuclear Iran, those motivated by extreme fundamentalist Islamic faith have the power to endanger and kill millions. The conflict with them will not end until we face the truth about those who find their inspiration and justification in the religion itself. Drawing on quotes from the Koran and the hadith, as well as from leaders of ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Muslim Brotherhood, Glenn Beck seeks to expose the true origins of Islamic extremism as well as the deadly theological motivations behind these agencies of destruction. Using the same unique no-holds-barred style from his bestselling books Control and Conform, Glenn Beck offers straight facts and history about the fundamental beliefs that inspire so many to kill.

The Gifts of Imperfection

The Gifts of Imperfection
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-09-20
ISBN 10: 1592859895
ISBN 13: 9781592859894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gifts of Imperfection Book Review:

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.

Rising Strong

Rising Strong
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Spiegel & Grau
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN 10: 081299583X
ISBN 13: 9780812995831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rising Strong Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Don’t miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage! Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents—shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort. Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we’re feeling; we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are. ONE OF GREATER GOOD’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR “[Brené Brown’s] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we’ve all had but haven’t quite known how to articulate. . . . Brené empowers us each to be a little more courageous.”—The Huffington Post

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Author: Judy Blume
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-05-29
ISBN 10: 1447280385
ISBN 13: 9781447280385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Book Review:

Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - his little brother, Fudge. Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes and it's usually up to Peter to sort out the mess. When Peter wins a tiny green turtle called Dribble, he's determined to keep it away from his brother. But when Fudge does get his hands on Dribble - disaster strikes! Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first book in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume, featuring cover art from picture book star, Emily Gravett.

The Book of Forgiving

The Book of Forgiving
Author: Desmond Tutu,Mpho Tutu
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 0062203584
ISBN 13: 9780062203588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Forgiving Book Review:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chair of The Elders, and Chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, offer a manual on the art of forgiveness—helping us to realize that we are all capable of healing and transformation. Tutu's role as the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission taught him much about forgiveness. If you asked anyone what they thought was going to happen to South Africa after apartheid, almost universally it was predicted that the country would be devastated by a comprehensive bloodbath. Yet, instead of revenge and retribution, this new nation chose to tread the difficult path of confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Each of us has a deep need to forgive and to be forgiven. After much reflection on the process of forgiveness, Tutu has seen that there are four important steps to healing: Admitting the wrong and acknowledging the harm; Telling one's story and witnessing the anguish; Asking for forgiveness and granting forgiveness; and renewing or releasing the relationship. Forgiveness is hard work. Sometimes it even feels like an impossible task. But it is only through walking this fourfold path that Tutu says we can free ourselves of the endless and unyielding cycle of pain and retribution. The Book of Forgiving is both a touchstone and a tool, offering Tutu's wise advice and showing the way to experience forgiveness. Ultimately, forgiving is the only means we have to heal ourselves and our aching world.

Restoration House

Restoration House
Author: Kennesha Buycks
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 0310092183
ISBN 13: 9780310092186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restoration House Book Review:

Rediscover the heart of your home and your story. Home is meant to be a place to belong. A place to gather and connect. A place of beauty. A place to restore your soul. Creating a restored home—the kind that you and your loved ones want to return to again and again—is as much about making everyone who enters feel cared for and comfortable as it is about creating a beautiful space. In Restoration House, home decor and lifestyle guide Kennesha Buycks of Restoration House blog shows you how to embrace your home and your story as you create mindful spaces that give life to you, your loved ones, and all who enter. With gorgeous photography and pages of practical tips for curating and decorating your home (even on a small budget) and welcoming others, Restoration House will help you make purposeful design decisions as you create renewing spaces for you to enjoy with family and friends. Whether you live in your dream house or you’re still dreaming about it, you can feel at home in the home you have.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 1416971718
ISBN 13: 9781416971719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of My Mind Book Review:

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

The Little Engine That Could

The Little Engine That Could
Author: Watty Piper
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 0593096533
ISBN 13: 9780593096536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Engine That Could Book Review:

The special anniversary edition of The Little Engine That Could™ contains the entire text and original artwork. Young readers, as well as parents and grandparents, will treasure the story of the blue locomotive who exemplifies the power of positive thinking.