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I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy and Power

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy and Power
 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Researcher and thought leader Dr Brene 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. We spend too much p... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781489098351
Barcode 9781489098351
Published 1 February 2016 by Bolinda Publishing
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
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Author(s) By Brown, Brene
Read by Fortgang, Lauren
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ISBN-13 9781489098351
ISBN-10 1489098356
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Imprint Audible/Bolinda Audio
Publication Date 1 February 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Brown, Brene
Read by Fortgang, Lauren
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Psychology
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Psychology
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 150
Catalogue Code 832549

Description of this Book

#1 New York Times bestselling author Researcher and thought leader Dr Brene 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. We spend too much precious time and energy managing perception and creating carefully edited versions of ourselves to show to the world. As hard as we try, we can't seem to turn off the tapes that fill our heads with messages like, Never good enough! and What will people think? Why? What fuels this unattainable need to look like we always have it all together? At first glance, we might think its because we admire perfection, but that's not the case. We are actually the most attracted to people we consider to be authentic and down-to-earth. We love people who are real; we're drawn to those who both embrace their imperfections and radiate self-acceptance. 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 were supposed to be. So, we learn to hide our struggles and protect ourselves from shame, judgement, criticism, and blame by seeking safety in pretending and perfection. Based on seven years of 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.

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Author's Bio

Brene Brown is an American scholar, author, and public speaker, who is currently a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Lauren Fortgang lives in New York City where she currently works as an actress and voiceover artist. She majored in theatre and has worked both in and out of the spotlight as an actress, singer, spokesperson, audiobook narrator, podcaster and even costume designer. Her television credits include roles on Law and Order, and Law and Order: SVU. She continues performing on stage, appears in various independent films, has performed voiceover spots, voiced material spanning from video games to textbooks and works regularly as an audiobook narrator. She received recognition from AudioFile magazine and the Audio Publishers Association. Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.

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