The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (Unabridged) - Brené Brown

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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (Unabridged) - Brené Brown

Brenee's work is so powerful and important and she is so engaging in her TED Talks.

Her work on the importance of embracing our imperfections is so necessary...especially when so many "perfect people" in the middle class have to face the harsh reality that their following "the rules" (working hard, graduating from college, etc) won't save their jobs, because they are being eliminated by technology or are being sent overseas.

I therefore feel petty or silly in having such a problem with the narrator.

Here's why:

Her well-coiffed and perfected diction annoyingly contradicts the valuable messages of acceptance and authenticity described in Brenee's book. The audiobook makes me feel like I'm listening to a lecture from an automated Stepford Wife.

I humbly recommend checking out what James Altucher did when he recoded, "Choose Yourself"...he embraced his authenticity throughout and consistently and playfully amended his book with impromptu, but relevant thoughts and stories that further made his point.

Renee 'a work is wonderful, and my wish in writing this review is to contribute to her success by encouraging her work to be made more accessible.

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