My friend Cari recommended that I read Brene Brown and since I hadn’t read her before, that I start with The Gifts of Imperfection. I loved Brene Brown’s arena speech so I knew that I would love her writing style. At least, I was fairly certain.
Much like other books of this genre, The Gifts of Imperfection is a book that will take a few different read throughs to fully absorb. The book provides guideposts to help you navigate what you should be cultivating in your life and what you should be letting go.
There’s actually an inventory, a quiz of sorts, to help you identify the areas you need to work on through this book. My book club is talking about this book now and we all took the inventory first. For me, it was very eye opening. Want to take it? Check it out here.
This book brings up lots of great questions to ask yourself as you read it. My book club has a journal that we’re keeping as we read.
There are two versions of The Gifts of Imperfection. The first is the original. All Kindle versions are the original. But there’s a tenth anniversary edition that is available in hardback. I have both the Kindle version and the hardback as I wanted to see the differences. There are not that many differences, but there is a 10th anniversary note in the hardback version. I highly recommend reading this one.
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My plan for 2021 is to write a blog post for each book I read. Last year, I read 150 books. I’m one book away.