Braving the Wilderness is a book by Brené Brown about the quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone. In it, Brown argues that emotional honesty is the key to both individual and collective thriving. She discusses how we can cultivate authentic connections with others, even in today’s highly digital world, and offers tips for navigating challenging conversations. Above all else, Braving the Wilderness teaches us that fearlessness is vital to creating a more just and equitable society.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to connect more authentically with others, navigate challenging conversations, and fearlessly create a more just society.
- Brown offers insightful observations about the nature of human connection.
- The book is full of useful tips for navigating difficult conversations.
- Braving the Wilderness encourages readers to be fearless in their pursuit of social justice.
- The book is quite dense and can be difficult to get through
- Brown’s arguments are not always persuasive
- The book is geared more towards adults than adolescents or young adults
Learn more about the author
Brené Brown, PhD, is a research professor at the University ofHoustonGraduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: Daring Greatly (2012), Rising Strong (2015), Bravingthe Wilderness (2017) – which was named one of Amazon’s Top 10 Books of 2017 – and Gifts fromthe Heart (2018). Her TED talks have been viewed more than 34 million times worldwide.
“In a world where so many people seem to be seeking revenge for past hurts, Brené Brown shines a light on the power of empathy and connection. She offers readers a way forward by reminding us that we are all in this together.”
“Brown offers up an important, timely message about the critical need for belonging and connection in our increasingly polarized society.”
“Brown offers readers a new approach to the challenge of forging genuine connections in an era dominated by digital social media. . . Her timely and essential exploration of what it means to belong—and the courage necessary to forge our own paths—is sure to inspire.”
“Brené Brown is a genius and her latest book, Braving the Wilderness, is essential reading. With characteristic insight and compassion, she shows us how to build true belonging in a world that too often leaves people feeling lonely and afraid. This book will change the way you see yourself – and the world around you.”