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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

Author: Brene Brown
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Shame manifests itself in many ways. Addiction, perfectionism, fear and blame are just a few of the outward signs that Dr. Brene Brown discovered in her 6-year study of shame's effects on women. While shame is generally thought of as an emotion sequestered in the shadows of our psyches, I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME demonstrates the ways in which it is actually present in the most mundane and visible aspects of our lives - from our mental and physical health and body image to our relationships with our partners, our kids, our friends, our money and our work. After talking to hundreds of women and therapists, Dr. Brown is able to illuminate the myriad shaming influences that dominate our culture and explain why we are all vulnerable to shame. We live in a culture that tells us we must reject our bodies, reject our authentic stories and, ultimately, reject our true selves in order to fit in and be accepted. Outlining an empowering new approach that dispels judgment and awakens us to the genuine acceptance of ourselves and others, I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME begins a crucial new dialogue of hope. Through potent personal narratives and examples from real women, Brown identifies and explains four key elements that allow women to transform their shame into courage, compassion and connection.
Reviews
"Brown offers insights and strategies for understanding shame and overcoming its power over women. ... An interesting look at a debilitating emotion that stunts the potential of too many women."
"--Booklist"
"Brown is clearly passionate and knowledgeable about her subject and has a smooth writing style."
"--Library Journal "
?Shame is a profoundly debilitating emotion. It drives our fears of not being good enough. We can learn to feel shame about anything that is real about us --- our shape, our accent, our financial situation, our wrinkles, our size, our illness, or how we spend our day. "I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME" is an urgent and compelling invitation to examine our struggles with shame and to learn valuable tools to become our best, most authentic selves. Grounded in exceptional scholarship and filled with inspiring stories, this is one of those rare books that has the potential to turn lives around.?
--Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of "The Dance of Ang
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"Brown offers insights and strategies for understanding shame and overcoming its power over women. ... An interesting look at a debilitating emotion that stunts the potential of too many women."
"--Booklist"
"Brown is clearly passionate and knowledgeable about her subject and has a smooth writing style."
"--Library Journal"
aShame is a profoundly debilitating emotion. It drives our fears of not being good enough. We can learn to feel shame about anything that is real about us --- our shape, our accent, our financial situation, our wrinkles, our size, our illness, or how we spend our day. "I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME" is an urgent and compelling invitation to examine our struggles with shame and to learn valuable tools to become our best, most authentic selves. Grounded in exceptional scholarship and filled with inspiring stories, this is one of those rare books that has the potential to turn lives around.a
--Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of "The Dance of Anger"
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General Fields

  • : 9781592403356
  • : Gotham Books
  • : Gotham Books
  • : February 2008
  • : 210mm X 134mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : illustrations
  • : 336
  • : 158.1
  • : Paperback
  • : Brene Brown

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