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

This book is a lot of "what" and not a lot of "how." Brown continually harps on the fact that she's a researcher. Ooookay, that's cool. What else? 

 

There are lots of anecdotes about the author and her life that didn't do much to show me how you can take any of what she's writing about and use it to make your life better, nor did I find her revelations to be particularly interesting. I've seen (and liked) a couple of the author's speeches online but I just could not connect with this book. On the plus side it's short and helped me deal with my sleep debt (which Brown says is important, because of research that she doesn't go into detail about).