The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and Rising Strong, our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom and hope.
Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation-Brene Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the last two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy, and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers: Braving the Wilderness, The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly and Rising Strong. Brene's TED talk, `The Power of Vulnerability', is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with 35 million views. Brene lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie.