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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Being human....

This concept is a gem that needs to be studied and practiced! Our struggle for perfection, fear of being seen as "different", fear of being disliked, un-accepted and so many other crippling aspects of "being human" all make us vulnerable to sickness, and misery. This wo...
This concept is a gem that needs to be studied and practiced! Our struggle for perfection, fear of being seen as "different", fear of being disliked, un-accepted and so many other crippling aspects of "being human" all make us vulnerable to sickness, and misery. This wonderful book endears us to living an authentic life, whole-hearted living and accepting the fact that what makes us different also make us unique and special. We need to embrace our authentic selves and STOP trying so hard to please everyone else by being the way we think THEY want us to be. Yes, it sounds easy on paper but the truth is that, of course, this insight makes more sense than anything else I can think of! This should be on all of our bookshelves!

posted by 20MAKAYLA11 on June 17, 2011

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7 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Decent

I was disappointed. Book see,ed dull at points and obvious most of the time. I gave it three stars because it is nice to be reminded that we need to take a breathe and cherish our differences.

posted by Anonymous on January 22, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Decent

    I was disappointed. Book see,ed dull at points and obvious most of the time. I gave it three stars because it is nice to be reminded that we need to take a breathe and cherish our differences.

    7 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Academic

    Ms. Brown writes forwardly, but shows her academic roots. She speaks logically of her experiences, but fails to convey any real "guts" on the many issues and "studies" she describes. In that sense, she qualifies as being a psychologist at best, wrapping her head around the stuff of life. Her insights are sound, but limply communicated. The occasional humor interrupts the monotony of an otherwise, flat discourse.

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