Atlas of the Heart
Books | Psychology / Social Psychology
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In her latest book, Brené Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and be stewards of the stories that we hear. This is the framework for meaningful connection.”Don’t miss the five-part HBO Max docuseries Brené Brown: Atlas of the Heart!In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances—a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection. Over the past two decades, Brown’s extensive research into the experiences that make us who we are has shaped the cultural conversation and helped define what it means to be courageous with our lives. Atlas of the Heart draws on this research, as well as on Brown’s singular skills as a storyteller, to show us how accurately naming an experience doesn’t give the experience more power—it gives us the power of understanding, meaning, and choice. Brown shares, “I want this book to be an atlas for all of us, because I believe that, with an adventurous heart and the right maps, we can travel anywhere and never fear losing ourselves.”
Random House Publishing Group
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"Daring Greatly was one of the first books that got me back into reading and her latest book is much more similar to that one than Dare to Lead. This book just felt more in line with Brene’s original works and I really enjoyed. She explains the impact on language for emotions while helping to define them as she goes. It’s a fun, easy read and there are dozens of short passages worth writing down. "
"This is an anthology, a textbook to a course. Not a light read. I feel that I’ll need to reread it at least three more times before I grasp everything there is to learn, and that will be just the beginning."
"I listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed hearing her read her own words, then I bought the hard copy. "
"It was like reading a text book of emotion definitions. "
"I’ve started reading some old Nancy Drew mysteries to ring in the start of autumn :)"
"Currently reading. The book gives words to emotions and gives great insight for communicating. "
"Increasing emotional vocabulary is essential to relationships "
"This book was absolutely fascinating. I loved how every emotion was categorized and then broken down. Throughout the book, I was able to understand which emotions I'd been correctly describing, which ones I needed to adjust my perspective on, and which I gained a deeper understanding of. I loved that now I can better understand exactly what I'm feeling. I also appreciated how Brene Brown explains her research methods and why she has taken those specific approaches.<br/><br/>One note about the audiobook - Brene Brown does stop and add side notes several times throughout. This bothered me because it started to feel more like a podcast about the book than an audiobook. It also bothered me because then I started to question what was the book and what was her commentary. I like to know that, if there's a line I like and want to find it again later, I can go find a physical copy of the book and find the line."