Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder

Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder

In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani empowers women and girls to embrace imperfection and bravery. Imagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough. If you didn't care how your life looked on Instagram, or worry about what total strangers thought of you. Imagine if you could let go of the guilt, and stop In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani empowers women and girls ...

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Title:Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder
Author:Reshma Saujani
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1524762334
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder Reviews

  • Maria
    Feb 10, 2019
    Saujani ran for Congress and lost. It was the first major failure of her life. And after she picked herself up, mourned and recovery she realized that it was a gift, an opportunity to change directions and a moment that not many women allow themselves to face. She started Girls Who Cod...
  • Karen
    Jan 18, 2019
    What a fantastic book! 4.5 stars. Reshma Saujani's TED talk was recommended to me by several colleagues at work, so when I saw the book, I knew a little about its premise. I have two boys, and yet, I am a girl :) So it was quite interesting reading this book with both my mom filter ...
  • Kim
    Feb 22, 2019
    I think I would've gotten a lot more out of this if I fit Saujani's definition of a perfectionist?fixed mindset, constantly worried what others think of me, a Type-A Hermione Granger. As more of a Faramir (blessed with an awesome father instead of Denethor), I didn't quite reap the f...
  • Kelly
    Jan 28, 2019
    An outstanding personal development/self-help/growth book about the ways men and women are cued to behave differently. Women, so frequently, are encouraged to be perfect and when something can't be done in such a way, they shouldn't bother trying. That leads, then, to not trying new th...
  • Naomi
    Apr 08, 2019
    I have to say this book really irked me. The premise of this book is fantastic (in theory). The author's writing and layout...horrible. Like most Liberal female non-fiction writers, the author writes women as victims. The author omitted several facts regarding women leaders, entrep...
  • Tara
    Mar 25, 2019
    A good helpful book if your looking to break out of the cycle of how you were raised, breaking out of believing you aren?t good enough, that you have to be perfect. There are some good tips here, I found it a bit repetitive at times, but it has good sound helpful ideas. Sometimes a b...
  • Lorilin
    Apr 02, 2019
    Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code. I wasn?t familiar with her, her organization, or her apparently uber-popular TED talk. Saujani is an interesting woman. I respect her willingness to be honest in this book, especially about her own (pretty big) failures. And...
  • Christine Hill
    Feb 12, 2019
    I received a free copy of this book. I decided to review it because I like the book, but I also think there's a lot of value in it. Quick Summary: Reshma Saujani asserts that we are raising boys to be brave and girls to be perfect. This means boys are more likely to take risks than ...
  • MsKnight
    Mar 03, 2019
    A book that I will pick up over and over, to refresh and remind myself to be #BraveNotPerfect ...
  • Betina
    Mar 21, 2019
    Beginning has some interesting research into gendered upbringing, and the end has some interesting ideas about how to make bravery a daily practice. The middle gets lost in selling bravery as a concept and even takes some irrelevant (although accurate) shots at the current governme...
  • Lauren
    Apr 02, 2019
    I really loved this book and the author's story. As a former competitive gymnast who sole purpose for 15 years was to chase perfection, letting go of that has been difficult as an adult. I found Reshma's story refreshing and inspiring and thought the tips in the back were quite helpful...
  • Donna
    Mar 11, 2019
    I didn't know who Reshma was before reading this. I wasn't sure I'd like her within the first 10 pages, but I loved her honesty, passion and commitment to living her best brave life. But what I loved the most is that she was not only a strong woman, but she supported all other women. S...
  • Faizah Aulia R
    Mar 07, 2019
    as girls, We want to be perfect before we even try. awalnya kufollow Reshma duluan sbg founder Girls Who Code, karena kusukak sekali dengan ide dia untuk nge up girls coders, BECAUSE WHY NOT GIRLS AS CODER ? HEHEH eh ternyata doi udah pernah ada di TEDTalk dengan ngangkat topik...
  • Kristie
    Mar 20, 2019
    This book has something to offer women that struggle with trying to be perfect, saying no, and reaching for their goals. Unfortunately, I do think that many women fall into at least one of these categories. Many don't value themselves enough and are afraid of being judged harshly, emba...
  • MundiNova
    Feb 26, 2019
    "I'd rather be caught trying than not at all." Yes, I'm this book's demographic: A women working in tech who doubts herself constantly. Self-help business books are hit or miss. But after reading Brave, Not Perfect I'm now realizing why they're hit or miss: Ask yourself, "Am I th...
  • Vanessa
    Feb 22, 2019
    There are a lot of great takeaways from this book. The main one, something I can't get enough reminders for, is to doubt yourself less. It was a comfortable read that backs up anecdotes with research. Although I could have done without some of the celebrity name dropping, it doesn't ...
  • Sarah Holton
    Mar 06, 2019
    This book called me out in a lot of ways and I will be thinking on it for a while. I did have a quibble with one part where it felt pretty victim blaming when talking about the Aziz Ansari Me Too thing. I get what she was trying to say but it didn?t come off quite right. Though ho...
  • Tash
    Mar 31, 2019
    I'm not often a fan of this genre of book. However, I feel that this is the perfect time for this book to come out. It adds to the impact of many of the female-oriented movements that are taking place right now and expands on some of the less seen and often misunderstood aspects of bei...
  • Victoria
    Jan 20, 2019
    I have watched Reshma Saujani's TED talk and I feel this book is an extension of the talk. Both are such an inspiration for women who feel stuck in the loop of disappointments and tries to get everything done perfectly. I feel it is a little bit too long and I was puzzled about some ex...
  • Bianca
    Feb 24, 2019
    Girls are raised to be perfect and boys are raised to be brave.  Brave, Not Perfect is exactly what it appears to be - an extension of Reshma Saujani's motivational TED Talk. The message she sends in both the talk and the book is clear, and it's a message that sends chills up you...
  • Andrea
    Jan 15, 2019
    More reviews and book-ish content @ Club Book Mobile & Andrea RBK Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder by Reshma Saujani was a book that I just needed in my life. It was a beautiful reflection on the realities of how our own aspirations can get in the way. T...
  • Jonathan Carter
    Feb 21, 2019
    Disclaimer: The publisher has given me an E-ARC of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, Live Bolder is a book every person needs in their life. Especially girls and women. The book discusses how you'll never be able to ...
  • Heart1lly
    Feb 13, 2019
    More like a 3.5. Let me just start by saying I really respect Girls Who Code. I'm not a girl anymore, I'm a woman (34), but if I had a Girls Who Code program in my school things might have gone a bit differently for me. Reshma illuminates a lot of problems girls face and have faced ...
  • Netta
    Mar 03, 2019
    Perfect for a TED talk and just a tad bit repetitive and go-get-it-ish for a book. Having read this book, though, I realised how lucky I am because I've never been told that I ought to be perfect (or ought to be something other than just happy and content, for that matter) or, that bei...
  • Purva Deshpande
    Mar 07, 2019
    I'd give it a 3.5 stars. Although I couldn't relate with all of the emotions/experiences in the book, I did find myself exclaiming "Exactly!" or "OMG this is so me!" quite a few times as I was reading the book. It does a great job of pointing out the many small (and big) ways in whi...
  • Amanda (Books, Life and Everything Nice)
    Jan 26, 2019
    Thank you to NetGalley, Currency, and Reshma Saujani for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - A self help business book for woman without being overly technical or dry - She launched Girls Who Code and ran for political office - Gives a voic...
  • Donna Hines
    Mar 13, 2019
    "Where along the way did we trade in our confidence and courage for approval and acceptance? And why?" The girls are taught from a young age to be nice, pretty, be a young lady who is soft and perfect. You're not allowed to speak out against injustice, you're not allowed to tell your...
  • Chantal
    Feb 26, 2019
    A must read for anyone interested in culture and gender studies! Highly recommend. ...
  • Kasey
    Jan 20, 2019
    Note that I read a copy of an uncorrected proof so the actual book may be different. I also have watched Reshma Saujani's TED talk and I felt like this book was an extension of the talk. There weren't new points for me, but then I've been reading books on topics like these for quite so...
  • Nikki Betzler
    Feb 24, 2019
    I think Saujani has a very compelling message and mission and I highly respect what she?s doing for girls and our culture. This book just seems to be written for someone who has never thought about being brave or being their own person before and it doesn?t offer a lot of depth. I?...