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...
  • 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...
  • Wellington
    Apr 28, 2019
    Girls are raised to be perfect. Boys are raised to be brave. Be more brave, less perfect. Just because a girl is raised to be perfect, doesn't mean she has to be ..... because perfect is hard? Just because a boy is raised to be brave, doesn't mean brave is easy. Brave is hard for boys ...
  • 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...
  • Michael
    Jun 03, 2019
    Having multiple daughters, this book really peaked my interest. I listened to the audiobook while I was running and at times was fairly frustrated with the book. At the same time, I had to think about what was really bothering me, was it the topic? Was it the author's political view vs...
  • 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...
  • thewoollygeek
    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...
  • Agnes
    May 14, 2019
    This started out as an empathetic and serious talk between close friends and plunged into a clichéd ad post on insta from someone trying to profit off feminism because it sells. I feel like if this book was shorter it would've been different. ...
  • 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...
  • Melissa Hiltbrand
    May 17, 2019
    While I appreciate the basic premise of this book and feel like it is a critically important message for women everywhere, I?m not interested in listening to an endless rant of an agenda nor am I impressed by the amount of foul language used by the author. If you?re an educated wom...
  • Emma
    Jul 28, 2019
    Whelp, this resonated. There was a little bit of bad science at the end speculating on why women aren't supportive of other women, which took me out of it. But! In general, it was a great resource with actionable strategies for pushing back against perfectionism and not letting...
  • Asma
    May 18, 2019
    Not that great read but it holds interesting ideas!! I didn't liked or accepted all concepts within this book but it intrigued me! Why do women tend to overthink things! Why do they tend to think about others and their feelings more than themselves!! Why do they think more about hu...
  • Sarah DiMento
    Jul 24, 2019
    This book was written by the founder of the non-profit Girls Who Code. Girls Who Code is an organization that aims at closing the gender gap in computer science job industry by piquing girls' interest in computer science at a young age and building the confidence, sisterhood, etc to pu...
  • Morgan
    May 03, 2019
    I was so excited to read this book when I initially got it. The title hooked me, and the summary was right up my ally. This book was a spectacular disappointment and I'm so sad. First things first this book claims to talk about how young women are trained to be perfect and not brave-it...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Veronica Hill
    May 24, 2019
    I really liked it. I think it is absolutely true that we are not taught that failure is okay. We are taught to be perfect and anything short is detrimental. And the judgement from other women for not being perfect is astronomical. Or even their version of perfect. I can relate to what ...
  • 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...
  • Rabid Reader
    Jun 02, 2019
    As a loving husband of a brave wife who has started her own company doing what she loves and the father of a tween daughter, I figured this book is required reading material for myself. Also, I'm a big fan of the "Girls who code" organization which is what initially put this book on my...
  • 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...
  • Tara Weiss
    Jun 06, 2019
    Good have been a blog post or a meme... didn't need a whole book. ...
  • MANVI NARANG
    May 21, 2019
    "No more silencing or holding ourselves back or teaching our daughters to do the same it's time to stop this paradigm in its tracks." Brave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani is one of the gem of the books I've come across in my lifetime. This is an authentic take against gender discrim...
  • Laura Henze
    May 25, 2019
    I actually really enjoyed this book! It ended up being much more feminist than I had thought, but it actually brought up some great points about how women are raised and treated differently and that?s why we fear failure and imperfection. That resonated with me a lot and was a person...