Bookshelf: Healing Reading

BY Winston Gieseke

December 22 2011 4:00 AM ET

MIND AND EMOTIONS X200 | ADVOCATE.COM The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown
It’s hard not to feel inadequate in a world full of marketing and societal messages that dictate how fabulous we’re supposed to look and feel. Author Brené Brown, an expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, reveals 10 guideposts on the power of worthiness that help us cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to love ourselves and embrace a fuller, happier life. Hazelden Publishing, $14.95

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