I Thought It Was Just Me Book Review
Book Reviews by WomensSelfesteem.com
Review Date: May 2007
I Thought It Was Just Me I Thought It Was Just Me
Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame
Author: Brene' Brown
Publisher: Penguin Group
Pages: 305 Hard Cover
ISBN#: 13: 978-1-592-40263-2
About the Author: Brene' Brown, Brene' Brown is an educator, writer, and nationally renowned lecturer. She is also a member of the research faculty at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, where she recently completed a six-year study of SHAME and its IMPACT on women.
Brene's studies and research have allowed her the ability to write a very unique and informative book on a much more in depth meaning of SHAME and how it quietly manages to take control of each and every one of us. Brene' Brown presently resides in Houston, Texas, where she enjoys life with her two children and her husband.
About the Book: "I Thought It Was Just Me",
What is shame?
Can we see shame?
Can we feel shame?
Can we hide shame?
Can we overcome shame?
What does shame look like?
How is shame different from embarrassment, guilt, humiliation?
Can we pretend shame does not exist in our minds?
Shame is an emotional feeling that is strong enough and suttle enough to become one of the strongest determining forces in ones mind.
Shame will determine how you will feel and react to certain situations in your life, and none of them positive.
In Brene' Brown's book titled, "I Thought It Was Just Me" you will read her interpretation based on her studies that will answer these questions and also how "women can reclaim power and courage in a culture of SHAME". In this book you will read about SHAME in the first degree.
This book contains very informative content, along with questions that each one of us have at one time or another, wondered about in regards to why are we feeling a certain way. "I Thought It Was Just Me" is a book that you will use many times once you have read it. It is a book that will make your mind think past and outside of the box.
You will learn how shame is more of a self-evaluation than just a word to be hushed in conversation. You will also discover that shame is really about who we are as apposed to why we behave the way we do. The author has questioned and interviewed many different women and has charted her results in her book so that the readers can realate even more on a personal level. I call this book a must to read for people that are interested in understanding human emotion and a very good educator in print.
I Thought It Was Just Me will bring you real testimonials in regards to each individuals thoughts on what shame is. You will read thoughts such as this , which really says a million words in very few:
"Shame is a feeling you get when you believe that you're not worthy of anyone caring about you or loving you. That you're such a bad person that you can't even blame other people for not caring about you. You just want the floors to swallow you up"
As Brene' Brown says in her book," It's not just you, you're not alone, and if you fight the daily battle of feeling like you are-somehow-just not "enough", you owe it to yourself to read this book and discover your infinite possibillities as a human being."
Womensselfesteem.com highly recommends, ”I Thought It Was Just Me” to any woman that is searching for an understanding involved with negative emotions and a new found strength within herself.
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