I recently read and reviewed another book by Brown, Daring Greatly, which focused on her doctoral research and social work study into vulnerability, shame and empathy. This is her most recent (2015) book, which expands upon her research in the previous book.

She believes that people coming out of a vulnerable situation go through three stages: The Reckoning, The Rumble and The Revolution. Unlike other self-help or spiritual books, this one is packed full of academic research and anecdotal examples to help readers understand what it takes to be brave enough to try and rise up after we fail.