Atlas of the Heart - Brené Brown

Atlas of the Heart

By Brené Brown

  • Release Date: 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Psychology
Score: 4.5
From 179 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In her latest book, Brené Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and be stewards of the stories that we hear. This is the framework for meaningful connection.”

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In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances—a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.
Over the past two decades, Brown’s extensive research into the experiences that make us who we are has shaped the cultural conversation and helped define what it means to be courageous with our lives. Atlas of the Heart draws on this research, as well as on Brown’s singular skills as a storyteller, to show us how accurately naming an experience doesn’t give the experience more power—it gives us the power of understanding, meaning, and choice.
Brown shares, “I want this book to be an atlas for all of us, because I believe that, with an adventurous heart and the right maps, we can travel anywhere and never fear losing ourselves.”


  • If you have kids, please read this one.

    By Sugar Coated Spitball
    Might be the most helpful book I have ever read- and I’ve read a lot. I keep referring back to her named feelings for the remedies. If I’d learned how to properly deal with my feelings like this before now (I’m 50) I know my relationships would have been better and maybe I wouldn’t be alone. Until now the only tools I had were to stuff the emotions down (like Spock) or run away. Thank God for you, Brene.
  • Goosebumps

    By KaeliLJ
    Having read most all of Berene’s work leading up to this one, it’s incredible to see how (just like us), her learnings and assumptions twist and turn and grow and develop and blossom into something beautiful over all this time. Atlas of the Heart puts into words what we feel and know (or have no idea we know) in such a way that you go back and read one of her passages again and again and think, “WOW- if that isn’t hitting the nail dead on the head”…… Brene Brown, thank you.
  • Awesome read

    By jwatson26
    Highly recommend. Being able to give language to feelings is such gift to the world.
  • Huge disappointment!

    By irismonica
    This book is a reference of emotions and all 87 emotions as Brene Brown takes you on the journey of defining all 87. It’s based on research and I give her a lot of accolades for the research completed to develop this book however, data is not a real life human being and so it is not going to be a one size fits all type of life. Extremely disappointed!