Brené Brown was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 18, 1965. She received a Bachelor of Social Work at University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Social Work and Ph.D. from the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston. She is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She is the author of I Thought It Was Just Me, The Gifts of Imperfection, and Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)