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Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Donald Miller

Narrated By: Webb Wilder

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Date: February 2015

Duration: 4 hours 8 minutes


After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he’d had enough. Impressing people wasn’t helping him connect with anyone. He’d built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost.
From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important.
Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best.


  • Lynnelle C.

    Donald Miller at his best: frank, honest, insightful and illuminating. The only down side was the lack of pauses between chapters so you could stop it easily and quickly.

  • Belinda Singh

    Brilliant! Such a timely, gracious, and honest book.

  • David Parker

    I really liked the book itself. It was an interesting cross between Miller's autobiographical narrative style that I'm used to and like from him, and a useful self-help marriage/pre-marriage counseling book. The narration, however, was annoying and distracting. The narration was rushed, and the editing left no pauses whatsoever between chapters and sections. It left me no time to realize a transition was occurring or to think about and absorb the authors culminating statement. Donald, I wish you had read this one yourself too!

  • Charlie Parrish

    This was an incredible and engaging book that was also very vulnerable as the author shared his own personal experiences about relationships. I learned quite a bit and left feeling refreshed at the end of the book.

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