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Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You're Going Through | [Iyanla Vanzant]

Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You're Going Through

Best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant recounts the last decade of her life and the spiritual lessons learned—from the price of success during her meteoric rise as a TV celebrity on Oprah, the Iyanla TV show (produced by Barbara Walters), to the dissolution of her marriage and her daughter’s 15 months of illness and death on Christmas day. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Iyanla shares why everything we need to learn is reflected in our relationships and explains the strength and wisdom she has gained by supporting others.
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant recounts the last decade of her life and the spiritual lessons learned—from the price of success during her meteoric rise as a TV celebrity on Oprah, the Iyanla TV show (produced by Barbara Walters), to the dissolution of her marriage and her daughter’s 15 months of illness and death on Christmas day.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Iyanla shares why everything we need to learn is reflected in our relationships and explains the strength and wisdom she has gained by supporting others in their journeys to make sense out of the puzzle pieces of their lives.

©2010 Hay House (P)2011 Hay House

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    Theresa California, United States 12-04-11
    Theresa California, United States 12-04-11 Member Since 2011

    I am a twenty-something Californian who works in the field of human services, particularly empowering youth who are blind and visually impaired to find their way on their path to adulthood.

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    "Iyanla is Inspirational! A GREAT LISTEN!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Peace from Broken Pieces to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I LOVED Iyanla's narration, which is full of liveliness and passion. You can hear who she really is and all the emotions she went through. This makes the audiobook SO special!!! I have tried to listen to many other books only to be disappointed by the boring, robotic narrators. This was done by Iyanla herself and it made it so enjoyable to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely HATE when good books are ruined in audio version because of boring, snoring, robotic, unhuman sounding narrators. This book definitely is one I did not want to end!!! Iyanla's voice is hypnotic, full of character and charisma. Not a disappointment!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Healey New England 05-11-12
    Ryan Healey New England 05-11-12

    Ryan Healey

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    "A Powerful Story... but Neverending"
    Would you listen to Peace from Broken Pieces again? Why?

    NO, but only because this is an 11 hour audio book. I would listen to portions again, but the length makes a full second listening a challenge.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I LOVE Iyanla Vanzant. I discovered her during her reconciliation with Oprah in her final season and then have watched her faithfully on OWN since and looked her up on YouTube. There is something about her and the way she speaks and delivers her advice that makes me unable to turn away. She has so many words of wisdom I have taken with me. I purchased this so I could get to know her background better as I continue my journey with her as her new TV show starts this summer. However, that said, Iyanla is not known to paraphrasing (neither am I) and at times she goes into a VERY long form relaying of a story that goes on and on and could have been told in a much shorter fashion. I truly believe, while well intentioned, I would have gotten a bit more from Peace from Broken Pieces had she cut back a bit on every single detail in some areas and gotten this down by a few chapters in length.


    What does Iyanla Vanzant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Iyanla is one of the more powerful and thought provoking speakers I have ever encountered. Her voice, as always, conveys an emotion and faith that simply would not come across in writing. Hearing her tell the story was 1000 times better than my reading her words.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Having lost love ones and had failed relationships, I felt her pain. I would love to meet her. I've made similar mistakes. She is able to admit her career and life mistakes with humor, she is able to make you feel she understands. It is a touching story.


    Any additional comments?

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I recommend this book and all the teachings or Iyanla Vanzant. This coming from an almost middle aged (did I admit that?) Irish Catholic man who lost my younger brother decades ago and my mother to cancer (as she lost her daughter) just over a year ago. A woman who was the sun in my sky. It's two parts, it's 11 hours and you need to take in this book a piece at a time. Otherwise, buy now!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tamara LAKEWOOD, WA, United States 01-28-12
    Tamara LAKEWOOD, WA, United States 01-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "HEART RENCHING !!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, Iyanla Vanzant speaks the truth. It takes a down to earth person to give of her true experinces of such real parts of the deep hurts and struggles of her growing up and walk through life...


    What other book might you compare Peace from Broken Pieces to and why?

    There are not many books I can really compare with that has been as real as hers that I have personally read other than the one and only great poet Maya Angalo herself.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really enjoyed the entire book! every scene was written so real. but if I had to pick a part, it would be the part at the end of the book where she breaks the generational curse of the line of females from the generations before her when she supports her fourteen year old granddaughter to stand up to her father and ask for something she wanted with courage and faith.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No it was the type of book that one would want to savior and digust a little at a time, to have listend to it in one sitting would have been like running through Iyanla's life, it would have been almost disrespectful to have listend to in one session.


    Any additional comments?

    I reccomend this book to all types of people especially women who are going through crises of losing someone close, or a single mother struggling to make it through school or trying to create their own business or write a book just to name a few. It will give one strength and courage they didn't know they had. It will also give one the strength to stand up inside ones self...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany Richmond, VA, United States 11-15-11
    Tiffany Richmond, VA, United States 11-15-11 Member Since 2011
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    This book is so amazing! We always think that we are the only ones to go through things and experience so really bad times but this book allows to see that God does have a plan for those bad times to get you to that place of Peace! I love this book.....thank you Ms. Vanzant!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Colorado Springs, CO, United States 04-26-13
    Michael Colorado Springs, CO, United States 04-26-13
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    "Wonderful"
    Would you listen to Peace from Broken Pieces again? Why?

    Yes,Just wonderful! Amazing, Heart felt, Very Sad but uplifting and I just wanted it to keep going.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yeah


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Charlotte, NC, United States 03-18-13
    Cynthia Charlotte, NC, United States 03-18-13
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    "Excellent Listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I was going through a breakup and need somethng to ease my mind. This is my first audiobook ever. It helped me to calm down the anxiety that waited for me every night causing me not to sleep until the wee hours of the morning. Hearing Iyanla's story touched the very deep parts of my own spirit. I could identify with the things that she went through in her life. I chucked up my own crybaby ways and weathered my storm


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Iyanla's voice is so calming. I loved her style of "story-telling"


    Which character – as performed by Iyanla Vanzant – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed her entire performance of everyone that touched her life (positively or negatively)


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely, I did not want to turn it off. I would set the time for 45 miinutes before getting in the bed, then .another 45 minutes until I just let it lull me to sleep.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Journey To Me Southampton, NYUSA 02-20-13
    Journey To Me Southampton, NYUSA 02-20-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Great, Great Book"
    If you could sum up Peace from Broken Pieces in three words, what would they be?

    Iyanla's raw, truthful account of her journey to self.... An amazing book from an amazing soul!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Natasha HOUSTON, TX, United States 12-11-12
    Natasha HOUSTON, TX, United States 12-11-12
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    "wonderful!!!!!!!"
    Where does Peace from Broken Pieces rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Number 1 Wonderful!!!!!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Peace from Broken Pieces?

    All


    Have you listened to any of Iyanla Vanzant’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh, think and think.


    Any additional comments?

    None

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L. Luke Augusta, GA 07-17-14
    L. Luke Augusta, GA 07-17-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Very Moving and Eye Opening"
    Would you listen to Peace from Broken Pieces again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again. Raw, real and so very informative, inspiring and motivating. I could identify with various facets of Ms. Vanzant's experiences through generations. This book allowed me to hear her story while identifying my own pathologies and planning on how to address them at the same time. My heart was simultaneously heavy and light for the duration of this book.


    What about Iyanla Vanzant’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed the author's story telling abilities.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Pathologies - as related to the nonmedical, but rather the spirit and familial.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lady J 05-20-14
    Lady J 05-20-14
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    "Another book from Iyanla that taught me so much"
    What did you love best about Peace from Broken Pieces?

    I loved that not only was this the story of her own life lessons but that it was imbedded with spiritual wisdom and practical life advice that I can apply to my own life's journey. I never tire of her teachings and appreciate learning some of her history to how she became such a powerful and wise woman.


    Which character – as performed by Iyanla Vanzant – was your favorite?

    I love that she narrates her own books - you can feel that every word she speaks is important.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "A story of survival"
    What did you like most about Peace from Broken Pieces?

    I have always been a big fan of iyanla, her no nonsense advice, and her uncomplicated way of putting things in perspective . This book is different, you feel her pain, and go thru the many different stages of grief with her. You desperately want to reach out and hug her, tell her everything will be alright. But I needn't having worried, she is a force of nature and has come out the other side wiser and stronger.


    What other book might you compare Peace from Broken Pieces to, and why?

    The book of job. Loss of al that you have dear , followed by redemption, a steadfast belief in God.


    Which character – as performed by Iyanla Vanzant – was your favourite?

    She is.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It would be hard not too be affected.


    Any additional comments?

    A great read for anyone going through loss.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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