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In The Meantime Audiobook

In The Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want

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What is the meantime? According to author and inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant, being in the "meantime" means being in a state of limbo. "When you are not happy where you are and you are not quite sure if you want to leave or how to leave, you are in the meantime," she explains. Rather than wallow in confusion, Vanzant encourages you to use the meantime as an opportunity to prepare yourself for true love. The first order of business is to clean house, starting with the basement, the place in the psyche where you store your most destructive thoughts. Room by room, Vanzant takes you through a metaphorical cleaning of the soul. This way, when your meantime days are over and love finally comes knocking on the front door, you'll have a clean house to welcome love into.

©1998 Iyanla Vanzant; (P)1998 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    christopher wilson 08-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Another blueprint the an amazing life"

    Such an easy listen and engaging topic, will recommend to everyone I know who struggles or has struggled in relationships but truly wants to reach their highest potential.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lady J 05-19-14
    Lady J 05-19-14 Member Since 2015
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    "A whole new understanding of relationships"
    If you could sum up In The Meantime in three words, what would they be?

    Crucial relationship knowledge.


    Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

    I love Iyanla and I loved hearing her narrate her own book. She makes you feel like she's your best friend sitting beside you, holding your hand and loving you through your "stuff".


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

    That relationships need to be recognized for what they are and that there is nothing wrong with a "meantime" relationship.


    Any additional comments?

    This woman speaks directly to my heart and I am always enlightened and profoundly changed by her work.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany 01-13-12
    Tiffany 01-13-12
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    "Can't get enough..."

    This is one of Iyanla's that I can read over and over again...one of her best!!!

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    Dee 12-02-15
    Dee 12-02-15 Member Since 2012
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    "house cleaning like never before!"

    Great read. I loved the house metaphor of the parts of a house being parts of our lives. Easily applicable and easy to understand.

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    Alishyante Chavis 10-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I am enlightened"

    The narrator was great, and so was the writer.... it spoke to my mind body, and soul

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    Andrea Perkins Carrollton, Georgia United States 08-26-15
    Andrea Perkins Carrollton, Georgia United States 08-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good listen...but not all of the book"
    What made the experience of listening to In The Meantime the most enjoyable?

    Enjoyed the book, enjoyed hearing it read by the author.


    Any additional comments?

    The only disappointing thing is that the audio verison is not the complete book. I have the book and as i would listen at work and read at home i saw that some parts weren't included in the audio. Other than that its sound advice. It has helped me to further expand my understanding of the concept of love and self love.

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    Heidi Monroe 01-19-15
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    "Life changing!!!"

    This book has been like my relationship Bible. Putting the principles into practice has transformed my life. Iyanla's honesty about her own meantime experiences helped remove my judgment of my own. I can truly say that I now come from a place of love. Thank you Iyanla!!!

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    Ana 06-19-14
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    "Finally understood why I was so angry"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. It helps you understand why you feel in certain ways, and from there, how to move forward in you emotional healing process.


    What other book might you compare In The Meantime to and why?

    I do not have the experience to make a comparison.


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

    The understanding, calm and soothing voice of the narrator makes you feel that part of comfort that is maybe impossible to put from yourself as if you're reading such a book it is because you do not feel well. Sometimes you need the calming voice of someone else.


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

    It made me say "ahà" and "wow" a lot of times. :-) Very enlightening.


    Any additional comments?

    I would very appreciate if you make available the audiobook of "Forgiving everyone for everything" by Mrs. Vanzant.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    lvb 08-18-16
    lvb 08-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Life changing"

    Iyanla has been such a blessing to me. I'm looking forward to better days ahead. Thank you so much for all of my help.

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    shamell 08-13-16
    shamell 08-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "love.love.LOVED"

    I loved it! encouraging and hard hitting all at once. highly recommend it to others!

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  • Azarie
    8/20/16
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    "Great book for self Esteem and analysis"

    great book for self esteem and self analysis. Read it years ago and still just as powerful today.

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    5/2/16
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    "great book"

    Very insightful. Tells stories that anyone can relate to and gives plenty of questions the hungry reader can work on to improve their love life.

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  • Jenny
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    "Just what I need"

    It's like listening to timely advice and encouragement from my Grandma. Just what I need.

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