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Instant number-one New York Times best seller

“If you are feeling stuck, lost, or you just need a pick-me-up, this is the book for you. Shriver’s wisdom will fill you up.” (Hoda Kotb, co-anchor, The Today Show)

Start the new year with this book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life. As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be. In this moving and powerful book, she shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get listeners thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field - a place of acceptance, purpose, and passion - a place of joy.

I've Been Thinking... is ideal for anyone at any point in her life. Whether you feel like you've got it all together or like it's all falling apart - whether you're taking stock of your life or simply looking to recharge, this is the book you will turn to again and again. Spend the weekend listening to it or keep it on your nightstand to flip to the chapter you need most. Like talking with a close friend, it's the perfect daily companion - an exceptional gift for someone looking to move forward in life with hope and grace.

©2018 Maria Shriver (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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I really wanted to like this book.

I have always been a fan of Maria Shriver and that’s why I downloaded this book. However it was difficult to get through, and it was more about parenting than anything else, and not about a meaningful life as the title suggests. There were lots of nice anecdotes and charming stories about her life and misconceptions we all grew up with, but there wasn’t really the substance I was hoping for. But that being said I did enjoy the ending of each chapter with the ”Dear God ...” prayer.

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Too Much

The message is Very positive but Maria has the voice of a coach, if that what you need, then this is the book for you! I was hoping it was softer and more truly introspective. Perhaps too general, is why I stopped listening. But thank you Maria ,for thinking of me!

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....Good read!

I definitely recommend this book to anyone suffering loss, experiencing pain, looking for something positive and inspiring, or just trying to make a little sense of life....~

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A beautiful book of comfort

This is one of those short gems which is never finished because the prayers and insights will mean something else each listen. Amazing and important.

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Thankful for this Book

I am extremely thankful for this book! I've Been Thinking... by Maria Shriver has brought happiness and appreciation to my life. I enjoy Maria's prayers, life stories and tips/tools. It's a great read, a book that anyone can relate to no matter what stage in their life. I look forward to listening to another book by Maria Shriver in the future!

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OUTSTANDING!

Heartfelt insights from a woman who has a solid grip on life and the world.

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Very Uplifting

I listened in the morning on my drive into work. Her messages inspired and renewed me. Lots of wisdom in this book. One to read again and again.

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Life

Maria has captured what it means to live your life as you are meant to. To serve others with humility and selflessness while remaining your own best friend. Thank you.

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a must keep book. The perfect gift

this book is a gem, a keeper. I looked at this book online and said I think I'll try it as I am big into these types of books. didn't take me long to realize at this book is going to be one of my favorites and one I will share with many friends and family. And I have, I have already purchased at least 15 copies of this book and giving them away as gifts. I can't thank you enough Maria 4 inspiring us all I'm going deep into our souls. I found myself agreeing learning crying and laughing. I would love to be at your table on Sunday. and part of me feels like I already am. thank you

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  • Margcol
  • WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US
  • 12-02-18

Great birthday listen!

Reflecting on life regardless of your status. Love this as if talking/listening to a friend. Have given this book as Birthday gifts as a result of how it has benefited me. Love her openness and sincerity in sharing the lessons she has learned from her life experiences. Highly recommend!

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  • AnneH
  • 07-01-18

A book which engenders hope and peace.

This book was just what I needed as my last child leaves home. As a divorcee it’s a very difficult transition and Maria’s words always calm me and leave me hopeful. Narrated beautiful and hugely insightful.

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  • Joan Bruna
  • 04-14-18

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I love this book. I always reread a few chapters each evening. I like the quotes , the telling of her personal journey and short prsyer to fimish eavh chapter


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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-27-18

Loved this book

Loved it !! already listened to it again. so many amazing gems to implement into your life xx