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Publisher's Summary

“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 

A 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 readers 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. Like talking with a close friend, it's the perfect 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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OUTSTANDING!

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

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This is a very beautiful book!

The reflections and the prayers really resonated for me, and hearing her read her words was the icing on this beautiful book.

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Opened my eyes

I saw this book on an Instagram post and love to listen to motivational stories/self help books so I bought it and could not stop listening to it and wanting to share it. This book blew me away it is so relate-able, significant, and usable in everyday life. Maria was open and honest in her feelings and communicated a world that is a continual shift and how to shift with it. At times I felt like she was reading my thoughts on family, motherhood and relationships that we as women have. I definitely will be recommending to others and re-visiting it over and over again. Thank you Maria for such an eye-opening en lighting experience that I will cherish and be grateful for.

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Life, well said

Putting life's experiences in perspective in today's world. You will feel connected to Maria and her challenges, hopes and faith.

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Outstanding

I truly enjoyed listening to this book and I plan to read it again. Thank you!

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Couldn’t put it down

I was surprised how much I enjoyed it I’ve listens to it atleast 10x it’s my new bible xoxo

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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