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Perfectly You

Embracing the Power of Being Real
Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this much-needed audiobook, which is part self-help and part autobiography, award-winning correspondent Mariana Atencio digs into what makes each of us special and the ways in which we can become a force for good in a broken world.

As a bilingual correspondent for NBC News, Fusion TV, and Univision, Mariana holds a unique perspective - having immigrated from Venezuela to America as a young adult, having overcome challenges to graduate from Columbia University and eventually become a national news correspondent, and having seen firsthand the humanity that is ever so present in the midst of both adversity and opportunity.

Mariana’s story is the powerful, inspiring story of life in the US as an immigrant. Yet it is at its core a human story. It is all of our stories, and it is a call to every man, woman, and child to unlock the magic of his or her potential and begin to thrive.

The media screens of today perpetuate stereotypes, but what would happen if instead of comparing ourselves and falling short, we compared ourselves and celebrated our uniqueness? What would happen if we believed in our worth and embraced what makes us different? And what if we truly saw those around us as neighbors and not merely adversaries to our particular group or station?

The days of doubt and division must end. It starts with authenticity, persistence, and understanding what truly makes you special.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Go Like LLC (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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Intrigued from beginning to end!

Mariana does an incredible job making the reader/listener envision and feel what she saw and felt. I was hooked from beginning to end. Mariana’s story is one full of life’s heartache, awareness of the abroad humanitarian crisis, but overall, a reminder that hope, faith, and love can guide us through anything. Mariana, thank you for being authentically and perfectly you and sharing your life with your audience.

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Great book

Mariana is a great storyteller. She remind us that our differences is what makes us unique and special and we should be proud of them. This audio-book is very inspirational and easy to listen (It took me almost two days).

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Inspirational

I’d recommend this book to any immigrant, child of an immigrant, and/or anyone interested in learning about the many hardships youthful immigrants must ensure on their way to success. Mariana speaks of the importance of focus, authenticity, open-mindedness, relentlessness, and risk-taking. I was nearly moved to tears when she described the racial/ethnic prejudices she and her husband have endured as well as the beauty of connecting with a supportive mentor in Maria Elena Salinas. I hope and pray this book reaches millions because her story is inspirational and may to encourage others to take chances in the face of great adversity in pursuit of a new American Dream. Kudos to Mariana.

(Memo to Audible: The recording became quite choppy in Chapter 7). Otherwise, everything about this including Mariana’s relatable accent are perfect.