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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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  • Rider
  • Wasilla, Alaska
  • 04-22-18

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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Excellent !

I enjoyed this book so much that I listened to it over and over. In fact, I shared it with my daughter. Mari Shriver's insights remain with me even when I am away from the book.

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Beautiful! Loved every minute of it!

Written and spoken with grace, intelligence and compassion, this little book will be something I will turn to again and again.

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I absolutely loved this book!

Maria. Thank you for sharing your experience, insights and prayers. I plan to give your book to friends and family.

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Inspiring!

I really enjoyed this audible book read by Maria Shriver herself. I love that she read the book herself, it helped her thoughts to seep even deeper into my soul. I will definitely listen to this again. It’s so refreshing to hear that she too has changed the way she thinks as the world has changed and evolved. She shares deeply private feelings and I admire her greatly for that openness. So many good thoughts! I think I’ll buy the book as well so that I can highlight pages..it’s that good!

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Commanding Voice

This Book will make you think how you handle certain things in life and how important your will life be once you make your purpose to make it a meaningful life. Well done!!

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Listened to this at least 4 times already!!

So much insight! So helpful as I am recreating myself and deciding how I want to go forward in my life. Highly recommend!!

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  • Joan Bruna
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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