Just Who Will You Be?: Big Question - Little Book - Answer Withinby Maria Shriver
"I've learned that asking ourselves not just what we want to be, but who we want to be is important at every stage of our lives, not just when we're starting out in the world. That's because in a way, we're starting out fresh in the world every single day." Just Who Will You Be is a candid, heartfelt, and inspirational book for seekers of all ages. Inspired by a speech she gave, Maria Shriver's message is that what you do in your life isn't what matters. It's who you are. It's an important lesson that will appeal to anyone of any age looking for a life of meaning. In her own life, Shriver always walked straight down her own distinctive path, achieving her childhood goal of becoming "award-winning network newswoman Maria Shriver". But when her husband was elected California's Governor and she suddenly had to leave her job at NBC News, Maria was thrown for a loop. Right about then, her nephew asked her to speak at his high school graduation. She resisted, wondering how she could possibly give advice to kids, when she was feeling so lost herself. But in the end she relented and decided to dig down and dig deep, and the result is this little jewel. Just Who Will You Be reminds us that the answer to many of life's question lie within -- and that we're all works in progress. That means it's never too late to become the person you want to be. Now the question for you is this: Just who will you be?
"Maria teaches all of us in the graduate program of life to seek meaning through the joy of following your heart. Just the kind of advice a heart surgeon cherishes."Mehmet Oz, M.D.
"Every graduate (of anything) ought to be given a copy of this book along with their diploma. There's wisdom, compassion and truth between these covers. For anyone--at any age."Linda Ellerbee, Executive Producer, Nick News
"Maria Shriver is real, vulnerable, humble, honest (just like her book) and not afraid to say so. A lovely book by a lovely person."Danielle Steel
"This honest, straight-talking, profound little book is worth a lifetime of reflection. It calls readers of all ages to think again and differently about who they've been in the past and who they want to be now. This book is a life-stopper, a truly universal piece. It's a must for everyone of any age."Sister Joan Chittister
"Everything Maria Shriver does is a testament to how deeply she respects and cares about people; all people, all over the world. She really does. She is as charming and funny as she is brilliant and profoundly humane."Anne Lamott
This slender inspirational book is a candid self-portrait of a woman in transition. A longtime NBC anchorwoman, Shriver was thrown into a tailspin when asked to resign after her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was elected governor of California; she writes, "My career was gone, and with it went the person I'd been for twenty-five years." With a combination of self-deprecation and chutzpah, Shriver describes herself as the consummate overachiever, a "people-pleasing, legacy-carrying, perfection-seeking Good Girl," now realizing that "asking ourselves not just what we want to be but who we want to be is important at every stage in our lives, not just when we're starting out in the world. That's because, in a way, we're starting out fresh in the world every single day." Reprinted in full in this book is the speech Shriver made at her nephew's high school graduation-a humorous meditation on fame, achievement and self-worth-that inspired the writing of this book. Shriver's earnest self-inquiry and her humility and readiness to regard herself as a 50-year-old work-in-progress make for a charming and genuinely inspiring read. (May)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Maria Shriver is an award-winning journalist, and the author of five bestselling books, And One More Thing Before You Go, What's Heaven?, Ten Things I Wish I'd Known--Before I Went Out into the Real World, What's Wrong with Timmy?, and What's Happening to Grandpa?. She and her husband live in California with their four children, Katherine, Christina, Patrick, and Christopher.
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