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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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  • Annette Dahl
  • 22-03-2018

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
  • 22-04-2018

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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  • Mia
  • 04-03-2018

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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  • Laura C. York
  • 26-05-2018

OUTSTANDING!

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

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  • The Dark Knight
  • 17-03-2018

....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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  • Tina
  • 15-08-2018

Engaging

My only real context for this book was that Maria Shriver was the ex wife of Terminator Arnie. I was very pleasantly surprised by the depth of talent and insight shown by the author. An enjoyable listen for a fellow middle aged woman with an empty nest.

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  • Sandra Cookson
  • 13-08-2018

classy... with a twist

This story shows the classiness of Maria Shriver. Her emphasis on parenting and true friendships should be read and understood by all women. Two things I adamantly disagree with, however ... 1) don't take your kids out of school just to spend a 'special' day with them, and 2) as women, we don't need to have balls. Actually, not having balls is what makes us women. We can be strong without them!

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  • Lynda Ong
  • 06-08-2018

Love it! Love it! Love it!

I listen to this book daily. Maria is very inspiring and her words lift me up everyday. Love her voice and her insight!

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  • Kimberly Thomas
  • 06-08-2018

Just What I Needed...

I loved this book. Found it by accident but once I started listening, I could not quit. For me it was helpful to be reminded that others experience similar chaos in life. It was helpful for me to be reminded to separate the chaos from what is important and to stay focused on what is important in life. This book was inspirational.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-08-2018

Loved it!

Honest, vulnerable, courageous, thoughtful & loving! I loved the quotes, the shared stories & the personal prayers. Very inspirational ❤

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  • AnneH
  • 01-07-2018

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
  • 14-04-2018

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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