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Publisher Description


“[I've Been Thinking…] is beautiful...I felt your soul on these pages.” –Oprah Winfrey

“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, coanchor, 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. Spend the weekend reading it cover to cover, or keep it on your nightstand to flip to the chapter you need most. Like talking with a close friend, it's the perfect daily companion—an exceptional gift for someone looking to move forward in life with hope and grace.

Maria Shriver
hr min
February 27
Penguin Audio

Customer Reviews

Pnelopepitstop ,

Finding faith in a scary time

This book is perfect for the times we are in. Listening on my daily commute has provided me with a calm faith restoring ride. Breaking down and simplifying life’s challenges provides tools desperately needed in today’s world. Thank you Maria for sharing.

tee.diola ,


Mini prayers were reflective and very relatable. Good read.

Epi doc ,

Kennedy Lover

Disappointing ...Ms. Shriver overstates the challenges of being a Kennedy. She won’t acknowledge the privileges she enjoys that render her life just a bit easier for her than for those who live from paycheck to paycheck.
One example (spoiler alert) is the humiliation she suffered at being told that her son’s favorite shoes had holes in the soles. What a burden! I guess the privileged classes never heard of cobblers .
Her mother and father were far more compassionate and dedicated to alleviating the suffering of others. They would never have obsessed over the trials and tribulations of being a Kennedy. Ms Shriver, try to imagine your mother’s reaction to that example . It’s one of many in this utterly self absorbed tripe .

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