A Woman's Worth

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Ballantine Books, 1993 - Self-Help - 160 pages
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For the past ten years, Marianne Williamson has lectured and led discussion groups across the United States and Europe. Her inspirational words have provided encouragement to thousands and brought solace to people with life-threatening illnesses. Frequently drawing on incidents from her own life, she has the extraordinary ability to reach women and men of all types. Young and old, rich and poor, healthy and infirm, housewives and career women, their husbands and lovers and children and parent - all have come to her with their frustrations and joys, for insights on spiritual wisdom and to share their experiences. At forty, Williamson is one of a generation of women who have been part of tremendous social upheavals and are now just beginning to fit the pieces together. Today women are confused. Some would like to have it all but are held back by their lack of either self-worth or a support system, as well as by historical prejudice. Others are afraid of asking for too much, afraid of losing love and respect if they appear too greedy. Williamson persuasively proposes that women must first examine their inner lives before going out to conquer the outer world. The first step is for women to find their spiritual home, religious or otherwise, the place where they know they are respected and admired. Throughout history, women have sublimated their own talents and needs to please a patriarchal society. Now it is time to value feminine qualities, to be proud of being a woman. In chapters devoted to beauty, age, relationships, sex, children, and careers, Williamson sends a strong message of empowerment to women of all ages. This is a comforting message for men as well. The reemergence of womenwill bring about the healing of the world.

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Williamson is a beautiful writer. - Goodreads
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Marianne notes in her preface to "A Woman's Worth" that "In writing this book, I have no purpose other than a creative spill of my own guts." And that's a good way to characterize the book. It is ... Read full review

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Marianne has a way of connecting with the soul. There are many great moments and quotes in this book that are uplifting for women to read. Perhaps a little ideological here and there but nevertheless an inspiring book. Read full review

Contents

GLORIOUS QUEENS AND SLAVEGIRLS
5
A GOLDEN CORD
101
Acknowledgments
143
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Author and lecturer Marianne Williamson was born in Houston, Texas on July 8, 1952. She attended Pomona College in Claremont California. She has lectured on spirituality and metaphysics for more than a decade and a half and is the founder of the America Renaissance Alliance which is a grass rooots campaign supporting legislation currently before Congress to establish a United States Department of Peace. She is also the founder of Project Angel Food, a meals on wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in Los Angeles. Return to Love was one of the best-selling books of 1992 and topped the New York Times bestseller list for 35 weeks. A Woman's Worth (1994) topped the list for 19 weeks. Marianne Williamson has published nine books which included four New York Times #1 bestsellers. She also appears on a weekly radio show on the Oprah & Friends channel of XM Satellite Radio.

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