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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 show more 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. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Marianne Williamson

A Woman's Worth (1993) 539 copies
Illuminated Prayers (1997) 266 copies
The Healing of America (1997) 253 copies
Emma and Mommy Talk to God (1996) 138 copies
Letting Go and Becoming (1999) 12 copies
Miracle Cards (2002) 9 copies
Manifesting Abundance (1999) 7 copies
Romantic Relationships (1997) 3 copies
Power to Change (1997) 3 copies
Being In Light (1900) 2 copies
Work & Career 4-CD (1997) 2 copies
Spiritual Principles (2004) 2 copies
The Sacred Self Workshop (1994) 2 copies
Luminous Mind Workshop (1997) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Third Millenium (1991) — Foreword, some editions — 123 copies
Beyond Our Differences [2008 film] (2008) — Interviewee — 4 copies


Common Knowledge

Legal name
Williamson, Marianne Deborah
Houston, Texas, USA
Pomona College



The author guides us back to our spiritual source, exploring the ways we can nurture a thriving soul in a harsh world. The large and small difficulties of our days challenge us to open our hearts and minds. And with an attitude of hope, a call to forgive, a celebration of mirarles, she helps us find our sacude footing on ordinarz ground.
PendleHillLibrary | 4 other reviews | Aug 21, 2023 |
Yeah, this didn't do much for me, after the first 60 pages or so, I felt like I was stuck in a sermon and just waiting for it to end so I could go home. Probably just confirmation that spirituality and faith don't really come to me, it's probably just a wiring thing within me.

Sure this works for some people though, just because doesn't work for me doesn't mean there are some universal concepts that strike home for others
Brio95 | 4 other reviews | May 31, 2023 |
Say what you will about Marianne in all her affairs, but this book is quite brave. It’s a brave book. You don’t get any gold stars from the snobs for reading Marianne, you know…. Oh, how many times have I thought about reading one of those books—you know, One of Those Books; I’ve read quite a few—that I decided not to read after the positive reviews were all satisfied that Joey Fantastic was a standard-issue hero, you know; (and that’s the Miracle of Joey Ramone lol), and it’s like—yeah, new agers do it too, it irritates me if I let it; everyone does it out of habit: it started with the Ancient Greeks, or rather, it started an indeterminate but probably long length of time after there were no more Ancient Greeks (not in books) that one could meet and tell one, you know, Oh yes, Joey Fantastic. Kind of an alcoholic, but he was a miracle-worker with those dice…. I was impressed once that Malcolm X read the dictionary once to learn Anglo-English, and I started to study the dictionary myself, as a sort of encyclopedia, but in the end, the encyclopedia isn’t quite as true as Hans Christian Andersen. It would be enormously diverting as a curiosity thing, as an experiment, if you will, if the people who wrote them weren’t still so Anglo-wowed and clueless about life, but, there you go. Being alive is not nearly as important as being a white man, in our education.

I don’t know. I don’t know much about love yet, but it’s certainly a brave thing to talk about. To be so un-wowed by the conventions of the religious and secular communities, to be so much truer without being theatrically indignant the way that the people who are /wrong/ about things are, you know. I mean, I don’t know if Marianne is a saint or a siddhi or if she has the energy-power to heal people by smiling enigmatically. But she’s brave enough to talk about love, which in my book, is brave enough.

…. I realize now that fear of any-body, or any-thing, is not called for, you know, (Mr Mustache: I’ll call my movie, The Triumph of Fear! It’ll be about my life!), but I will say that I think, well, I’m not afraid of the man who wants to blow up buildings and shoot people in the gut, right. I’m afraid of the man who reads a book, with half a sneer on his face…. (For without the one, you can’t have the other.)

And, you know, that person has been me. I’ve been the villain. Or at least, I’ve been the villain’s cat. 😸

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goosecap | 17 other reviews | May 1, 2023 |
the only way to gain power in a world that is moving too fast is to learn to slow down. The world we want for ourselves and our children will not emerge from electronic speed but rather from a spiritual stillness that takes root in our souls.
PendleHillLibrary | Mar 14, 2023 |



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