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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (March 8, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345386574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345386571
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Williamson ( A Return to Love ) here tells women that they are goddesses with cosmic functions. A weakness: she often lets women hear what they want to hear--how "special" they are, how beautiful, how close to nature. When she draws from her own experience, Williamson gives sound, empowering advice on relationships, work, love, sex and childrearing. Still, her soft focus on the so-called feminine virtues, including that of assuming the submissive role during sex, often seems reactionary and contradictory, as when she argues that women were meant to be passive, but later claims that woman should assert their power. This mix of the mystical, the modern (Williamson says one of her old boyfriends left her for a "bimbo") and the Christian could be called visionary--but the combination doesn't always make sense, as in this statement: "Our Kingdom is our life and our life is our Kingdom. And we are all meant to rule from a glorious place." Author tour.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

This is essentially a feel-good book, meant to inspire and empower women to take control over their lives and help return the world to the feminine qualities from which it has strayed. As in Williamson's best-selling first book, A Return to Love ( LJ 1/92), love is the key. Although Williamson's messsage is admirable--who among us is against the prospect of a world order based on love and understanding with an end to all that is antithetical?--many readers will be put off by the means she posits to that end. Most women do not think in terms of growth from girl to princess to queen to goddess. In addition, her assumption that all women intuitively know what is right is at best optimistic. This work could serve as a starting point for those who have difficulty approaching the concept of feminism. The success of Williamson's first book indicates New Age enthusiasts will be attracted here; aticipate demand where the first was popular. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 1/93.
- Kathleen L. Atwood, Pomfret Sch. Lib., Ct.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A paragraph from A Return to Love, beginning "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure..." - is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Marianne's other books include The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman's Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, A Course in Weight Loss, and The Gift of Change. Her newest book, THE LAW OF DIVINE COMPENSATION: On Work, Money and Miracles, was published in November 2012 by Harper Collins. For more information on Marianne, please visit www.marianne.com

Customer Reviews

Marianne Williamson is my hero!
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I love the way she is in touch with God inside of herself and how she shares her personal experience with the reader.
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Every woman should read this book!
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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Robi on June 15, 2001
Format: Paperback
I read, I stop, I underline, I think, I smile a knowing smile. I read, I stop, I underline, I make a note about my worth. I read, I stop, I remember why I am here and honor all of the women before me. Whether I knew those women or not, they carved out the path of my existence. Their tears are the oceans I swim in and they set me afloat. I have read two other of Marianne Williamson's books, but those don't even compare to the simple, bold, in your face message of the value of your worth as a woman. I wish Marianne had a twin brother to write A Man's Worth, but she does graciously pay tribute to Sam Keen's Fire in the Belly on the very first page. See, always a woman to think of others and nurture the universe! Mostly, Madame Williamsons' book just made me feel so worthy of the gift of me. I am accountable to and of myself and it is my obligation to share the best of myself. So many juicy quotes, so many rich, alive, statements. This book HONORS MEN and WOMEN and CHILDREN simply by recognizing the golden opportunity we each have in being in love and living of love every day. That is the essence of all of our worth.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
A Woman's Worth is a great book for any woman to read who has lost herself; or perhaps even better for someone who has not figured out who she is yet. I read it when I was having a hard time feeling grounded and it really helped my self-confidence. I was able to begin to love myself again (or for the first time). And have since recommended it to a friend who is going through a difficult divorce - she loved it! Though I did not agree with everything that Marianne Williamson had to say , the tone of the book is such that you can easily take what you need and leave the rest.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
I would never have believed that a book could have such an profound impact on my life. But this book did just that. It gave me a new way of looking at everything: myself, other women, men, God, sex, and the list goes on and on. A Woman's Worth opens your eyes to all the beauty in yourself and in the world. And there is so much beauty to behold. I highly recommend this book particularly if you or a friend has hit a rocky patch in life. I was down so low when I read this book, I wasn't sure where I could turn for help. But the book gave me the inspiration to open my heart and acknowledge my own worth and that was the first step towards healing. Marianne Williamson has an amazing gift and I thank God that she shares it with the rest of us.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Eve Aruguete on February 18, 2010
Format: Paperback
When i started reading the book I was overtaken by emotion. I crave hearing about what is good about women. She has a great talent for writing a "call-to-arms" and digs deep into some shared experiences.
Then at some point I realized her ideas about women were limiting to me. Her vision of women is very typical and even stereotypical. It assumes all women are good nurturers, heterosexual and looking for a long term relationship. To some extent it implies women are forced into competitive or leadership roles they don't actually enjoy.

These are some quotes that alerted me:
"Most of us want a masculine man, but there's no way to have one unless we become a feminine woman"
"Our burgeoning sexuality didn't just freak out Daddy, who was attracted and repelled at the same time. It freaked out Mommy too, who was jealous, and our teachers who had similar projections."
"A woman is meant to hold the heart of the world within her hands. She must cater to it and minister to it and kiss it when it cries... we are meant to prepare the food, the spiritual food of love and compassion. We are meant to care for the children, not just our own, but every child. When we do not recognize our cosmic function, our own hearts break and so does the heart of the world"

there are many other quotes that had me perk up my ears.
It's confusing to have these things uttered by someone who is pro-woman in some ways. I had to write this review to un-confuse myself.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Tarin Frances on January 24, 2003
Format: Paperback
Here's a book that guides women back to their true essence.
The Goddess within every woman is embraced, honored and adored in A Woman's Worth. If we ever doubted the feminine beauty, Marianne Williamson passionately weaves a modern mystical tale reminding us of Her necessity.
In countless ways she gives testimony to the love and goodness all women can provide the world. It is the feminine in all of us that brings the finer subtleties to life fulfilling what Nature craves. It is the responsibility of men and women alike to balance our masculine communities, our masculine governments, our masculine ways. It is through our own gracefulness that we attune ourselves to the highest good.
Throughout her passionate commentary of her own life and the lives' of women, Marianne teaches how to embrace all that is feminine. From chapters Glorious Queens and Slavegirls to The Castle Walls, her personal, intuitive insights move all of us to cultivate that which is pure in our being. In order to develop the Goddess within, appreciation is given to the necessity of pain in our lives while the importance of forgiveness, patience, and understanding is encouraged. At any stage in our personal development journey all can benefit from Marianne's conversational and uplifting prose.
Finally, this is the book that will take you to higher plains in your development.
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