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Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What Youre Going Through Hardcover – November 15, 2010
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About the Author
Iyanla Vanzant is the founder and executive director of Inner Visions International and the Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development. The author of five New York Times bestsellers and the Inner Visions CD Series—and the former host of the television series Iyanla and co-host of the NBC daytime reality show Starting Over.
In 2010, the award-winning author and spiritual life coach will host BET’s Daddy’s Home, a new groundbreaking television program designed to heal the broken relationships between fathers and their children—in real time.
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Iyanla's path to success took her through a multitude of life-changing experiences that shaped the profound insights she eagerly shares with others. A neglected, overweight, sexually abused child who was shuttled from one family to another, she became a teenage mother on welfare living in the projects of a major urban city. Vanzant took control of her life when she walked out of her second abusive marriage and entered Medgar Evers College in New York and then the City University of New York Law School. She moved to Philadelphia with her children and became a public defender for three years. Then she eventually became an ordained minister, who was committed to a message based on the principles of divine power and self-determination.
Iyanla combined her professional skills with her life's lessons and embarked on a writing and speaking career. Her mass appeal is evident in her overwhelming success as an author. In the Meantime was a #1 New York Times bestseller, where it spent 20 weeks on the list, and she has had numerous other major bestsellers. As a nationally recognized speaker she has sold out such prestigious venues as New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center, Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, Atlanta's Civic Center, and the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Vanzant is also familiar to the daytime TV audience from her role as a regular contributor on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Acclaimed journalist and producer Barbara Walters recognized Vanzant's extraordinary appeal, seeing in her a "breakaway talent" with the potential for huge success in daytime television. With Walters and partner Bill Geddie on board to executive produce, Buena Vista Productions to develop the show, and Buena Vista Television as distributor, the road to Iyanla was forged.
Vanzant has received numerous accolades for her work. In 1992 Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley named October 21st "Tapping the Power Within Day" in honor of a workshop she presented in that city for African-American women. In 1994, the National Association of Equal Opportunity in Education, an organization comprised of the presidents and administrators of the 117 predominantly Black colleges in the United States named her Alumni of the Year. She also was awarded an "Oni" by the International Congress of Black Women as one of the nation's unsung heroes, and she served as the national spokesperson for Literacy Volunteers of America in 1998.
In 1999 she was listed among the 100 Most Influential African-Americans by Ebony magazine. Later that year, she was awarded the 31st NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Literary Work, Non-Fiction" for Yesterday I Cried. She also earned her first Honorary Doctorate degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from the City University of New York, Medgar Evars College. In 2000, she earned her second honorary degree, Doctor of Divinity, from the Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, Ebony has named her one of their "55 Most Intriguing People," Vibe magazine tabbed her one of "100 Leaders of the New Millennium" and Newsweek recently included her as one of the "Women of the New Century."
The mother of three and grandmother of four, Vanzant lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband Adeyemi and Mr. Coco, their cat.
To learn how Iyanla can help you get started on your journey toward spiritual
Top Customer Reviews
Iyanla starts off the book by reflecting on the Christmas morning her daughter died in 2003. She'd succumbed to a year long battle with a rare form of colon cancer and left a young daughter behind. As if burying your own child isn't traumatic enough throw in marital issues, financial problems, and just feeling like your whole world is crashing down on you. Something's gotta give!
It took Iyanla about 3 and a half years to pen this book because of fear. She was a best selling author of a number of self-help books and alot of people looked to her for spiritual guidance. Secretly, she felt like a fraud. Her personal life was barely holding up and she was afraid people would turn on her if she opened up about what was really going down. After much prayer and self-reflection, she took a good look at her life and the patterns and behaviors she'd been taught since childhood.
Although she lost her mother to breast cancer at the age of 2, Iyanla had made many of the same mistakes her mom did. She talks openly about her downright mean grandmother who subjected her to brutal beatings, but treated her older brother with only love and kindness. The father who abandoned her emotionally and one time nearly killed her after a savage beating. The uncle who raped her and the aunt who looked the other way. The husband who would disappear for days at a time and physically abuse her when he felt like it.Read more ›
If your ego is stronger than your spirit, then you will NOT understand this book. If your spirit is stronger than your ego.....or is at least fed up with your ego.....you WILL fully embrace this book, its spirit, and its teachings. You will cry, you will reflect, you will remember your own example and how it compares to the authors. You will then understand that this IS a book of help and healing. You will be thankful that God saw fit to sit you down to read it, as I am. We can all learn from Vanzant's example of birth, life, living, death, and rebirth. I know that, for me, it is just a confirmation that I am heading in the right direction. I hope that it can help you find your God-given path and stay on it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book was captivating. I enjoyed walking through the author's story. She was transparent and and shared her emotional journey.Published 4 days ago by TS Savage
Gave as a gift to my sister. She loved the inspirational of Ms. Vanzant.Published 5 days ago by Sandy
Great read. I found out some interesting facts that I did not know. Felt a connection to Iyanla and her journey.Published 19 days ago by lynnn
I agree with all of what the other reviewers who rated this book 1 star have said about it. I also couldn't finish it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anne Ducrot
This book opened my eyes, mind and heart! There were times I had to put it down because the tears could not stop falling! I can relate to so much about Spirituality... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
My book arrived in great condition! And I love this book! I can read it over and over it always had my at an attention.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Very insightful book. While reading her experiences, I was really able to examine my own feelings and motivations. Read morePublished 1 month ago by emporia
I was at an all time low in my life, and this book provided me with some extremely helpful techniques to survive the rough patch. Read morePublished 1 month ago by toni