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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joan Anderson Narrator: Renée Raudman Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9781400172313
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New York Times bestselling author Joan Anderson gives women practical advice and inspiration for building creative, independent, and fulfilling lives through discovering who they truly are and who they can be. Joan Anderson's bestselling A Year by the Sea revealed a far larger than expected constituency, in the form of thousands of women struggling to realize their full potential. After years of focusing on the needs of others as a wife and mother, Anderson devoted a year to rediscovering herself and reinvigorating her dreams. The questions she asked herself and the insights she gained became the core of the popular weekend workshops Anderson developed to help women figure out how-after being all things to all people-they can finally become what they need to be for themselves. A Weekend to Change Your Life brings Anderson's techniques to women everywhere, providing a step-by-step path readers can follow at their own pace. Drawing on her own life and on the experiences of the women she meets at her workshops, Anderson shows women how to move beyond the roles they play in relationship to others and reclaim their individuality. Through gentle instruction, she illuminates the rewards of nurturing long-neglected talents, revitalizing plans sacrificed to the demands of family life, and redefining oneself by embracing new possibilities. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In A Weekend to Change Your Life, she [Anderson] describes retreat exercises and activities designed to facilitate change and growth at every stage of life. A gentle way to get back in touch with yourself.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Anderson provides a blueprint for women who are struggling to find themselves…will resonate strongly with fans of Anderson’s bestsellers A Year by the Sea and An Unfinished Marriage.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/16/2014

    " This is very self-helpy, but has many good messages for women. I'm not following the program she outlines, but just reading it has made me think about some things in my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 2/2/2014

    " Good ideas...might be more appropraite for somone a bit older. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chelsea | 1/27/2014

    " I couldn't finish this book. I tried. But if I had a weekend away to read this book and reflect on my life..it would be amazing. But I have 2 little kids and NO free time. I LOVE Joan Anderson. But I will have to say good-bye to this book for now. Maybe later on in my life I will pick it up. I look forward to her other books. A Year By The Sea was life changing for me. Check that one out Good Readers!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dayini | 1/19/2014

    " I like the practical actions and points to remember included at the end of each chapter. I also like that the author gives detailed instruction on how to do your own weekend getaway! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia Atwood | 12/26/2013

    " Thought this might have some useful ideas to create movement in my life. Not any new information for what I have already experienced in my self development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 11/23/2013

    " Books like this help me on my journey through life. It's like taking a vitamin. We all need to be reading this sort of thing regularly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reggi | 8/15/2013

    " This is great. Good for all of us that put ourselves last. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 6/16/2013

    " Great ideas on how one can get in touch with themselves and their own needs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Richard | 5/2/2013

    " I want to go to Cape Cod right now... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathleen | 11/21/2012

    " I loved this book. It had great ideas to help change your eyes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thewritingmommy | 8/29/2012

    " this book wasn't as helpful to me as the first books by same author. i guess i find that i enjoy helping people even when i have to come second to do it. i wasn't disappointed, just not as enthralled as i was by the first ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline Kingsley | 11/1/2011

    " I enjoyed A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman more, but I still found this book useful and highlighted quite a bit. I think this book is good for any woman going through a transition of any sort, or needing to, not just the empty nesters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 9/10/2011

    " really fast read....positive reinforcement for a more middle aged woman...50's maybe. Still, nice points made about moving forward and recreating yourself. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Trisha | 12/6/2010

    " Couldn't get into this book. She sounded overly selfish about needing time by herself. I wasn't able to finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 7/13/2010

    " This was a bit of a disappointment after her earlier books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacki | 3/21/2010

    " This was a perfect book to read while I was on vacation at the cottage for a week! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Carlson | 2/9/2010

    " Read "A Year by the Sea" first by the same author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 10/1/2009

    " Good. But not a second journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette | 9/23/2009

    " great guide book on how to change from within when age catches up with you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 2/20/2009

    " I'm glad I read it but I got more out of Eat, Pray, Love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 2/11/2009

    " A great book. I want to read her previous books too and then plan a retreat ! Yeah ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 2/5/2008

    " I did this! I really took a weekend, and a pad of paper, and did the exercises Joan suggested. Very inspiring and gave me a lot of insights, as well as a much better awareness of living in the now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara Rapp | 9/4/2007

    " Someday I will re-read this and implement some of her wisdom and advise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mtalley2 | 11/2/2006

    " I read the book A Year by the Sea in 2005. I just recently wanted to read more of this authors writings. I find her refreshing approach to distancing yourself when stressed out and then personally regrouping to have another more organized go at life just what I've needed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 7/24/2006

    " Good process for reflecting on life and looking ahead. Also good reminder to take time to discover yourself. "

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About the Author
Joan Anderson is the author of the bestsellers A Year by the Sea and An Unfinished Marriage. She has also written numerous children’s novels, including 1787, The First Thanksgiving Feast, and The American Family Farm, as well as a critically acclaimed adult nonfiction book, Breaking the TV Habit. A Walk on the Beach is her third work of narrative nonfiction. A graduate of Yale University School of Drama, Anderson lives with her husband on Cape Cod.
About the Narrator

Renée Raudman is an actor and multi-award-winning audiobook narrator. She has performed on film, television, radio, and on stage and can also be heard in several video games and hundreds of television and radio voice-overs.