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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,184 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iyanla Vanzant Narrator: Iyanla Vanzant Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1998 ISBN: 9780743568197
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What's love got to do with it in the meantime?
You know where you want to be, but you have no clue how to get there. You know exactly what you want in life, but what you want is nowhere in sight. On top of it all, your relationships, particularly your romantic relationships, are failing. If these scenarios feel familiar way down in the deepest part of your gut -- then you, my dear, are smack dab in the middle of the meantime.
Your mother, bless her heart, and your father, with all of his good intentions, did not prepare you for the meantime. They did not because they could not. No one can prepare you or help you find what you are looking for. What you need is love, not romance. Love, not more money. Love, not a new car. Love's the only thing that can make the meantime worthwhile. Once you find love, true self-love, and unconditional love for everyone all the time, things will look, feel, and be a lot better. The question is: what do you do in the meantime?
Every living being wants to experience the light of love. The problem is that our windows are dirty! The windows of our hearts and minds are streaked with past pains and hurts, past memories and disappointments. What we must do is clean. We must mop and sweep away the stuff that trips us up, keeps us confused, and makes the meantime miserable. In this inspirational audiobook, Iyanla Vanzant tells us how we can do this thorough mental housekeeping. If we do a good job of it, our spirits will shine -- bringing in the light of true love and happiness. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Iyanla Vanzant focuses on healing lives and letting people know that someone cares.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Iyanla Vanzant taps the universality of spiritual yearning.”

    USA Today

  • “In the cadences of a woman who is familiar with the pulpit, Iyanla Vanzant presents her recommendations for finding love and joy...She is articulate, and her deep, rich voice is easy to listen to. She approaches her subject with clarity and humor and offers practical suggestions for ways in which the listener can put these ideas to work. The abridgment is smooth and flows well.”

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  • “Vanzant has written another powerful book on positive thinking...She inspires women to deal with themselves as they search for their soul mate. [An] empowering book.”

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  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Nice | 2/16/2014

    " this book really helped me get through a difficult time in my life "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimz Zahour | 2/16/2014

    " I love Iyanla, she has such a wonderful spirit! This book though makes a lot of similes to house cleaning... which made me want to get up and start spring cleaning instead of wasting time reading. :P "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly Thomas | 2/11/2014

    " It was alright. It didn't change my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Houra | 2/6/2014

    " this book was miracle in my life. I was in the meantime and I didn't know how I could have help. I couldn't explain my feeling and my confusion to anybody till I found that book. I was impressed that finaly somebody in the world understood me and what I wanted from world .thank you IYANLA.I appreciate your hard working "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olean Public Library | 2/1/2014

    " -This person is good; she helps with our mental housekeeping. We can clean anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 1/23/2014

    " wow - this book was life changing. The author has a way, like my amazing pastor, of delivering a message that countless others have told you and tried to impress upon you before, but you never really heard it. Until now. At the core, it's all about learning to love yourself, and in turn, how that will impact every relationship in your life (not just romantic ones). Definitely a re-read. Fabulous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thauna | 1/23/2014

    " I learned so much from this book! Awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffaney | 1/12/2014

    " Given to me by an Aunt, I assumed it would be a boring spritual book but ended up loving it. Helped me understand a lot more about me as a person and the type of love I want. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Damon C | 12/20/2013

    " Great book. I really liked how positive and assertive Iyanla is. Very inspiring and real "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 B Margarita | 12/17/2013

    " Iyanla you are AMAZING!!!! This book is tailor-made for every woman that wants/needs to find LOVE!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 12/15/2013

    " One of the best books I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/6/2013

    " There are some incredible passages in this book. So many times I had to reread a paragraph because I was so taken back. I read this book a few times, when things get tough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 12/5/2013

    " It changed my life and helped me understand my choices in relationships and love. I know what I want and won't tolerate anything less than what I deserve!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy Forsberg | 12/3/2013

    " This book may have saved my life... or at least saved me from myself. Its all highlighted and dog eared now and I plan to come back to its lessons without tears in my eyes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amie | 12/2/2013

    " This book changed my life. Enough said. Iyanla is so wise, it will blow your mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yancy | 11/19/2013

    " I read this when it first came out and loved it then, too. Many years later, I find it has a new relevance to me. Love, love, love Iyanla. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 9/19/2013

    " This is a book everyone should read. Helps to mend a broken heart and make you 'clean' your soul like you would your house. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin B. | 4/11/2013

    " A great book that finds themselves "in-the-meantime" of life. Those moments where you are neither here nor there in a relationship, just ended a relationship and not ready for a new one. Helps keeps you going when you are not really sure where you are going. I highly recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenneth H. | 2/6/2013

    " Well worth the time, cost and energy to get through! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mango | 8/1/2012

    " Excellent description of levels of life and happiness, by the metaphor of a house. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 5/22/2012

    " Great one!! I found myself in the first chapter.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lady | 5/18/2012

    " One of the best books Ive read. I learned so much from this book,I not only read it about 4 times, I studied it.It got me through some pretty tough times after a divorce and than later a heart breaking break up... with much understanding of how relationships work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chantel | 3/16/2012

    " the book was just brilliant,learned allot from it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yani | 1/20/2012

    " A MUST READ IF YOU ARE SINGLE "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 11/27/2011

    " This book can be applied to almost every aspect of your life when you are waiting for that moment to come whether it is a job, vacation, a family of your own, or your soulmate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariantheduke | 9/27/2011

    " I read this book when I was 19 years old, and it had such a profound effect on me, that it's message has stuck with me (I'm 31 now), to this very day. Absolutely changed my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela D. Pope | 9/24/2011

    " One of the many books I've read about authenticity and abundant living. In the Meantime was among the first of such books in this genre. It is a no-holds-barred call to action to "get it together" and propel your life forward with self determination and self direction. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nzinga | 6/16/2011

    " I have read this boom no less than 3 times since I was 20. I love doping into it too. Very well read. Always seems to be exactly what I need to be reminded of. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kezia | 5/15/2011

    " Absolutely loved this book. Iyanla Vanzant never ceases to amaze me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoleka | 4/26/2011

    " it changed my life and was the inspiration to start getting "stuck" and walk and write in the healing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lady | 4/7/2011

    " One of the best books Ive read. I learned so much from this book,I not only read it about 4 times, I studied it.It got me through some pretty tough times after a divorce and than later a heart breaking break up... with much understanding of how relationships work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 3/12/2011

    " This book got me through the aftermath of my divorce. My lifesaver :-) A MUST Read for anyone that feels lost, without purpose and trying to find their way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charmonair | 3/8/2011

    " One of my favorite self help books of all times! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chantel | 3/1/2011

    " the book was just brilliant,learned allot from it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Womentumcanada | 2/5/2011

    " This is an excellent book and well written for ease in identifying where we are at emotionally. It's an easy read and an eye opener.

    What floor are YOU on? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reality | 2/1/2011

    " i like it, it was ok with me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 9/29/2010

    " There are some incredible passages in this book. So many times I had to reread a paragraph because I was so taken back. I read this book a few times, when things get tough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ByTheFire | 9/18/2010

    " recommended by Vince
    a book I reread every year or so "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olean Public Library | 8/20/2010

    " -This person is good; she helps with our mental housekeeping. We can clean anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 5/3/2010

    " I am such a sucker and loyal fan to Iyanla, she helps with what we find hard to do sometimes, that's express our feelings,our inner feelings, so I have most of her books, I'm always looking out for the next book! Ladies she is a must have, especially In the Meantime! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jyotsana | 3/21/2010

    " Very clear and precise to help you move on in life. "

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About the Author
Author Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant is an accomplished author and speaker. Her book In the Meantime was a #1 New York Times bestseller and went on to spend twenty weeks on the list. As a nationally recognized speaker, she has sold out venues like New York’s Jacob Javits Center, the Grand Ole Opry, and Atlanta’s Civic Center. She was also a regular contributor to the The Oprah Winfrey Show. Vanzant has received numerous accolades for her work, most notably an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. The mother of three and grandmother of four, she lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.