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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (737 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maria Shriver Narrator: Maria Shriver Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9781401391386
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“I’ve learned that asking ourselves not just what we want to be but who we want to be is important at every stage of our lives, not just when we’re starting out in the world. That’s because, in a way, we’re starting out fresh in the world every single day.”

Just Who Will You Be? is a candid, heartfelt, and inspirational book for seekers of all ages. Inspired by a speech she gave, Maria Shriver’s message is that what you do in your life isn’t what matters. It’s who you are. It’s an important lesson that will appeal to anyone of any age looking for a life of meaning.

In her own life, Shriver always walked straight down her own distinctive path, achieving her childhood goal of becoming “award-winning network newswoman Maria Shriver.” But when her husband was elected California’s Governor and she suddenly had to leave her job at NBC News, Maria was thrown for a loop. Right about then, her nephew asked her to speak at his high school graduation. She resisted, wondering how she could possibly give advice to kids when she was feeling so lost herself. But in the end she relented and decided to dig down deep, and the result is this little jewel.

Just Who Will You Be? reminds us that the answer to many of life’s question lie within—and that we’re all works in progress. That means it’s never too late to become the person you want to be.

Now the question for you is this: Just who will you be?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucia | 2/20/2014

    " This was a quick read, great little inspirational ditty by Maria Shriver. She wrote it as an after-thought, as it was the speech she delivered to her nephew's high school graduation. It is a question we all try to answer at some point, both who and WHAT do we want to be. She touches on the whole fame thing, letting kids know that it isn't as glorious as they may believe. Great book to give as gifts for graduation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aubrey | 2/19/2014

    " I love this book. I think everyone should read it. I'm serious. Just like the title of the book, seriously.....Just WHO will you be? I'm asking everybody. I learned from this book that it's not WHAT you will be, it's WHO will you be. I can't be able to tell you about it. If you want to know, you have to read it. It is such a good book. I read it over and over again. I love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 2/16/2014

    " BC Hostess: Jen-A very good graduation speech (which is what the book is). It was a fun book club and a really fun discussion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lina Barnawi | 2/7/2014

    " If you need answers,search inside you. Try to know who you are for real. Whatever you do for living isn't you the whole you ,you're not that limited thing. You'll never be finished , never be cooked or old to ask your self { what's next ?! }. An Arabian Author said at a time: Answers are blind, questions only are able to see ! This book was a chance for that kind of ability. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/6/2014

    " I thought there were some good points in this book. It's easy and quick to read and there really are a few thought provoking ideas. However, there were also a few philosophies I didn't agree with entirely. "

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

    " OK, not earth shattering I love the Shrivers and expected so different! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 1/26/2014

    " quick read, read the entire book during my pedicure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruthann | 1/20/2014

    " A quick read that will motivate you to find out just who you will be, and finding out that just who you are, not what you will do is exactly what we are supposed to be doing. I love the part in this book where she banters back and forth with her children about exactly who she is, journalist, First Lady, or just a stay at home mom! It's a cute fast read! Thanks Julia for the gift! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tara | 1/19/2014

    " A quick read. It was just okay for me. I didn't think that her speech was anything groundbreaking, it seemed like a typical graduation speech to me. I'm sure that its impact came mostly from its delivery, she is a great speaker. But a swift, uplifting read, nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh Anne Wilkes | 1/13/2014

    " I am giving this book as graduation presents to all my daughter's friends "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 12/31/2013

    " Short book about finding herself after becoming first lady of CA. Started with a HS graduation address at her nephew's school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Collins | 12/24/2013

    " I liked this book simply for the message that no matter who you are, famous or not, young or older, you have the opportunity to choose your life in every moment from this day forward. A sweet little book to give a graduate, or even a girlfriend who needs a little boost of courage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 12/4/2013

    " very good thots! better to ask who than what. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samra | 11/15/2013

    " very inspiration and sweet, quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bri Rinehart | 11/9/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. What I really liked was reading about this woman who is well known that struggles with discovering who she is. She realizes that she always changes. Also the question of Just Who Will You Be is something that is up to YOU. Not anyone else but YOU. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivera | 11/2/2013

    " selalu gembira membaca buku-buku Maria Shriver, sangat memotivasi dan memberi semangat serta memperluas wawasan "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sydney | 10/30/2013

    " This book wa an amazing book. I loved this book because it was inspirational. If you like quotes you will love this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 9/18/2013

    " Quick read about life purpose. Introduced and presented well. Good book for anyone questioning the path of they have or are choosing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 9/7/2013

    " All teenage girls should read and re-read this book. Be true to yourself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 9/1/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. Makes you think of yourself in a new way. A great gift for anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley Moore | 2/6/2013

    " Super quick read! Based on a speech she wrote for her nephews graduation ceremony! Worth it to take the time (less then 1 hour) to read it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 10/4/2012

    " great book, it really gives you a sense of who you are and who you want to be in life.. great read for anyone that needs some direction in life. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne Walbridge | 10/2/2012

    " There is NO substance here. None. Apparently you can put the Maria Shriver name on just about any collection of words, turn it into a hardcover book, and make some $$$. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa B. | 8/29/2012

    " My first Maria Shriver book. I think she brings up some good points we should ask ourselves about how er wnat to handle our lives. Probably a good book to revisit at different stages of life - high school, college and thereafter. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 5/27/2012

    " Even though this book sounds really boring... its actually pretty good. there is a few pretty good lessons and its an interesting book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlotte | 11/3/2011

    " I very quick read. Simple question, yet no easy answer. Cuts right to the chase, but I thought, lacked a little bit of substance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracie Thompson | 10/23/2011

    " A wonderful little book - I gave it to my two nieces graduating from high school this year. It's great for anyone - maybe even more so for folks over 40! :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 7/20/2011

    " I really liked this book. It was short and sweet and insightful. It was an easy read. I saw her on the Oprah show talking about it, and I thought the interview was more powerful than the book though. (The poem she wrote in it had great words of wisdom but seemed kind of silly.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BB | 5/17/2011

    " I liked Maria's thoughts on what she learned after giving the speech at her son's high school graduation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 5/1/2011

    " She is the person I would so love to meet in life. She is my Working/Mom/Wife/Beautiful Lady idol and insiration!!! This was a great books to either "check yourself" along the way of life and to be true to yourself and your goals. I will also keep it to share with my children one day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/26/2011

    " OK, not earth shattering I love the Shrivers and expected so different! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 12/5/2010

    " Quick and amusing book, quite witty. But somehow not very satisfying. Maybe it's too cool for me :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 10/21/2010

    " Even though this book sounds really boring... its actually pretty good. there is a few pretty good lessons and its an interesting book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janeen | 7/27/2010

    " Found this book in the bargain section at B&N. What great lessons on being yourself. This would be a great book for a graduate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 4/6/2010

    " I thought there were some good points in this book. It's easy and quick to read and there really are a few thought provoking ideas. However, there were also a few philosophies I didn't agree with entirely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Puspa | 9/9/2009

    " Remind me to who I want to be in the future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sydney | 9/8/2009

    " This book wa an amazing book. I loved this book because it was inspirational. If you like quotes you will love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BB | 8/9/2009

    " I liked Maria's thoughts on what she learned after giving the speech at her son's high school graduation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/6/2009

    " A quick read -- no more than 30 minutes, and the perfect amount of time to be reminded about who we want to be, not what, but how we want our inner core to show to others. A nice book, and a nice gift for friends, graduates and anyone else who has a positive attitude.
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About the Author
Author Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver in an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and documentary film producer. A Georgetown University graduate, she was a correspondent for Dateline NBC, as well as coanchor for several other network news shows. Her book successes include Ten Things I wish I’d Known before I Went Out into the Real World, And One More Thing before You Go…, as well as multiple educational books for children. Former first lady of California by her marriage to then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, she remains active in many philanthropic projects and volunteer organizations.