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4.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 5 4.06 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martha Beck Narrator: Martha Beck Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9780743576888
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Martha Beck's work as a life coach has been featured on Oprah and has earned her accolades in outlets from National Public Radio to USA Today. More important, her trademark wisdom, empathy, and humor have changed thousands of lives, helping people who felt disconnected from their true sense of purpose to locate meaning in their lives and change.

Now, in the tradition of her bestseller Finding Your Own North Star, Martha Beck reconnects listeners with their authentic hopes, needs, and desires in Steering by Starlight. Beck brings together cutting-edge research in psychiatry and neurology, practical exercises and the step-by-step process she uses with her private clients to offer powerful new methods for solving problems that beset every one of us.

Whether you're seeking better relationships, more focused career direction, specific fitness goals, or a more harmonious lifestyle, Steering by Starlight's colorful and touching anecdotes, case studies and exercises will give you the tools you need to become your own guide and point the way to an authentic, rewarding life. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “No one could be better suited than author Martha Beck to read Steering by Starlight. Her wobbly but sincere voice has the right tone of authenticity and humor to deliver an inspirational story and lesson plan for ‘fulfilling your best destiny.’ Beck’s energetic narration style ranges from a comical imitation of her spoiled beagle to sotto voce asides about her family’s threats regarding her publishing her memoir about growing up Mormon. Martha Beck is alive, approachable, and as self-effacing as someone can be with the vaunted appellation of ‘life coach.’”

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  • “The narrative is hilarious...[Beck’s] writing style will appeal to fantasy and adventure fans.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Johnson coffey | 2/15/2014

    " I really like her writing style and ideas, I felt like a lot of her advice didn't apply to me, which I suppose is a good thing! Possibly as a result, I got bored near the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina Lynette | 2/14/2014

    " Martha is Magic. It helps that we speak the same language. Coaching via book is a tough balance of information and exercises and guesswork. Somehow she knows exactly what to say even though she isn't in the room with you. Wonderful, wonderful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 2/3/2014

    " You know that tingle of inspiration that warms you from the inside out when you read something AMAZING? Get ready to feel it throughout this entire book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 2/2/2014

    " I am giving this as gifts for Christmas to all my amazing friends so don't buy it yet. She is a contributing editor with Oprah and on the show.. very much like "The Secret" but has actual exercises inside where you apply to your own life. I felt so refreshed after reading this on a long plane ride home. Love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlyn | 1/31/2014

    " I'm always looking for self-enlightenment. This particular book was recommended by a friend. I did enjoy the read. The author presents the material very nicely and doesn't talk down to the reader. I felt the book helped to reinforce and remind me of things I already knew and had implemented. It also gave me some new things to think about and work on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammie | 1/30/2014

    " Imagining yourself at 'the end', 'soothing your lizard'; positives ways to deal with fear and always plod through to happiness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/29/2014

    " I thought this would be a memoir, and I was very interested in reading it because the author is Hugh Nibley's daughter. Well, it isn't a memoir. It is a self help book. But in it Martha Beck gives the very best guideline I have heard about how to follow the path you choose. This book is amazing, and I named my personal lizard "Liz." "

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

    " This book was very helpful like everything by Martha Beck. I am trying to try the magic that was suggested in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 1/16/2014

    " Like Martha Beck's other books, this is a very wise and funny book. Taken with a few grains of salt, very satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cybrarian717 | 1/12/2014

    " Will go back and continue using. Good humor and really starts to make you think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/4/2014

    " I gave up finishing this, I'm already living my Right Life and even my love of Martha could not keep me interested in this one. "

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

    " another great book by Martha Beck. Love this author and love what she says about what's important and how the things we say and think influence what we experience. this is a very Christian concept, by the way. "

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

    " Oh my gawwwd.....this book was a revelation when I was contemplating what to do with my life in medicine. Hilarious, practical and impossibly helpful!! Cannot recommend highly enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 12/10/2013

    " I want to get back to this book after some time away from it. I enjoyed Beck's writing, and found a lot of her excercises and ideas to be helpful. I am probably too sensitive to the needs of change to really benefit from her suggestions at this point, because I want instant gratification. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lonna Cunningham | 12/4/2013

    " An interesting approach: very practical ("ok, I know I need to surrender, but how do I do that?"). Less 'airy fairy' than I expected from the cover and blurbs, I'm finding it quite solidly helpful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marty | 9/22/2013

    " By far, the best book I've read. Thanks to my son for buying the book for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Londonmabel Mabel | 8/6/2013

    " Helped me enormously in the hardest year I've ever had. Even if you only take away a couple good concepts, they'll be enough to help you through hard times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Ross | 6/7/2013

    " "I like Martha's sarcastic sense of humor and her matter of fact writing and speaking style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/11/2013

    " I really like Martha Beck. She makes some great points and provides good ways to reframe negative thinking. Her stories are interesting and funny too. However, nothing in the book is terribly earth-shattering and I could do without all the star metaphors. I found the metaphors kinda annoying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 4/24/2013

    " I learned alot from this book. I quit my job because it reminded me that i can do anything i want to do. No one elses rules apply. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Libby | 7/6/2012

    " Another self help book. I liked reading it, she's amusing and easy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Hunter | 5/8/2012

    " It's a decent book if you are doing some soul-searching and have a good threshold for words like "destiny" and "stargazer" etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/5/2012

    " Martha Beck is a gem: compassionate, funny, and up to her ears in useful tools for moving in the direction of your desires. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 8/7/2011

    " Martha Beck, like Oprah has said is the most intelligent woman she has ever met...this book is FANTASTIC and I'm still working it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeline | 8/4/2011

    " Just starting to read this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 7/19/2011

    " The premise is good, but she lost me. Towards the middle I wanted to be done with the book, then towards the end it is all about her. So, I still don't know what to do with my life! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cybrarian717 | 3/25/2011

    " Will go back and continue using. Good humor and really starts to make you think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 8/28/2010

    " I learned alot from this book. I quit my job because it reminded me that i can do anything i want to do. No one elses rules apply. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Libby | 3/22/2010

    " Another self help book. I liked reading it, she's amusing and easy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 3/9/2010

    " You know that tingle of inspiration that warms you from the inside out when you read something AMAZING? Get ready to feel it throughout this entire book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 1/13/2010

    " Absolutely awesome book by the genius who is Martha Beck. I found something useful in every chapter. I think this will be on my list of all time favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 1/5/2010

    " Martha Beck, like Oprah has said is the most intelligent woman she has ever met...this book is FANTASTIC and I'm still working it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nedra | 12/22/2009

    " Better than North Star. Good storytelling combined with helpful and practical thoughts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris | 12/20/2009

    " Amazing. Life-changing. Martha Beck Rocks.

    Yes, I read it again. Still Rocks. :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb | 10/10/2009

    " I loved this book, especially at the stage I am in in my life/career. I'm planning to re-read it and do all of the exersizes soon! If you want to figure out exactly what you're meant to be doing in your life, this book can help you figure it out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marty | 10/7/2009

    " By far, the best book I've read. Thanks to my son for buying the book for me. "

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About the Author
Life coach Martha Beck writes a monthly column, “Beck on Call,” for O: The Oprah Magazine. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Expecting Adam as well as Finding Your Own North Star and The Joy Diet. She lives with her family in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more about her at marthabeck.com, and join the discussion at leavingthesaints.com.