Acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author Maria Shriver is a passionate and purpose-driven leader whose work has fostered change and advanced some of our nation’s most pressing issues. In this powerful and candid program, she shares inspiration, wisdom and encouragement from her moving new book, "I've Been Thinking...: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life," out on February 27th. Opening up about her own experiences as a prominent woman juggling myriad professional and personal roles and facing the challenges, stresses and unpredictable moments that come with it, Maria reveals a roadmap for how to move forward in life in a positive and meaningful direction. Sharing tangible lessons and reflections from I’ve Been Thinking… Maria will leave audiences thinking, feeling, laughing, and emboldened to tackle what lies ahead. 
"I've Been Thinking..." is already receiving high praise:
"Maria Shriver is a person of unusual compassion, intelligence, and honor. If you want to feel uplifted, inspired, and comforted, read it. This book, like its author, is a precious gift to the world."

—Bestselling Author Martha Beck

Maria Shriver has always been a voice of hope, unity, equality, and love—a wise, steady voice calling us to become our best selves. Here, she gives us her hard-earned wisdom, tenderness, courage and wildly gorgeous, inclusive, accessible faith. . . It’s a book every person should keep close.
—Bestselling Author Glennon Doyle 
"Maria Shriver is a beacon of compassion and understanding—a life force."
—Journalist Tom Brokaw

“Thought-provoking, spirited, a deep and personal message to help one discover a meaningful and joyful life.” 
—Author Deepak Chopra

"There’s so much noise in the world, so many distractions, responsibilities, choices. Shriver’s soulful words of wisdom, guidance, and strength are both beautiful and invaluable."
—Elizabeth Lesser, Cofounder, Omega Institute
Watch Maria's commencement address on "the power of the pause," named to NPR's list of "The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever" >>
2012 USC Annenberg School for Communication Commencement Address
Recently named to People's list of "25 Women Changing the World in 2017" thanks to her groundbreaking work leading the fight against Alzheimer's, Maria is an "Architect of Change" whose powerful message rises above the noise. A Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, six-time New York Times bestselling author, NBC News Special Anchor, and founder of the for-benefit media enterprise Shriver Media and global alliance The Women's Alzheimer's Movement, Maria draws on her impressive, multi-faceted career to provide powerful lessons that resonate with every audience. 
"Our conference theme on inspiring change, creativity and disruption was attended by 3,000 CEO’s from over 100 countries, not an easy audience to impress. Maria delivered. Her passion and universal message to make a difference in the lives of others resonated with everyone and was a highlight of the conference."
- YPO Edge

"One of the most personable, candid presenters we’ve had in the 12 years of our women’s health luncheon and lecture."
-Mills Peninsula Health
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A true trailblazer whose career accomplishments speak for themselves, Maria Shriver eloquently moves audiences at each of her engagements. "An Evening With Maria Shriver" is a refreshingly honest, funny, thoughtful, and downright powerful program that allows audiences to hear first-hand all the hard-earned wisdom from Maria's new book.