Peace from Broken Pieces
New York Times best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant recounts the last decade of her life and the spiritual lessons learned—from the price of success during her meteoric rise as a TV celebrity on Oprah, the Iyanla TV show (produced by Barbara Walters), to the dissolution of her marriage and her daughter’s 15 months of illness and death on Christmas day. Like a phoenix rising...more
I have never heard of Iyanla, nor have I read any of her books.
After reading Peace from Broken Pieces I cannot imagine turning to her to read a book about really anything.
While I was interested in her life story, I felt she was disorganized in the presentation to the reader. I had to wade through a ...more
My favorite quote from the book is "I've learned we all get exactly what we need, when we need ...more
This memoir is interesting, but there are parts that are vague and glossed over. Iyanla shares about her final failed marriage but doesn't go in depth about her first two. ...more
As the middle child Gemmia tried to be the perfect daughter. She got good grades, never got in trouble and helped raise her brother and sister.
As an adult, Gemmia continued to play her role by helping run her mother's business and becoming her best friend. No matter how hard Gemmia tried to be perfect, her mother didn't really notice ...more
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In chapter 2 "Walking Wounded". I see how hurts from her childhood has now followed her into adulthood. Now she sees herself doing some of the same things she saw or heard that her mother did.
Talking about the need to break generational ...more
I recently lost a very dear friend, but unlike the author I do not have the luxury of retreating to my bed for months in order to heal. I found it rather puzzling that anyone who struggled so much financially ...more
Iyanla shares some very life shattering events in this book. Her daughter's death, her divorce from her husband, the details around relationship with Oprah, her television show and the forclosure on her home. As you ...more
I like the book, but it was heartbreaking to read about the avoidable and unavoidable tragedies that Iyanla endured simultaneously. Her healing journey--financially, psychologically, and spiritually--was not easy but is ...more
This good was a very good read for me. It explained why Iyanla had been out of the limelight. I had seen her a few years ago during a town hall seminar that Tavis Smiley used to host. Iyanla mentioned some of these challenges & experiences in her life, however, I was disconnected to her experience because I had not heard or read about them.
The author's perspective in this book read like a *cause & effect* principle. If I would do this, then that would happen, but can ...more
|2015 Reading Chal...: Peace from Broken Pieces by Iyanla Vanzant||2||6||Jun 05, 2015 03:50PM|
|How can you help others to heal and you are broken yourself?||6||27||May 15, 2011 12:35PM|
|my empowering and inspirational reading||1||5||May 06, 2011 08:04PM|
|Why do children blame themselves for the foolish mistakes the adults make?||1||6||Mar 05, 2011 07:39AM|
|Saw Ms. Vanzant on CNN||1||8||Nov 21, 2010 05:44PM|