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In The Meantime

Finding Yourself and the Love that You Want

by Iyanla Vanzant

In The Meantime by Iyanla Vanzant X
In The Meantime by Iyanla Vanzant
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    Jan 1998, 366 pages

    Sep 1999, 255 pages


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Mark Greyvenstein

Still reading this Wonderful book, and it is having a profound experience on my life. I'm sure it has for many others, as well. Thank you Iyanla Vanzant

I havent finished the book yet but i love what i've read so far.
I'm learning alot from this book and i hope it does for me what it says it will.
Thank you Mrs Iyanla

It was a very inspiring and spiritual book. Only after 3 weeks I meet a wonderful friend and we got married six months afterward. We have been married for 3 years now and constantly learning how to grow in love with each other. The book teaches that the meantime is a continual process it doesn't stop, therefore everyone needs the skills in order to overcome and learn how to enjoy the meantime.
Graduate student
University of Arkansas

The most rewarding book I have ever read. Really put me at ease with who I was, and encouraged me to continue to be the person that I am.

After reading this book, for the first time I can say that I am happy being single. I no longer get up in the morning and "wish" I had someone. This book helped me to be happy and content to be love, and stop "trying" to find someone.

I underlined many paragraphs from the book that were really profound for me, and I go back to the book often for a little pick me up...
Kimberly Savage

I was having a hard time . And was given this book to read and loved the book . I have read it over and over .I think everyone needs to read this book.

"In the Meantime" showed me how important I was to myself. References to "Cleaning Products" and "Floors" were easy to follow and I was easily able to put them into perspective in my life. This book helped me turn my life around by giving me the support and guidance I needed - professionally, personally, romantically. I highly recommend it.

Have you ever re-viewed your life? Have you ever re-envisioned your future? Have you ever re-defined your definition of happiness? Absolutely independent of what mother, father, grandmother, teacher or anyone else for that matter, told you. Imagine not imagining being married. Imagine not imagining having children. Imagine imagining yourself alone. Can you imagine yourself being happy in and of your Self?

I did not think the book was well written and I believe it encourages people to be too self-centered. However, it has a few good points, such as: "You can't grab what is good for you if you are holding on to what is bad for you." and "fluctuation is not the same as change." In toto, it is worth reading.

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