Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher and author. Six of her 10 published books have been New York Times bestsellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times bestsellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read in the spirituality genre. A paragraph from that book, beginning "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure," often misattributed to Nelson Mandela’s inaugural address, is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers. Marianne’s latest New York Times bestseller, A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever, was selected by Oprah as one of her favorite things.
Marianne's other books include The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman's Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, and The Gift of Change.
Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves more than 1,000 people daily.