Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher and author. Six of her ten 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 is A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever. A Course in Weight Loss 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. She is currently a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from California's Congressional District 33.