This book is subtitled, "Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life." That seems to be a tall order for a spiritual writer. Maria Shriver is by no means a spiritual writer. What she is, however, is a woman with an impeccable pedigree - niece of President John F. Kennedy, a former first lady of California, and a journalist in her own right. She does not brag about this and comes out sounding sincere and honest when she talks about what she has learned in her life and what she wants to share with us. The result is a moving and powerful work. Each of the fifty chapters starts with an inspiring quote and ends with an earnest prayer. Her writing made me believe that I could live a better life.