Bellaire High School c/o 1970
Internationally acclaimed author and lecturer
BiographyMarianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. She has published eight books, four of which - including the mega bestseller A Return to Love and the newly-released Everyday Grace - have been #1 New York Times bestsellers. Her titles also include Illuminata, A Woman's Worth, and Healing the Soul of America. She also edited Imagine: What American Could Be in the 21st Century, a compilation of essays by some of America's most visionary thinkers.
Ms. Williamson has been a popular guest on numerous television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, and Charlie Rose.
Marianne Williamson has lectured professionally since 1983. 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 over 1,000 people daily.
Ms. Williamson also co-founded the Global Renaissance Alliance (now called The Peace Alliance), a worldwide network of peace activists. The mission of The Peace Alliance is to harness the power of non-violence as a social force for good.
Ms. Williamson's book Everyday Grace: Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness and Making Miracles, was published by Riverhead Books (Nov 2002) and quickly reached #1 on the New York Times Best-Seller List (Dec 2002).
Her new book, The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life, was released from Harper Collins on November 9, 2004 and is available at bookstores everywhere.