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Dani Shapiro

Do Not Delete Your Memoir

Sharon Van Epps | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
Sharon Van Epps

Here is Brown, using her huge national platform at a supposedly feminist website, to remind other women that their personal stories don't matter, but if they are going to bother to try to write anyway, they should just write like a man.

If You Had To Write Down Your Most Mortifying Thought, What Would It Be?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

In one of the writing classes she teaches, author Dani Shapiro asked her students to write down their most mortifying thought. She promised the studen...

Author Dani Shapiro's Perspective-Shifting Wakeup Call

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Covering up our vulnerabilities, according to author and teacher Dani Shapiro, is a massive waste of energy. When asked to be a guest on Oprah's Su...

The Word That Led To Dani Shapiro's Spiritual Wake-Up Call

OWN | Posted 03.07.2014 | OWN

Before Devotion author Dani Shapiro penned her first bestseller, she was a wildly rebellious young woman who viewed religion and spirituality as sourc...

2 Steps To Start Your Spiritual Journey

OWN | Posted 12.21.2013 | OWN

Growing up in a strict and traditional household, bestselling author Dani Shapiro says her religious beliefs stemmed from her parents. Later in life, ...

Do You See Me?

Amanda Magee | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Where are we if we're judged for having things look too perfect, but then don't want to be in the pictures if we're less than perfect?

How to Make the Most of Your Writing Retreat

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.11.2014 | Home
Holly Robinson

I love my husband, my house, my work, my kids. But, like most writers, I fantasize about a room of one's own, a place where the cell phone doesn't ring and nobody knocks on my door.

The Truth About My 'Perfect' Life

Dani Shapiro | Posted 02.08.2014 | Women
Dani Shapiro

Do any of us have perfect lives? Or do we carefully curate our public personas, keeping our true selves safe, hidden from view?

How To Find The Divine In The Ordinary

OWN | Posted 10.22.2013 | OWN

What if living fully in the present meant that even the most mundane events could become sacred? Dani Shapiro, author of the best-selling book Devotio...

The Questions That Sparked Dani Shapiro's Spiritual Journey

OWN | Posted 10.19.2013 | OWN

Bestselling author Dani Shapiro is sitting down with Oprah to discuss some of life's biggest questions on "Super Soul Sunday." Shapiro, who grew up th...

Still Writing

Lindsey Mead | Posted 11.30.2013 | Home
Lindsey Mead

Still Writing is a book to read carefully and to savor over and over. I've read it twice myself already, and I know it will join books like Annie Dillard's The Writing Life in the pantheon of those volumes I trust most and revisit often.

How Authors Learn Stage Presence

Nichole Bernier | Posted 07.28.2013 | Home
Nichole Bernier

In the months since my book came out, I've learned that my method of breaking myself in wasn't really so strange.

Conversations on Practice

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York
Jennifer Hamady

No one can tell you how to become a writer or an artist. The only path is to do it, to think and feel deeply about it, and to persevere.

'Devotion': Dani Shapiro Shares 5 Ways to Find Your Spiritual Path

wowOwow | Dani Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At the threshold of the afternoon of life -- and with an increasing awareness of just how thoroughly unprepared I was. So I embarked on the exploratio...

'Devotion', 'Lit' and 'Commitment': Memoirs as the New Neighbor

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

Memoirs allow us to get intimate with another person, to discover secrets and learn from that person's own discussion of her life issues.

Dani Shapiro's 'Devotion' Is For Everyone Over 30 Who Knows Less And Less Every Day (VIDEO)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

I could tell you the answers Dani Shapiro finds. But I promise you: they won't mean much to you unless you read her 243 pages.