In EXACTLY AS I AM: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with Today's Girls on What It Takes to Believe in Yourself (Ballantine Hardcover), Emmy Award-winning journalist and weekend co-host and correspondent for Access Hollywood Shaun Robinson shares both the honest comments she's heard from young women and the heartfelt and encouraging advice she's been in the rare position to glean from today's most notable women, namely, Jamie Lee Curtis, Celine Dion, Diane von Furstenberg, Janet Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Queen Latifah, Nicole Miller, Julianne Moore, Mandy Moore, Martina Navratilova, Nancy Pelosi, Diane Sawyer, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Gabrielle Union, Meredith Vieira, Vanessa Williams, Oprah Winfrey, and more. Young girls and famous women alike give their inspiring comments on self-esteem to this book, and the result is a collection of voices that will inspire girls to find their inner strength, grow confident, and believe in themselves.
Through this rich tapestry of voices, women of all ages, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds explore how to stay grounded and develop positive self-esteem, something Robinson calls "the ticket to freedom and making your dreams come true." They also discuss the importance of mentors and friends, being able to laugh at oneself, and giving back to others. The collected wisdom of shared experiences in Exactly As I Am is designed to give every girl and woman the opportunity to dream big, stay strong, and remain true to oneself.