Is it possible to appreciate yourself, including your imperfections, just as you are? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker describes the joy and freedom of self-acceptance.

Recognized as one of the major writers of our time, Walker is the author of the best-seller "The Color Purple," which was made into a film directed by Steven Spielberg. Her other novels include "The Third Life of Grange Copeland"; "Meridian"; "The Temple of My Familiar"; and "Possessing the Secret of Joy." She has taught at Harvard, Yale, Wellesley, Brown, and Sarah Lawrence.
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