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Here's How Maria Shriver Can Get Her Groove - and Her Life - Back

Maria Shriver: Want your life back?

Want your life back? Call Oprah!

In Part I, Maria Shriver's Untold Stories: Why Did She Let Herself Disappear? I argue that if Maria Shriver can't hold onto her own identity in a marriage, how are the rest of us supposed to? With her money, power, access, education and Kennedy royal lineage, how could she vanish like this?

What happens to a woman who loses her self, her voice, her aspirations and her identity and then must watch it get played out in the white hot light of a media cyclone? 

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In Part II: How Can Maria Shriver Get Her Groove Back? I offer sage advice:

She can call OPRAH for support. Okay? Girlfriend, call Oprah, go to her compound and let her fill you with big, Oprah-sized ideas about your life's possibilities. The thing about being a Kennedy, about being one of America's Royal Class, about being a gazillionaire, is that you can actually do anything. Anything. You could buy a news network and anchor every single show. Who else can do what you can do? We're all watching now. The Muddenator is off your wings!

Read Part II here

Pamela Cytrynbaum teaches at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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