Author and lecturer Marianne Williamson was born in Houston, Texas on July 8, 1952. She attended Pomona College. She has lectured on spirituality and metaphysics for more than a decade and a half and is the founder of the America Renaissance Alliance. Return to Love was one of the best-selling books of 1992 and topped the New York Times bestseller list for 35 weeks. A Woman's Worth (1994) topped the list for 19 weeks.