The Woman I Wanted to Be

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Diane Von Furstenberg

Narrated By: Diane Von Furstenberg

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: October 2014

Duration: 9 hours 41 minutes


One of the most influential, admired, and innovative women of our time: fashion designer, philanthropist, wife, mother, and grandmother, Diane von Furstenberg shares stories about becoming the woman she wanted to be.

Diane von Furstenberg started out with a suitcase full of jersey dresses and an idea of who she wanted to be—in her words, “the kind of woman who is independent and who doesn’t rely on a man to pay her bills.” She has since become that woman and much more, establishing herself as a global brand and a major force in the fashion industry, all the while raising a family and maintaining “my children are my greatest creation.”

In The Woman I Wanted to Be, von Furstenberg reflects on her extraordinary life—from childhood in Brussels to her days as a young, jet-set princess, to creating the dress that came to symbolize independence and power for an entire generation of women. With remarkable honesty and wisdom, von Furstenberg mines the rich territory of what it means to be a woman. She opens up about her family and career, overcoming cancer, building a global brand, and devoting herself to empowering other women, telling listeners, “I want every woman to know that she can be the woman she wants to be.”


  • Greg H

    What an excellent and inspiring book. I loved every minute of listening to the reader. Such an inspiration.

  • Celma Carreira

    What an Inspiration! Such a great book! One that you can hear many times again and again.

  • Ana Gutierrez

    Excellent book! I truly recommend it. It is inspiring and at times sad but also very positive. Its great even if you are not into fashion, it is about empowering women like the title suggests.

  • Angela Goforth

    Absolutely loved this book. Inspiring and thought provoking. So happy that Diane narrated the book. She added to the passion of the message in a way that none other could.

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