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‘Oprah’…the Book……

Oprah Winfrey

I’ve always be curious about how could give advice to married couples…when she’s never been married or had a child………..

He’s a piece on the new book about the ‘Mega Star’……

In the 24 years she’s been the queen of TV talk shows, Oprah Winfrey has tackled every conceivable subject. Whether a transgender male giving birth or teachers sleeping with their students, nothing is too outrageous for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and its 7 million daily U.S. viewers.

But there is, it seems, one taboo topic for the 56-year-old: herself.

Born Oprah Gail Lee and now known across the globe simply by her first name, she’s the missing piece in “Oprah: A Biography,” the unauthorized account of her life by Kitty Kelley, bestselling author of “Jackie Oh!,” ” Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography,” “The Royals” and numerous celebrity tell-alls.

Yet Winfrey’s refusal to be interviewed seems to have inspired, rather than deterred, Kelley. She interviewed 850 sources for “Oprah,” including major “gets,” such as Winfrey’s father, and used the thousands of interviews the rags-to-riches cultural icon has granted over the years to paint a portrait that becomes less flattering as Winfrey’s fame and influence grows.

The result is an impeccably researched and well-organized look into the unlikely life of a self-made woman who used her poor upbringing as a steppingstone to build an astounding media empire. Winfrey’s net worth is currently valued at $2.4 billion.

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April 15, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Family, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Updates, Women | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Her influence is astronomical. I would love to read this book.

    Comment by Corve DaCosta | April 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Probably not her best face forward…but very interesting….

      You’re right…… she has a huge effect on anything she touches……

      Comment by jamesb101 | April 16, 2010 | Reply


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