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Oprah : a biography

Author: Kitty Kelley
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First paperback edition.; Updated and revised [edition]View all editions and formats
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Based on three years of research and reporting as well as 850 interviews with sources, many of whom have never before spoken for publication, Oprah is the first comprehensive biography of one of the most influential, powerful, and admired public figures of our time, by the most widely read biographer of our era. Anyone who is a fan of Oprah Winfrey or who has followed her extraordinary life and career will be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kitty Kelley
ISBN: 9780307394873 0307394875
OCLC Number: 697794434
Performer(s): Narrator: Kitty Kelley (Amer.).
Description: xviii, 579 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Kitty Kelley.

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Based on three years of research and reporting as well as 850 interviews with sources, many of whom have never before spoken for publication, Oprah is the first comprehensive biography of one of the most influential, powerful, and admired public figures of our time, by the most widely read biographer of our era. Anyone who is a fan of Oprah Winfrey or who has followed her extraordinary life and career will be fascinated and newly informed by the closely observed, detailed, and well-rounded portrait of her provided by Kitty Kelley's exhaustively researched book. Listeners will come away with a greater appreciation of who Oprah really is beyond her public persona and a fuller understanding of her important place in American cultural history. Among the awards that Kitty Kelley has been honored with by her professional peers are the Outstanding Author Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors for her "courageous writing on popular culture," the Philip M. Stern Award for her "outstanding service to writers and the writing profession," the Medal of Merit from the Lotos Club in New York City, and the 2005 PEN Oakland Literary Censorship Award. She has also been selected as a member of Vanity Fair magazine's Hall of Fame. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, People, Ladies' Home Journal, McCall's, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune.

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