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The uncommon wisdom of Oprah Winfrey : a portrait in her own words

Author: Oprah Winfrey; Bill Adler
Publisher: New York : Carol Pub. Group, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Now for the first time The Uncommon Wisdom of Oprah Winfrey tells the incredibly moving story of America's most beloved star in her own words. She evokes her impoverished childhood in the Deep South, her heralded rise as America's most successful talk show host, her experience as a movie actress and Academy Award nominee, and her life as a single, enormously wealthy black woman in a white, male-dominated world. She  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Quotations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Winfrey, Oprah.
Uncommon wisdom of Oprah Winfrey.
New York : Carol Pub. Group, ©1997
(OCoLC)988745089
Named Person: Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oprah Winfrey; Bill Adler
ISBN: 1559724196 9781559724197 0806518944 9780806518947
OCLC Number: 35884552
Notes: "A Birch Lane Press book."
Description: xiii, 290 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: edited by Bill Adler.

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Now for the first time The Uncommon Wisdom of Oprah Winfrey tells the incredibly moving story of America's most beloved star in her own words. She evokes her impoverished childhood in the Deep South, her heralded rise as America's most successful talk show host, her experience as a movie actress and Academy Award nominee, and her life as a single, enormously wealthy black woman in a white, male-dominated world. She talks, too, in her always candid and intimate way, about her passions, her hurts, and her ambitions. She describes the affairs with men that left her weeping and the joy she has found in her love for Stedman Graham. And she talks about the travail she suffered fighting her weight problems and her triumph in overcoming them. Filled with hundreds of quotations, The Uncommon Wisdom of Oprah Winfrey plumbs such sensitive subjects as the abuse she suffered from relatives when she was a child, her experimentation with drugs, her feelings about the enormous success of her show, how she relates to her family, and the causes and charities that drive her.

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