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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Oprah Winfrey  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi

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Illinois Connection

Winfrey lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Winfrey is an American television presenter, media mogul and philanthropist. Her internationally-syndicated talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, has earned her multiple Emmy Awards and is the highest-rated talk show in the history of television. She is also an influential book critic, an Academy Award nominated actress, and a magazine publisher.

Published Works

  • Make the Connection, 10 Steps to a Better Body and a Better Life, Hyperion, 1996 - written with Bob Greene
  • The Uncommon Wisdom of Oprah Winfrey, Carol Pub., 1996 - written with Bill Adler
  • Journey to Beloved, Hyperion, 1998
  • Oprah Winfrey Speaks, Insights from the World`s Most Influential Voice, Wiley, 1998
  • Live Your Best Life: A Treasury of Wisdom, Wit, Advice, Interviews, And Inspiration from O, the Oprah Magazine, Oxmoor House, 2005

Selected Titles At Your Library

Make the connection :
ISBN: 0786862564. OCLC Number:

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Oprah Winfrey and Bob Greene tell you exactly what to do every day, physically and mentally, to start looking and feeling fantastic. Oprah shares personal stories of her own weight loss battles and together she and Bob provide loads of encouragement and advice as they walk you through their ten simple steps towards a healthier and happier existence.

The uncommon wisdom of Oprah Winfrey :
ISBN: 1559724196. OCLC Number:

Carol Pub. Group,. New York :. ©1997.

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.

Oprah Winfrey speaks :
ISBN: 0471298646. OCLC Number:

Wiley,. New York :. ©1998.

Presents Oprah Winfrey's beliefs and views about many different aspects of life, including her childhood, adversity, fame, faith, love, and generosity.



Speaking Engagements

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