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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.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Journey to Beloved
ISBN: 0786864583. OCLC Number: 39307293

Hyperion,. .

Oprah Winfrey shares her inspiration for turning Toni Morrison's novel Beloved into a motion picture and, in an almost daily log, records her thoughts and feelings during the making of the film, in which she portrays the character Sethe. Includes a foreword by director Jonathan Demme.

Live your best life :
ISBN: 0848731050. OCLC Number: 61453164

Oxmoor House,. .

Presents excerpts from articles published in O, the Oprah magazine, with advice on beauty and health, spirituality, family and love relationships, and actions that can be taken to improve the quality of life for others.

Make the connection :
ISBN: 0786862564. OCLC Number: 34576657

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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.

Oprah Winfrey speaks
ISBN: 1559352868. OCLC Number: 40244369

Soundelux,. .

Oprah presents herself in her own words. Includes her opinions on everything from childhood and overcoming adversity to dealing with fame and staying real. Also includes her 10 commandments for lifelong success.

Oprah Winfrey speaks :
ISBN: 0471298646. OCLC Number: 39624952

Wiley,. .

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

The uncommon wisdom of Oprah Winfrey :
ISBN: 1559724196. OCLC Number: 35884552

Carol Pub. Group,. .

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.