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Oprah Winfrey

Born: 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Winfrey lives in Chicago.

Biography: 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.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Oprah Winfrey on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Journey to Beloved
ISBN: 0786864583 OCLC: 39307293

Hyperion, New York : 1998.

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: 61453164

Oxmoor House, Birmingham, Ala. : ©2005.

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: 34576657

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: 40244369

Soundelux, Novato, CA : ℗1998.

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: 39624952

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.

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

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.