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The Uncommon Wisdom of Oprah Winfrey: A Portrait in Her Own Words by Oprah Winfrey, Bill Adler (2000)


Hardcover with DJ in Very Good (VG) condition. 

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.This unforgettable collection of her comments and views on family, success, weight loss, relationships, and much more, intimately reveals Oprah's passions, hurts, and ambitions.

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.

For instance, on:

- Success: "Don't be satisfied with just one success-and don't give up after failure".

- Her weight: "If I'm not every woman, I definitely have been every size!"

- Mr. Right: (before she was involved with Stedman Graham) "Mr. Right's coming, but he's in Africa and he's walkin'".

- Responsibility: "To those of us that much is given, much is expected".

- Her business ability: "I don't do anything unless it feels good. I don't move on logic. I move on my gut. And I have a good gut!"

- Life: "Don't live your life to please other people".

Oprah Winfrey perhaps best summed up her own sense of self when she said: "If you seek what is honorable, what is good, what is the truth of your life, all the other things you could not imagine come as a matter ofcourse".

Deservedly adored by millions, the real Oprah Winfrey is revealed as never before in this astonishing, unauthorized book.