The inspirational wisdom of Oprah Winfrey, collected for the first time in a beautiful book. After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, 'What do you know for sure?' Oprah Winfrey began writing the 'What I Know For Sure' column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take 'stock of her life', Oprah has penned one column a month over the last 14 years, years in which she retired The Oprah Winfrey Show (the highest-rated program of its kind in history), launched her own television network, became America's only black billionaire, was awarded an honorary degree from Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, watched friends and colleagues come and go, lost beloved pets and adopted new ones, and celebrated milestone birthdays. Throughout it all, she's continued to offer her profound and inspiring words of wisdom in her 'What I Know For Sure' column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Now, for the first time, these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in What I Know For Sure, a beautiful book packed with insight and revelation from Oprah Winfrey. Organized by theme - joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power - these essays offer a rare and powerful glimpse into the mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women. Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and dynamic, the words Oprah shares in What I Know For Sure shimmer with the sort of wisdom and truth that listeners will turn to again and again.
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A wonderful book based on Oprah's experience narrated in her wonderfully hypnotic, relaxing and familiar voice. She shares her lessons learned in life and business that you can take and impart in your life. Very easy to listen to with wonderful messages that resonate. I will be listening again and again.
It's a privilege to be spoken to, one on one, by Oprah and to be given an insight into how and why she is so extraordinary. A fact I've always known, but her depth and clarity and wisdom, and self discipline and compassion is more evident than ever in this reading. I've just finished the book and I'm going to listen again immediately. "I want what she's having" thank you Oprah.
I have read and listened to hundreds of books, many of which I have absolutely loved and raved about to others. This however is the first book I have ever reviewed. It was profound and honest, and beautifully read by Oprah. It completely exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend listening.
Loved this book! No regrets on getting one and listening! It gives a good insight on universal wisdom with a personal touch. And unfortunately this wisdome is not taught at school and commonly understated. I would recommend to listen to it. Very good performance as well.
Loved it!! Oprahs voice is warm and joyful as she guides you through the book. The lessons and wisdom come through beautiful story telling and resonate deeply no matter what your life holds!
Beautiful words by a beautiful woman. Thank you Oprah for sharing your wisdom & the life stories that have helped you to define "what you know for sure". It's really made me question "what I know for sure" when thinking about my life, my purpose & my legacy. I loved hearing your voice, the grandeur & yet the simplicity of your messages. Beautiful. So beautiful.
Loved it, of course! Oprah has been influencing my life since I was a little girl. Her beliefs and life lessons are not new to me but I had a better day for listening to this book and will go back to it again and again.
"Heartfelt and beautiful"
I was sad to get to the end. This book was the most wonderful, inspiring book I think I've read and Oprah reading it aloud makes it even better.
"It's a book to listen to over and over again!"
Very pleasant and uplifting. Excellent narration I highly recommend this book! It's wort it.. enjoyed it!
"Insight into the making of Oprah"
With Oprah herself as the narrator you gain the true interpretation from the writer herself. This book has some great "ah ha!" Moments as Oprah would say so herself.
"Inspiring read ...good reminder! :)"
A good refresher of all the truth and way of living. Extremely well read and builds a connect with your own experiences. :)
Such beautiful revelations about life. Buy the book and make notes. Oprah voice is so healing.
"Oprah = true greatness"
When I first listened to this book it seemed "light on" but I've since realised, this was due to my own limited perspective + I think Oprah wanted to make sure this book would be understood and received by a wider audience.
After growing more spiritually, I now appreciate the depth, greatness and truth behind each lesson Oprah shares.
I recently attended one of Oprah's event and it was life changing. Oprah truly is one of the most remarkable human beings to walk this earth.
I hope Oprah one day writes a more in-depth book about her life, and the lessons she has learnt as she has so much wisdom to share & the world needs more of her!
"Well worth a read. Good value and very real"
I really enjoyed this book. Definitely recommend. Light hearted and genuine, very real. Great to hear such an honest view
"The best audio book I've ever listened too."
This book changed my life. It helped me see life through a brand new set of eyes, ears and feelings!
"loved loved loved this "
My first ebook and I enjoyed from start to finish, didn't want it to end
"Just what I needed to hear right now"
I'm a big believer that books come across your path at the right time. And this is a little gem of wisdom from an amazing person.
I feel like I've learnt so much from her. I didnt realise how inspirational she was until this audiobook:-)
"Some valuable thoughts shared by Oprah. Delight !"
There are some real gems in this book as Oprah shares her experiences. Simple, profound and achievable!
"Gave me chills..."
If you love Oprah, and the kinda content she divulges into... this is for you. An extension of her Super Soul Sunday classes. I really liked it. Excellent easy listen tSundau Sund relaxing afternoon.
"Heartfelt and practical .. typical.. Oprah..."
I knew I was going to be mesmerised by Oprah.. that's the expectation I bought with the book. Oprah. gives an honest and practical view on her life. you can feel the love in her voice and soul.. Thank you Oprah..
Will listen again and again. Such inspiration and wisdom. Listening to Oprah moved me and I can't wait to relisten. This is a must download.
"what I know for sure"
Well I know for sure that Oprah sure knows a thing or two about being true to who you are and walking in your complete self. Worth a read and a good standby in your book collection. Listen on audio, even better.
Marvellous, I dont get tired of listenning at it once and again! And everytime there is something new to realise and think about.
Loved this book so so much. Makes me want to change the way I live my life, for sure!
"I'm not so sure"
The premise for the book is a good one and there is no doubt that Oprah's voice and writing style are inimitable and enjoyable to listen to. I'm just not entirely sure how well this translates. Oprah has clearly worked hard for her success and there is certainly much that she says for sure that rings true. However I personally felt that Oprah's considerable wealth and power undermines the sentiment of the book. Her life of privilege seems a million miles from someone like me. The jury is out.
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