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.
©2014 Oprah Winfrey (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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.
Listened to this on my travels. Oprah shares her experience, insights, and success, by giving of herself.
I found this book was uplifting and a great way to start the day. Help me realise how much I actually do know, and guided me to action to take in situations where really, I don't have any answers.
Thanks Oprah. You really do everything to you audience
This book is on my nightstand now, on my Kindle and on Audio! I listen to chapter 11 almost daily. You can pick it up at any page and get value from it. Love this book.
I have enjoyed every minute of this. Oprah speaks with such passion and truth, this audio book will make you feel a rainbow of emotions and leave you wanting to be a better person. highly recommend.
I enjoy the super soul Sunday TV series and I feel like this was Oprah's own episode. The topics are very universal and concise so listening was very easy.
It's got a bit of a feel like Arianna Huffington's book in that it is written by two women who are at a stage in their lives where they have enough perspective to look back on and be sure of what they think we should learn from them.
"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
"Some valuable thoughts shared by Oprah. Delight !"
There are some real gems in this book as Oprah shares her experiences. Simple, profound and achievable!
"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.
"Annoying and smug"
If it had been written and read by someone with a bit of humility in stead of miss " I like to meditate in my beach house in Hawaii " . Wouldn't we all miss Winfrey
That she appears to think she is a chosen one. And God has choose her to lecture us mere mortals . At one point her partner tells her " don't worry God has brought you this far, he won't leave you" to assure her she won't die in a plane crash. Are we to assume that other people who die in a plane crash or otherwise have been "left" by God while he attends to more important people?
Smug smug smug
I think this book is aimed at and for Americans . I don't think Scots appreciate or understand the idolisation of this author
"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..
"Good book for all"
Working as an Improvement Coach I enjoy stories and life lessons.
This book gives an insight into Oprah's early years and struggles, but with lessons from it too.
If you told me 20yeara ago if be listening to an Oprah book, when she was in tv I'd have laughed- but we all
Age and hopefully become more enlightened and this book gives some worthwhile life lessons and thoughts - nothing groundbreaking but certainly some food for thought.
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.
"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:-)
Marvellous, I dont get tired of listenning at it once and again! And everytime there is something new to realise and think about.
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