What I Know For Sure by Oprah WinfreyWhat I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey

What I Know For Sure

byOprah Winfrey

Hardcover | September 2, 2014

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As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show - the highest-rated program of its kind, launched her own television network, become the nation's only African-American billionaire, and been awarded both an honorary degree by Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From all her experiences, she has gleaned life lessons-which, for fourteen years, she's shared in O, The Oprah Magazine's widely popular "What I Know For Sure" column, a monthly source of inspiration and revelation.

Now, for the first time, these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in What I Know For Sure, a beautiful cloth bound book with a ribbon marker, 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, powerful and intimate glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women-while providing readers a guide to becoming their best selves. Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and frequently humorous, the words Oprah shares in What I Know For Sure shimmer with the sort of truth that readers will turn to again and again.

Through the power of media, OPRAH WINFREY has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world. As host and supervising producer of the history-making The Oprah Winfrey Show, editorial director of O, The Oprah Magazine, and the CEO of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, she has entertained, enlightened, and uplifted millions of ...
Title:What I Know For SureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 7.44 × 5.32 × 0.87 inPublished:September 2, 2014Publisher:Flatiron BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1250054052

ISBN - 13:9781250054050

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Date published: 2017-01-14
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Date published: 2016-11-17
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Oprah! What I Know For Sure… is that Oprah is an amazing storyteller. Listening to her narrate the audiobook made me feel like I had a life coach in my pocket for a few hours. There is just something about Oprah’s voice that makes a person simultaneously feel peaceful while wanting to sit up straight and pay attention – you will likely find yourself grabbing a pen to write down a few of your own “aha” moments. This is a book that will pick you up when you are feeling down and validate you when you are feeling confident. Oprah just “gets it”. You do not need to be a fan to enjoy this book. It simply is an authentic and motivational reminder to be your best self and live your best life.
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good morning or good night read Watching Oprah, reading Oprah it's all good. This book is the perfect size to go anywhere for a little reading pleasure. I take it in pieces so I enjoy it longer. Enjoyable read, and inspiring .
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS! I've always loved Oprah's 'What I Know for Sure' page at the end of her O magazine, and now it's all together in one book! How fabulous is that?? This is a book that doesn't need to be read from front to back, if you don't want to, as you can read any section that speaks to you. It's also a book that you can pick up and refer to at any time, for knowledge or for inspiration. I love the concept of Oprah's 'What I Know for Sure', and now it's all in one place - LOVE IT!
Date published: 2015-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fabulous read for yourself or give it as a gift This is such a lovely little book to have beside your bed or in your bag for those times when you want to read something worthwhile but not too long. It's a great read for anyone. As usual, Oprah has interesting insights into life's joys and challenges. You see yourself in her stories. I bought myself a copy and since then I've bought six more for gifts. I highly recommend it.
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Editorial Reviews

"Winfrey's warm, familiar voice makes each personal story powerful and entertaining. Her narration adds authenticity to the underlying teachings on the importance of spirit and love." -AudioFile Magazine