In the first issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, Oprah wrote: 'We are all the causes of our own effects ... That's why I'll never stop asking the question, "What do you know for sure?"'
In the fourteen years since Oprah wrote those words, she has retired The Oprah Winfrey Show (the highest-rated programme of its kind in history), launched her own television network, become America's only black billionaire, lost beloved pets and adopted new ones, watched friends and colleagues come and go, celebrated milestone birthdays - and through it all, she's continued to offer profound and inspiring words of wisdom in her monthly O column, 'What I Know For Sure'.
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, 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 readers will turn to again and again.
"You lead life; it doesn't lead you" is the motivating message behind media super star Winfrey's life, career, and latest book a compilation from the past 14 years of her monthly column in O, the Oprah Magazine. Divided into topics including resilience, clarity, gratitude, and awe, each essay provides a brief encouraging and thought-provoking reading moment. Winfrey writes calmly and conversationally. Among many other topics, she addresses personal strength, spirituality, clutter, and debt. She encourages readers to accept and welcome change, to appreciate the gift of life, and to be true to one's self. She digs into painful memories to share lessons she's learned, as well as how she has moved beyond pain and regret. Those interested in her personal life will find scattered details of how she spends her days, from time with her partner or her friends to reading and exercising. Gentle and supportive, while concise and sincere, these brief observations invite readers to five minutes of quiet contemplation. Ask yourself what you know for sure, Winfrey says, and "hat you'll find along the way will be fantastic, because what you'll find will be yourself."
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Expectations from Oprah exceeded
After being given this book by a good friend I failed to find time to make the time to read it, on a low morning she reminded me read ‘What I know for sure’ please!
I do a lot walking so downloaded the audio book, to my delight and appreciation Oprah narrates her own book. Something that just makes the experience full circle.
This is a great book to read/listen and come back to for snippets or reassurance. I struggle to express how humbling and perspective enhancing this book is, things we already know and may implement in our lives Oprah puts so eloquently in this book.
I think everyone should consume this delicious book to help with being the best we can be.
What I know for sure
Beautiful book! Like chicken soup for the soul! Really enjoyed and felt peaceful reading Oprah's gentle words of hard fought wisdom and grace.
Speaks to my heart
This has just become a favourite book of mine. I purchased this ebook last night and just couldn't put it down until I had finished it. The deepest part of me recognises the truths shared on these pages and I am truly grateful for their enlightenment.