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.
"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."
Great insights and life lessons. I read it in one gulp, over the course of a night!
Like a big mommah hug
Every page is like a nice afternoon chat with Ms Oprah, this book is a great source of joy and reinforced perspective. Thank you Maam Winfrey!
What I know for sure...
This book had so many parallels to my life such as striving to live a spiritual life and having aborted religion, growing up in the south and raised under southern baptist religion, being that little girl sitting on the first pew because my grandfather was the preacher, believing that I had to marry my children’s father because I was pregnant with his child out of wedlock, the disappointment of working like a dog to prove that I am worth it to supervisors who did not appreciate my worth, going through a divorce that my mom didn’t know about until I disclosed it after physically separating from my husband because I knew that she wasn’t ready for my truth, playing the role of having the perfect family and marriage only to bury the deadness that I felt inside, and this is only to name a few experiences... I could go on but I won’t. I’m just realizing that this isn’t a therapy session...lol! However, I felt like Oprah was speaking to me personally as it related to many of her life experiences because I either experienced these things or currently experiencing them. I feel as if this book reflects who I am presently, in the past, as well as who I strive to be in my future. I’m appreciative of Oprah’s transparency and I feel guidance in the words and wisdom that was shared. The crazy thing about this is that I purchased this book a couple of years ago and had not finished but 1/4 of it only to pick it up 3 days ago to come to its end and it never lost my interest. Not that it did before however, I believes that all things occur when they are supposed to. Maybe I’m more receptive now and not only that in a different space that’s ready for change. I’m ready for newer and better things. I’m also excited about reading more of Oprah’s work....You may not be in the pulpit Oprah but you’re still preaching just as you did while you were in grade school. The only difference is that it’s truth...
Thank you! With pure Love,