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The Oprah Winfrey Show: Reflections on an American Legacy

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The Oprah Winfrey Show came to an end on May 25, 2011, after 25 years on television. Arguably the most influential television personality of all time, Ms. Winfrey and her show have had an impact on American culture that cannot be overstated. This beautifully illustrated book will explore and celebrate the legacy of the show using essays and tributes from a stellar group of ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Harry N. Abrams (first published January 1st 2011)
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May 09, 2016 Juanita rated it it was amazing
I'd finished this book quite a while ago but chose to hold my review until I could give this book the response it deserves.

I know that there are many who see Oprah as a self-absorbed, uppity individual who saves the best of her philanthropic activities to boost her own ratings. I think, to a degree, this could be true. No one is perfect. I do not agree with all of her political drives, or how she aims to water-down certain religious principles. She’s made some bad decisions in life as an unknown
Nov 19, 2011 Colleen rated it it was amazing
This is a beautifully written book on the history of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Love everything that has been included. The cover is one of if not the most beautiful photos I've ever seen of Oprah. A must buy for all of her fans
Chelsey Cosh
May 30, 2015 Chelsey Cosh rated it liked it
WARNING: THIS BOOK IS MASSIVE. If you don't like lugging around this thing, which is literally bigger than my head easily, then you may not like reading it. I understand it's got the feel of a coffee table book with all its visual appeals, but c'mon: A gigantic personality doesn't necessarily require a gigantic book. Unfortunately, despite its size, the contents aren't all that grandiose. This book isn't gonna teach anything new, but it is interesting in that it compiles articles penned by the f ...more
Amy Paget
Jun 13, 2015 Amy Paget rated it it was ok
I have not been an Oprah fan, to any extent. Of course, I was aware of her influence, especially on reading, when her Oprah’s Book Club ‘made’ authors’ reputations, their books bestsellers, and the library hold queues extraordinarily long! I wasn’t able to join in the “Did you see yesterday’s Oprah?” conversations, as I work afternoons and have not found any television compelling enough to record. I surprised myself, however, by picking up The Oprah Winfrey Show: Reflections on an American Legac ...more
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Jul 19, 2014 Harun Harahap rated it it was amazing
Shelves: punya, non-fiksi, english
Buku ini jadi hadiah ulang tahun dari aku sendiri. Dari dulu ingin sekali punya buku ini tetapi tak kunjung dibeli karena harganya yang mahal. Sebenarnya wajar harganya mahal karena hard cover, ukuran buku yang jumbo dan kertasnya yang glossy.

Kalau memang pecinta Oprah Show, pasti buku ini mengena banget untukmu. Langsung terkenang semua episode yang diceritakan dalam buku ini. Episode yang bikin air mata gue mengambang adalah semua episode tentang Matty Stepanek.

Aku suka sekali buku Oprah Show
Jun 08, 2016 TJ rated it it was amazing
I only watched the Oprah show from time to time, as my schedule conflicted with it, but I was always a fan of Oprah. I really enjoyed this book as it captured Oprah's journey from humble beginnings to larger than life status while still remaining humble. I loved all the photos of the shows over the years and the stories. I knew Oprah had done a lot for equality issues but I did not know how much she fought for the underdog, how much she helped and how much she got her audience involved in helpin ...more
Serenity Bohon
Jul 27, 2012 Serenity Bohon rated it really liked it
Coffee table-sized with big, clear photographs of show moments, this book is fun memorabilia for fans. Though not literature, the task of summarizing the history of this show was a big one, and the author pulls it off very well. Hits all the high points (and some low ones unfortunately). The book is divided into sections on wellness, spirituality, the book club, etc. If you watched very faithfully at all, you probably won't get new aha moments from it, but it's a nice reminder of the best ones.
Large, heavy, coffee table-style book with an exquisitely beautiful cover. As kind as the friends/celebrities' words of adoration were, they weren't home-runs. Some of the typos leave you hanging, as if a page is missing. The concept I loved; the product I didn't.
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Feb 06, 2012 Clayton Chase rated it liked it
The only time I ever watched the show was back in 2003 when I happened upon the episode where she gave every audience member a car and was jumping up and down in a pink dress.
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