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The Uncommon Wisdom of Oprah Winfrey: A Portrait in Her Own Words

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Now for the first time The Uncommon Wisdom of Oprah Winfrey tells the incredibly moving story of America's most beloved star in her own words. She evokes her impoverished childhood in the Deep South, her heralded rise as America's most successful talk show host, her experience as a movie actress and Academy Award nominee, and her life as a single, enormously wealthy bla

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Published by William Morrow & Company (first published January 1st 1996)
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Serap
Jun 03, 2016 Serap rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting!
Marissa
Howdo i read this book on my iphone
Valerie
Apr 25, 2010 Valerie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
omg oprah had a very trajic life. i am currently at the part of the book where she talks about how she was molested and raped by her favorite uncle while her nine-teen year old cousin was baby sitting her!!!!!! very crazy she is a very strong women and i certainlly give her props for telling the whole world her own story. :}
Amber
Jul 06, 2009 Amber rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I learned a lot about Oprah Winfrey I'm not a huge fan of Oprah's show I think she goes a wonderful job. And does a lot of stuff for people in need. I might read others books about her, but this book was given to me from my mom she is a huge fan.
Natalie
Aug 23, 2007 Natalie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is more a book of quotes than anything, but I read it like a book anyway. My favorite Oprah quote is, "If it's on your ass, it's not an assett!"
Alex
Aug 11, 2011 Alex rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
The quotes in the book are somewhat uncommon, but the wisdom is not. Oprah has good qualities but she is not as wise as people make her out to be.
Love
Dec 25, 2010 Love rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Think this one was very odd..I picked it up thinking it would be a story about her..NOT true just a bunch of quotes she has said. BORING
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As the visionary and leader behind OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and formerly the supervising producer and host of the top-rated, award-winning “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Oprah has entertained and inspired millions of viewers to live their best lives. Her accomplishments as a global media leader and philanthropist have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today.
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