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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Maya Angelou Oprah Winfrey

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local "powhitetrash." At eight years old and back at her mother's side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age--and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors ("I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare") will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity."--James BaldwinFrom the Paperback edition.

Journey To Beloved

by Oprah Winfrey Ken Regan

Of all the events in Oprah Winfrey's life, none has affected her as powerfully as playing the part of Sethe, the former slave who must come to terms with a haunting past, in Jonathan Demme's film of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel -- coming from Touchstone Pictures in Fall 1998. Oprah fell in love with the book when it was first published in 1988, and instantly became determined to deliver this powerful story to film herself. But making the movie was something even more profound than she might have imagined, and "Journey to Beloved" is her own emotional account of that experience. With Oprah's heartfelt words and the evocative images of Ken Regan, "Journey to Beloved" is an elegant book that will interest fans of Oprah, of Toni Morrison, and of fine filmmaking. Accompanying Oprah's personal journals and thoughts about the Beloved experience is a foreword by Jonathan Demme and a chorus of voices, from Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Kimberley Elise, and Beah Richards. The result is a tribute to a courageous work of art, expressed as only Oprah can express it.

Lo que he aprendido en la vida

by Oprah Winfrey

«He aprendido en la vida que tu viaje comienza con la elección de levantarte, dar un paso al frente y vivir a plenitud. » Oprah Winfrey Después de que el crítico de cine Gene Siskel le preguntara «¿Qué sabes con seguridad?» Oprah Winfrey comenzó a escribir la columna «What I know for Sure» en O, The Oprah Magazi!= la pregunta le ofreció una manera de hacer «un balance en su vida» y así, Oprah ha escrito una columna al mes durante los últimos catorce años, en los que se retiró de The Oprah Winfrey Show (el programa de su tipo con mayor audiencia en la historia), puso en marcha su propia cadena de televisión, se convirtió en la única multimillonaria afroamericana de Estados Unidos y recibió un título honorario de la Universidad de Harvard y la Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad. English Description 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.

Make The Connection: Ten Steps To A Better Body And A Better Life

by Bob Greene Oprah Winfrey Julie Johnson

After trying every diet program imaginable--from Atkins to Optifast--media giant and self-confessed junk-food junkie Oprah Winfrey met personal trainer and exercise physiologist Bob Greene. The rest is talk-show history. (Who can forget seeing Oprah wheeling that wagon of fat onstage? ) Instead of fad diets, fasts, and quick fixes, Greene taught Oprah how to eat right and exercise regularly. He helped her lose more than 70 pounds and changed her life forever. In Make the Connection, Greene tells you how to lose weight the Oprah way: with hard work that includes a sensible diet and daily workouts. He gives 10 steps that he believes are the fastest and most effective ways to increase your metabolism and decrease your weight. You'll also learn why we eat, how to become self-aware, the purpose of body fat, and the physics of body weight. To keep you motivated, Oprah shares her personal shape-up story and offers suggestions for sticking with the program. Make the Connection is about more than shedding pounds. It is also about making a daily commitment to take care of your body and feel better about yourself.

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