I love Oprah That s coming from a person who isn t dazzled by celebrities I grew up watching her talk show, and I m not ashamed of admitting that I learned a lot from her I love her positive outlook on life, her strength and her determination.It s summed up really nicely in this book My highest achievement never shutting down my heart Even in my darkest moments through sexual abuse, a pregnancy at 14, lies and betrayals I remained faithful, hopeful, and willing to see the best in people, regardless of whether they were showing me their worst I continued to believe that no matter how hard the climb, there is always a way to let in a sliver of light to illuminate the path forward.This book is a collection of 14 years worth of monthly columns in O magazine.They are the things she knows for sure to be true in life Ask yourself what you know for sure and what you ll find along the way will be fantastic, because what you ll find will be yourself.And although I don t agree with everything she says, it was still a very insightful read.One of my favorite lines, is when she describes why she loves reading I love to live in another person s thoughts I marvel at the bonds I feel with people who come alive on the page, regardless of how different their circumstances might be from mine And at times you feel like she totally gets you Is there anything I love than a good meal Not much I read in one of the reviews that all of this has been said before That is true,but it seems that we are so caught up in our daily lives, that we keep losing sight of what s really important in life, so we need a constant reminder.Don t get me wrong, having a job IS really important, but so is stopping once in a while and looking around you so you won t miss the tiny miracles we look over every day.I love how this book is written, in short chapters, in a conventional but powerful language I would put in some other quotes, but to be honest the whole book is one big giant quote.If you like Oprah, read it If you need some positive reinforcement in your life read it If you are exactly where you want to be in life read it too.Even if you don t like or agree with everything she does or thinks, you ll still be touched. What I Know For Sure, Oprah WinfreyOriginally published September 2, 2014 After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, What do you know for sure Oprah Winfrey began writing the What I Know For Sure column in O, The Oprah Magazine Saying that the question offered her a way to take stock of her life, Oprah has penned one column a month over the last fourteen years, years in which she retired The Oprah Winfrey Show, launched her own television network, became America s only black billionaire, was awarded an honorary degree from Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, watched friends and colleagues come and go, lost beloved pets and adopted new ones, and celebrated milestone birthdays 2016 1394 128 9786007443989 21 Now I m not one to kneel before the shrine of Oprah view spoiler hide spoiler Well, if you are an Oprah fan, you will love this I would highly recommend buying this as an audiobook rather than the hardcover or paperback because there s something about Oprah s voice that makes everything still and makes the person listening truly pay attention and really get it It s one thing to see Oprah s words on the page but hearing it from her mouth takes her words to the next level It s difficult to explain but her voice means so much and it works so well and makes so much sense that she would be the one to narrate her own book When you can see obstacles for what they are, you never lose faith in the path it takes to get you where you want to go because this I know for surewho you re meant to be evolves from where you are right now so learning to appreciate your lessons, mistakes, and setbacks as stepping stones to the future is a clear sign you are moving in the right direction OprahAs for the book itself It s great It s everything you re expecting It s confirmation and inspiration for so many Oprah talks about love and joy and relishing in the moment rather than consuming all that s around us simply because it s there She talks about living fully and becoming the person you are intended to be She talks about choices and your deepest intentions About having the courage to seek out your dreams About value and being valued Hearing and being heard Saying yes Working hard Surrendering Conquering fear Gratitude The transformation of consciousness While I was waiting on God, God was waiting on me He was waiting on me to make a decision to either pursue the life that was meant for me or be stifled by the one I was living OprahThere s not a whole lot to review here people who follow Oprah know what they re getting, know what to expect and this is no exception This is an expansion of the goodness that is The goodness that we are and can be and it s a great addition to anyone s book collection There s something here for everyone to appreciate, to learn from, to be encouraged to do in their life As Oprah shares stories about some of the lessons she s learned over time, her Aha moments, it s clear that we are so much bigger than ourselves and once we can truly grasp that, there is so much we can achieve for ourselves and for others This is a wonderful book about being the best person we can be without being preachy or self help like It just is As the leaves fall in this new season, let the rest fall away from you and let this book which is such an encouragement, be almost like an anchor to change and growth and progression After all, isn t that why we re all interested in picking up this book upload pic 3.5 5 Beautiful inspiringWhat I know for sure is that there is no strength without challenge, adversity, resistance, and often pain Who could I have become if I had finally done the things I always wanted to do The gift of deciding to face your mortality without turning away or flinching is the gift of recognizing that because you will die, you must live now After Film Critic Gene Siskel Asked Her, What Do You Know For Sure Oprah Winfrey Began Writing The What I Know For Sure Column In O, The Oprah Magazine Saying That The Question Offered Her A Way To Take Stock Of Her Life, Oprah Has Penned One Column A Month Over The Last Fourteen Years, Years In Which She Retired The Oprah Winfrey Show The Highest Rated Program Of Its Kind In History , Launched Her Own Television Network, Became Americas Only Black Billionaire, Was Awarded An Honorary Degree From Harvard University And The Presidential Medal Of Freedom, Watched Friends And Colleagues Come And Go, Lost Beloved Pets And Adopted New Ones, And Celebrated Milestone Birthdays Throughout It All, Shes Continued To Offer Her Profound And Inspiring Words Of Wisdom In Her What I Know For Sure Column In O, The Oprah Magazine 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 Themejoy, Resilience, Connection, Gratitude, Possibility, Awe, Clarity, And Powerthese Essays Offer A Rare And Powerful Glimpse Into The Mind Of One Of The Worlds 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 SoI ve lost some respect for Oprah I m sure I m alone in this and that s okay This book started off as meh with me thinking That s easy for Oprah to say , and then got good and valuable in the middle I thought, Dang, this is some good insight, I ll ignore the pretentiousness of the writing the way she assumes because she s well known and wealthy, her idle thoughts on the world will give the rest of us something to ponder And then she showed how out of touch she is with the world at large, and it all fell apart.Excuse me, Ms Winfrey, do you honestly think MOST people who are in debt CHOOSE to be there Many of us DO NOT HAVE A CHOICE Do you understand that the dollar doesn t go very far any That the price of an apple has increased And okay, that s awesome you don t live your life in debt and never have, but then you launch into how you were shopping at Tiffany s and someone says Buy both, you can afford it and you got excited that you didn t have to decide about choosing between two china patterns Awesome Have you given any thought to how shitty that sounds to your readers who have to choose between buying shoes for their kids and buying groceries Who have to choose between paying 300 a month for prescriptions and healthy food for their children I suppose I should abandon my home in a decent part of town and live in an high crime rate area because the rent is cheaper That way I won t have to go into debt for the shoes or groceries or prescriptions I can just live under the threat of my family being assulted, robbed, or killed instead.I m so happy for Oprah s success I m happy that she came from nothing and made something of herself I m happy that she s been rewarded for her tenacity with money I would appreciate her if she didn t put out tripe that is self adulating and out of touch to the majority of people who admire her I d been prepared to give this 4.5 stars until I hit the last eighth of the book and I almost gave it 3 stars, but 2 stars means it s okay and so that s what I ll give this I could ve overlooked the twenty times she mentioned her house in Hawaii or the multiple times she was basically writing Look what I did Look what I can do , but she really just murdered my goodwill toward this book and her thoughts on life and living at the end. A friend borrowed me a copy of this book telling me I HAVE to read this that it changed her thinking overnight.So I obliged and read it And man, it does change the way you think.I will need my own copy, because this book will be highlighted and margin noted like none before.It will be read and re read ever so often I can t say I ve ever been a fan of Oprah Winfrey I m not a TV person and though I know about her, I ve never considered reading one of her book This I realize now was a mistake.What I Know for Sure is that if you need a bit of a lift in life read this book, you will find something in there that speak to you.
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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