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Oprah Winfrey (Up Close) Hardcover – April 5, 2007

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Grade 7 Up–Cooper discusses her subject's early traumatic and dramatic experiences. She shows how a poor, abused, bright child from Mississippi overcame her past, becoming perhaps the most influential woman in America. Much of the book focuses on Winfrey's work and philanthropy, concluding with the Oprah Winfrey Leadership School for Girls in South Africa. Average-quality black-and-white photos are included. This well-documented, easy-to-read biography is a good resource for reports.–Sarah Krygier, Solano County Library, Fairfield, CA
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“Cooper tackles one of the richest and most famous women in the world, recounting her complicated life and extraordinary history with honesty and clarity. This comfortably sized volume makes excellent use of many quotes from interviews, Oprah’s own writing and, of course, her television show. Her personal struggles are not simplified nor are her remarkable public acts of philanthropy and care over-exaggerated: She hosts a talk show indeed, but she also writes, speaks, acts and makes good things happen. Sure to find a rapt audience.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1110L (What's this?)
  • Series: Up Close
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (April 5, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067006162X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670061624
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,588,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I know more about Oprah now. I was never a fan because she comes off so judgmental. I decided to read about her because she is successful and generous, I thought maybe I can learn something. Now I have more respect for her. She's come a long way. This book gives me hope.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The first half was good. It had details of this remarkable woman that was inspiring. The second half read a bit rushed and cursory, with an abrupt and less-than-something ending. I bought this for my Kindle. At the 74% mark, the bibliography and endnotes started. Disappointing. Had I known, I would not have paid the $6.xx.
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What more can I say? Oprah Winfrey Up Close was purchased for my wife and 95 year-old mother-in-law. They both love it. And from my perspective, the book arrived in a timely fashion in good condition and was purchased for an excellent price. Good buy for me!
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At first we may thought about Oprah, a pure TV product...but the book is a wonderful story about a born poor, black, woman, a rebel who was suffering during her childhood but Oprah is a God's child and has been supported once she was a young woman. Why? How? read the book and you will know a compassion and authenticity.
I am a leadership expert and can tell you how I was surprise of her simple way of life: perseverance!
I was living the story of Oprah Potter! but harry is only a fiction, OPRAH is GENUINE.
Dear Oprah, with all my love for what you have done and continue to do.
You are a role model and it is just the beginning!
Prof.Franck Renand
Thank you for your attention. franckrenand@yahoo.fr
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