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The Oprah Winfrey Show: Reflections on an American Legacy Hardcover – November 15, 2011
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Since I am currently unemployed, I decided to take this book out from my local library. I "pre-reserved" this book and boy, do I wish I could keep this book!! The photography in this book is absolutely top-notch! When looking at all of the images, I feel like I'm there!
The book flows so well. Deborah Davis, the author, writes so eloquently and concisely. Davis is clearly a very talented writer. Throughout the book, I just wanted to keep on reading!
Basically, the book is a 238 page essay about the Oprah Winfrey Show. Scattered among the narrative about the show are GORGEOUS photos and touching essays about Oprah's legacy. Essays are written by Gloria Steinem, Maria Shriver, John Travolta, Diane Von Furstenberg, Julia Roberts, Stanley Crouch, Ellen DeGeneres, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Nicholas Kristof, "Bono, Nelson Mandela, Mark Nepo, Marianne Williamson, Phil McGraw, Bob Greene, Dr. Oz, Toni Morrison, Elie Wiesel, Phil Donahue, Roger Ebert, and Sidney Poitier.
The "essay" is divided into these sections:
-The Making of a Legacy
-A Forum for Women
-In Good Health
-Here's to Books
-Moving the Needle
-The Farewell Season
-The End of an Era
I really grasped Oprah's legacy and influence. She transformed America in so many ways. From encouraging reading through her book club to promoting equality and tolerance for all, Oprah's influence is HUGE.Read more ›
The book is, of course, about Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and about some of the things that she's tried to teach and have definitely learned throughout her tenure as a talk show host. There are also testimonials as to what Oprah has meant to people and cultures over the past 25 years. For example, there is a statement made by the great Henry Louis Gates Jr. which tells of how he first heard of Oprah and why she is so important in his life personally. He gave the experience of when Oprah visited the PBS stage to have her ancestry researched in "African American Lives." It was a remarkable page of information, and Mr. Gates Jr. stood tall as a beautifully artistic portrait on the next page almost watching you as you read with the proverbial `family' tree behind him.
This book is an experience! A must have for any Oprah fan!!!
Thought the Oprah Winfrey Show is off the air there is no way that Oprah Winfrey and the impact she made five days a week will be forgotten. By going through this book and seeing not just her evolution but remembering the changes we have all had in our lives, I think will be instrumental as we move ahead and keep learning to live with purpose.
THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW: Reflections on an American Legacy is not just for lovers of all things Oprah. It is for anyone who wants proof that change is possible and our best life is still yet ahead of us.
One thing that surprised me..... a lot.....it's BIG. The dimensions listed are correct. I guess for less than 4 bucks I wasn't expecting such a very nice, very large book.
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The energy of a Masterful yin only brings added awareness in having this work within one's surroundings. Amazing soul! The Oprah Winfrey Show: Reflections on an American LegacyPublished 10 months ago by kim ripley hartt
Especially the cover photo of Oprah. A good historical literally work for any library.Published 10 months ago by Linda Eirz
Love it, I purchased this for display only & it serves its purpose well.Published 12 months ago by JHuff
This book is beyond my expectations, it captures the best of Oprah's shows with beautiful color. Looks great on any coffee. Great purchase.Published 13 months ago by sassyg