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What I Know for Sure | [Oprah Winfrey]

What I Know for Sure

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 14 years.
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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 14 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 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. Throughout it all, she's 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 theme - joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power - these essays offer a rare and powerful glimpse into the mind of one of the world's 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 listeners will turn to again and again.

©2014 Oprah Winfrey (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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    Destinee 11-28-14
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    Where does What I Know for Sure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to countless Self-Development books, and biographies, and I have to say- this one is by far one of my favourites. We listened to it on a road-trip and hardly spoke for four hours. My husband was NOT an Oprah fan ( I never got it), and now? He went and bought the book for everyone's Christmas stockings, seriously, he tried to get tickets to her San Jose event. Entertaining, moving, bang on, enlightening, and I could go on and on, absolutely LOVED it. Also, it's narrated by Oprah, so it feels kinda like home.


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Trainwife Chicago, Illinois United States 09-22-14
    Trainwife Chicago, Illinois United States 09-22-14 Member Since 2014

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    If you could sum up What I Know for Sure in three words, what would they be?

    It's all good (maybe that's 3.5 words)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oprah


    What about Oprah Winfrey’s performance did you like?

    Her soothing voice


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    some parts made me cry


    Any additional comments?

    I struggled with self-acceptance and being a people pleaser. Oprah's stories were great learning experiences.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    M.A. Wilson 11-09-14
    M.A. Wilson 11-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    I've always been an Oprah fan. I think she did a great job on this book. My only problem with it is that I've heard all of this stuff from her because I seldom missed any of her shows so it wasn't new to me. Her life experiences are out of this world. She knows everybody in the world and she's been everywhere. I should have maybe waited a few years to listen. I got a little bored.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jerrinae 10-02-14
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    "Live in the Now!"
    What about Oprah Winfrey’s performance did you like?

    Oprah's narration of her book was both lively and entertaining. She used emphasis on the correct parts and shared moments of her life with the reader to reinforce her ideals on living in the now.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Oprah refers often to her favorite book "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle in this book and explains how that book has influenced her thinking until now. She encourages each reader, regardless of socioeconomic status, to live in the moment and to cherish each moment as if it were the last as "now" is the only time that has been guaranteed.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Nadia42080 10-16-14
    Nadia42080 10-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow she has a lot of houses! :)"
    What did you love best about What I Know for Sure?

    She really delivers a story to each and every positive need she knows she has.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved that Oprah actually read it. She was so passionate about her experiences. And she helps you feel like every human need is normal and very much obtainable.


    What about Oprah Winfrey’s performance did you like?

    She is just so passionate about life! And she lives it so positively!


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Pumpkin Chicago 10-14-14
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    What did you love best about What I Know for Sure?

    How humble and honest Oprah is in this book. Oprah is so relatable in this book. She gives advice and experience for every age group. Its a great book and the take away is money is a tool that provides opportunities and options, and should not be the most important thing in life.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sharks In San Diego Sharks In San Diego 09-12-14
    Sharks In San Diego Sharks In San Diego 09-12-14 Member Since 2015
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    "DIVINE"
    What made the experience of listening to What I Know for Sure the most enjoyable?

    Words of Wisdom and you can hear in slight whispers of Maya Angelou!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No Character.. Lots of real life people


    What does Oprah Winfrey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like to hear her voice like I like to hear Maya Angelou's.
    Soul of experience and soul of wisdom.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me think and what more could you ask for?


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to it for yourself. I will listen again.. for there are some poignant ideas that I need to address myself.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jamin Lin 11-02-14
    Jamin Lin 11-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I listen to this book every day"
    What made the experience of listening to What I Know for Sure the most enjoyable?

    I listen to this book every day; it has serves as an constant reminder to tune in to my true happiness ,joy and peace


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ani Kellomäki 10-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Oprah deliveres!"
    What made the experience of listening to What I Know for Sure the most enjoyable?

    Oprah's voice is like liquid velvet! It's very capturing and comforting.


    What about Oprah Winfrey’s performance did you like?

    Every single word!


    What did you learn from What I Know for Sure that you would use in your daily life?

    I learned a lot of things about respecting myself and just everyday living.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very soulful, warm and insightful book. A very good listen!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christine 10-13-14
    Christine 10-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "EXCELLENT!!!"
    Where does What I Know for Sure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the best book of all of the audiobooks i have purchased.


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to this book twice so far and will listen again!! It is truly a life changing listen!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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