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The inspirational wisdom of Oprah Winfrey, collected for the first time in a beautiful book. 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 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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Love it!

Oprah is a source of wisdom! By listening to this book felt like talking to her.

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Lifechanging

Grateful for every single word of it. Having it heard on the smoothest, most calming voice ever made it more enjoyable not even speaking about the message it has.... every single person on this earth should read this book.

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a cozy story by oprah<br />

its a good passtime book that is cozy to listen to almost as if your aunt is telling it

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Heartfelt and beautiful

I was sad to get to the end. This book was the most wonderful, inspiring book I think I've read and Oprah reading it aloud makes it even better.

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It's a book to listen to over and over again!

Very pleasant and uplifting. Excellent narration I highly recommend this book! It's wort it.. enjoyed it!

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Insight into the making of Oprah

With Oprah herself as the narrator you gain the true interpretation from the writer herself. This book has some great "ah ha!" Moments as Oprah would say so herself.

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Inspiring read ...good reminder! :)

A good refresher of all the truth and way of living. Extremely well read and builds a connect with your own experiences. :)

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A treasure

Such beautiful revelations about life. Buy the book and make notes. Oprah voice is so healing.

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Oprah = true greatness

When I first listened to this book it seemed "light on" but I've since realised, this was due to my own limited perspective + I think Oprah wanted to make sure this book would be understood and received by a wider audience.

After growing more spiritually, I now appreciate the depth, greatness and truth behind each lesson Oprah shares.

I recently attended one of Oprah's event and it was life changing. Oprah truly is one of the most remarkable human beings to walk this earth.

I hope Oprah one day writes a more in-depth book about her life, and the lessons she has learnt as she has so much wisdom to share & the world needs more of her!

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Well worth a read. Good value and very real

I really enjoyed this book. Definitely recommend. Light hearted and genuine, very real. Great to hear such an honest view

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  • Ms. Laura Mercier
  • 05-04-16

Just what I needed to hear right now

I'm a big believer that books come across your path at the right time. And this is a little gem of wisdom from an amazing person.

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  • Maryam
  • 04-21-16

wowww

I feel like I've learnt so much from her. I didnt realise how inspirational she was until this audiobook:-)

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  • Chris
  • 06-26-16

Heartfelt and practical .. typical.. Oprah...

I knew I was going to be mesmerised by Oprah.. that's the expectation I bought with the book. Oprah. gives an honest and practical view on her life. you can feel the love in her voice and soul.. Thank you Oprah..

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  • Susan Stretton
  • 06-17-16

Moving

Will listen again and again. Such inspiration and wisdom. Listening to Oprah moved me and I can't wait to relisten. This is a must download.

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  • viewers choice
  • 06-14-16

what I know for sure

Well I know for sure that Oprah sure knows a thing or two about being true to who you are and walking in your complete self. Worth a read and a good standby in your book collection. Listen on audio, even better.

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  • Monica
  • 04-15-16

Fantastic

Marvellous, I dont get tired of listenning at it once and again! And everytime there is something new to realise and think about.

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  • P.Ch
  • 03-28-16

Gave me chills...

If you love Oprah, and the kinda content she divulges into... this is for you. An extension of her Super Soul Sunday classes. I really liked it. Excellent easy listen tSundau Sund relaxing afternoon.

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  • Michelle Ralph
  • 06-27-16

Some valuable thoughts shared by Oprah. Delight !

There are some real gems in this book as Oprah shares her experiences. Simple, profound and achievable!

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  • Jessica Schannong
  • 04-10-16

Loved!

Loved this book so so much. Makes me want to change the way I live my life, for sure!

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  • barrett2305
  • 05-29-17

thought provoking read

Loved this book, felt it came to me at the right time to read, absorb and embrace it. thank you x

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  • gm
  • 05-24-16

Beautifully written

A wonderful book based on Oprah's experience narrated in her wonderfully hypnotic, relaxing and familiar voice. She shares her lessons learned in life and business that you can take and impart in your life. Very easy to listen to with wonderful messages that resonate. I will be listening again and again.

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  • Joyce
  • 11-29-15

Loved every minute

Loved the book. Was even better because Oprah read it. Want to listen again and I just finished it. Well worth listening too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-18

great book

Oprah tells a great story, there is humour and lots of life lessons. loved it

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  • Vivian Yung
  • 08-22-18

Happy book with awesome narration

Love Oprah's musical voice in narrating her own book. Through her life journey, it helps me reflect on my own and learn to think more positively, learn to appreciate myself and others around me. And ultimately live happily. I am the one who is responsible for my own happiness and destiny. Thanks Oprah for a great book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-13-18

Brilliant

I loved the insightful nature of this book form A-Z . I will be revisiting this book often. I love the fact that Oprah was narrating the book as it added that extra visual element. It felt like we were having a conversation. I just wish it was longer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-18

A book to listen to over and over again

A book full of wisdom. whether they are reminders or lessons. This book is so easy to listen to and will be listened to many more times.

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  • Jocelyn Walker
  • 05-29-18

Feminine Wholehearted Wisdom

Thank you for writing this blessing of a book. In moments of inner struggle I refect on the stories and perspectives and allow my heart to shift and be open.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-25-18

Easy listening to

I like how the story delivered and narrated. Though at times some of the stories have been told quite a few times in the past but it still really nice reminder how you should navigate your life in a better way.

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  • Ann Goodall
  • 05-18-18

Awesome

So true to the life Oprah lives and the example she always strives to be. I pray this work may continue to inspire all who read it, as it has done for me, in my endless pursuit to live my most euthentic life.

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  • H M ANDERSON
  • 03-03-18

So easy to listen to

Oprah’s voice telling her own story is captivating and soothing. I wasn’t so motivated to read this book but I took the recommendation of a friend because and I found it surprisingly very pleasant to listen to.