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A portrait of Oprah Winfrey follows the inspirational life and career of the popular TV talk-show host, from her troubled childhood, through her early television days, to her dramatic success. Original.
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Grade 3-5-This biography relates how Winfrey overcame a background of poverty and upheaval to achieve her goals and aspirations. Two-thirds of the book is devoted to her childhood and life up until her senior year in college, at which time she accepted a full-time job at a television station in Baltimore. The rest of the book conveys how she developed her unique style of reporting and how she has ventured into other areas, such as movies and production. Overall, Winfrey is portrayed as a caring and sensitive individual who early in life often felt unloved and overlooked. She comes across as upbeat-hardly any mention is made of her faults or insecurities. The last chapter describes the different activities she spearheads for the benefit of children. Over 25 black-and-white photographs are included; most are publicity file shots that only adequately support the text. Even so, readers will be left with an appreciation for this multitalented woman.
Jeanette Lambert, Nashville Metropolitan Schools, TN
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Random House Books for Young Readers, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0679854258
Book Description Random House Books for Young Readers, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0679854258