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Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story

Mair, George

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ISBN 10: 1559722509 / ISBN 13: 9781559722506
Published by Citadel
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Hardcover w / dustjacket. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. DJ is Very Good; light edgewear, jacket is very lightly scratched. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1994. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 035484

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Title: Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story

Publisher: Citadel

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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A portrait of the popular talk-show host chronicles Oprah Winfrey's dramatic rise to success, detailing her difficult childhood, battle with weight, career path, charitable enterprises, personal life, and more.

From Publishers Weekly:

Mair got lucky: his unauthorized cut-and-paste biography is being published in time to satisfy the massive curiosity aroused by cancellation of the megastar's autobiography. Veteran show-biz chronicler Mair (Inside HBO) does his best to fill the gap, and Oprah's story practically tells itself. Bounced between parents and cities, abused by relatives, Oprah was a rebellious teenager who, as a young woman, found her niche in the new-format TV talk show. Mair follows her conscientiously from Nashville to Baltimore to Chicago, from WJZ-TV to WLS-TV to her own Harpo Productions. She appears with Joan Rivers and agrees on-screen to a dieting contest; filming The Color Purple is a thrilling experience; The Women of Brewster Place is her first independent TV production; and the tall, elegant Stedman Graham comes into her life, unawed, according to Mair, by Oprah's riches and success. The problem with the book is apparent: one can repeat how dynamic and charming Oprah is ad infinitum, but Mair doesn't capture what makes her different. Ardent collectors of Oprah trivia will want to scan this account then compile the questions they hope will be answered in the star's own book-once she comes to terms with being as uninhibited on paper as she is on-screen. Photos not seen by PW.
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