Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story
After an unstable and traumatic childhood (which included rape), Oprah's career took off when she was hired by television station WTVF in Nashville at the age of 19. Journalist George Mair has interviewed Oprah's friends, family, enemies, and critics to present this definitive saga of her struggle and success. 24 page of photographs (many in color).
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After Winfrey's 11th-hour withdrawal of her autobiography last year, her fans may hope that this "unauthorized" version will be full of personal revelations. Unfortunately, this effort presents just the basic-and already known-facts of Winfrey's life: her childhood in rural Mississippi, the molestations she endured at the hands of relatives and friends, her driving need to make something of herself, her career as a youthful newscaster, and her talk show successes. Most of the material has been taken from already published sources and interviews, resulting in a shallow and lightweight treatment. Information on the history of television talk shows and a discussion of the King World distribution empire pad the book. The only item that might be new to Winfrey's devotees is the extreme conservatism of her boyfriend, Steadman Graham. The style is tabloid and the information repetitive; Winfrey and her fans deserve better. For the real story, wait for Winfrey to write her own book. Not recommended.-Rosellen Brewer, MOBAC Lib. System, Monterey, Cal.
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