Dad of Divas' Reviews: Audiobook Review - What I Know For Sure

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Audiobook Review - What I Know For Sure

What I Know For Sure
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About the 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 fourteen 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 audiobook 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.

My Take on the Book
This is a audiobook that keeps on giving. Oprah is such a word-smith and captivates you from beginning to end. What was great about this is not only do you get to hear her words being read, you get to hear them by her! There were so many things in this book that were shared that I was not aware of. By the end of listening I would be very surprised if others are not motivated by not only her story, but y the inspiration that she shares to motivate others to do more and achieve more too. The other strong point of the story is what you learn about how Oprah sees herself and how she defines herself. While she lives in the spotlight she is very open and honest about some of the struggles in her life and how she now really lives for the person she wants to be, not the person others want her to be.

In the end, this book really is filled with inspiration from one person's life that we all connect with. The book is short, but to the point and really makes you leave reading it with a feeling of hope and a positive outlook on the future. Get ready to go on a journey that you will love!

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