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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (653 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robyn Okrant Narrator: Robyn Okrant Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What happens when a thirty-five-year-old average American woman spends one year following every piece of Oprah Winfrey’s advice on how to “live your best life?” Robyn Okrant devoted 2008 to adhering to all of Oprah’s suggestions and guidance delivered via her television show, her website, and her magazine. Living Oprah is a month-by-month account of that year.

Some of the challenges included enrollment in Oprah’s Best Life Challenge for physical fitness and weight control, living vegan, and participating in Oprah’s Book Club. After 365 days of living Oprah, Okrant reflects on the rewards won and lessons learned as well as the tolls exacted by the experiment.

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  • “Okrant has written a thoughtful, honest examination of her journey.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cjpeffer | 2/20/2014

    " Interesting and a little crazy. It just reaffirms what I think about people like Oprah, Martha Stewart, Fly Lady! They offer so much info, ideas, everything because they are reaching out to EVERYBody. We can't take it all as gospel. But we can just discover nuggets that peak our interest or inspire us and try those out. My viewpoint on this also helps me not feel overwhelmed that I am not keeping up with ALL the "ideas" out there. That would just be too hard. Hence, why Pinterest scares me a bit! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amy | 2/15/2014

    " Good, but I would have liked it if she had included more analysis of Oprah by scholars, etc. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Yoli | 2/13/2014

    " Ok, I admit, I couldn't get past the 3rd chapter. It all seemed the same to me, and I just skimmed to the end of each chapter only to find that she was doing more shopping than soul searching? I get that Oprah is phenomenal, and I do love her messages and ways to live by, but I also think Oprah would want you to live within your means as you aspire spiritual growth. I felt that she made this journey as a way to justify a year long shopping spree. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Denise | 1/27/2014

    " Really loved this book. Robyn has a friendly breezy writing style which makes you feel like a girlfriend. Made me think about the impact Oprah has on me. "

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About the Author

Robyn Okrant is a writer, director, performer, and yoga teacher. She graduated from Bennington College in Vermont, majoring in drama, and she holds an MFA in performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Robyn has produced, written, and directed many original pieces, including traditional stage plays, solo performances, sketch comedy and, most recently, short films. Okrant has appeared on the Today show, the Oprah Effect, and NPR. She has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Entertainment Weekly, among others. She currently writes for the Huffington Post and lives in Chicago with her husband, Jim.