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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: Joshua Ferris, Robyn Okrant Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781607883593
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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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Quotes & Awards

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

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 1/22/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. I've often thought that some of Oprah's shows contradict each other--"Live your best life and eat super healthy," and then the next show they're making some ridiculous dessert. "Get rid of all of your old clothes," and the next show they're talking about the ten "must-have" clothing items we all need. I wondered what it would be like to live all of Oprah's suggestions for a year, and I thought Okrant did a great job of describing her year. Good read for Oprah friends or foes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lanette | 1/11/2014

    " Well, it hasn't exactly gotten stellar reviews but I really liked this quick read. The author has a quirky and extremely entertaining voice and I thoroughly enjoyed it, even though I am not a fan of Oprah anymore. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elisabeth | 1/10/2014

    " Interesting idea to follow all of Oprah's advice for a year, but I wonder how much of it Oprah follows herself. Long on description but short on evaluation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laila | 1/9/2014

    " Entertaining, fun, fast-paced read. I'd like to have coffee with Robyn - probably more than I'd like to have coffee with Oprah herself! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vanessa | 12/26/2013

    " Just downloaded the sample on my kindle and am enjoying it so far. Definitely a light read. I may download the rest - not sure yet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindie Harp | 12/15/2013

    " Got kind of tedious -- for me and for the author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 TeriC | 12/26/2012

    " A great idea to write this book and live the life but I really didn't like it. Maybe because I don't watch Oprah. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucie Hayward | 11/19/2012

    " This book has an interesting premise - a Chicago woman decided to spend 2008 following Oprah's advice from her show and magazine, and blogging about it. I don't think she came to any profound conclusions, but I enjoyed reading about her experience. It was a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 6/10/2012

    " The book was interesting, but not as good as I hoped. All though I am not exactly sure what I expected. I love the idea of taking a year to try some sort of experiment, like the Happiness Project or the year without made in China. I should try my own experiment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 2/19/2012

    " Light easy read, way better than I thought it would be. Ate it up in less than a week. Author raises some interesting points to ponder. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 3/10/2011

    " The premise was the best thing about this book. The author spent a year following all of Oprah's recommendations for living including a chart cataloging how much it cost to buy the clothes and food and so on. A fun idea that could have been more entertaining or thought-provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Umfpl | 2/6/2011

    " Okrant makes what seems like a crazy self-help leap of faith. Follow everything Oprah says for a year and see how much it really changes her life. A fascinating revelation for fans of the American Guru and the rest of us too! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindie | 2/5/2011

    " Got kind of tedious -- for me and for the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 1/25/2011

    " Light easy read, way better than I thought it would be. Ate it up in less than a week. Author raises some interesting points to ponder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isiah | 1/22/2011

    " This is a good book for all you oprah lovers.
    i love how she did the exper but never dissed oprah
    I agree with some of the things in this book
    some alright
    can't wait till her second book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 1/21/2011

    " I agreed with her conclusions, but I found her humour very cliche at times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helgaklassen | 1/20/2011

    " interesting at first, but tiresome after a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqi | 12/14/2010

    " Good, but I feel the ending fell flat. "

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