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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (1,740 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kitty Kelley Narrator: Kitty Kelley Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9780307749253
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For the past twenty-five years, no one has been better at revealing secrets than Oprah Winfrey. On what is arguably the most influ¬ential show in television history, she has gotten her guests—often the biggest celebrities in the world—to bare their love lives, explore their painful pasts, admit their transgressions, reveal their pleasures, and explore their demons. In turn, Oprah has repeatedly allowed her audience to share in her own life story, opening up about the sexual abuse in her past and discussing her romantic relationships, her weight problems, her spiritual beliefs, her charitable donations, and her strongly held views on the state of the world.

After a quarter of a century of the Oprah-ization of America, can there be any more secrets left to reveal?

Yes. Because Oprah has met her match.

Kitty Kelley has, over the same period of time, fear¬lessly and relentlessly investigated and written about the world’s most revered icons: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, England’s Royal Family, and the Bush dynasty. In her #1 bestselling biographies, she has exposed truths and exploded myths to uncover the real human beings that exist behind their manufac¬tured facades.

Turning her reportorial sights on Oprah, Kelley has now given us an unvarnished look at the stories Oprah’s told and the life she’s led. Kelley has talked to Oprah’s closest family members and business associates. She has obtained court records, birth certificates, financial and tax records, and even copies of Oprah’s legendary (and punishing) confidentiality agreements. She has probed every aspect of Oprah Winfrey’s life, and it is as if she’s written the most extraordinary segment of The Oprah Winfrey Show ever filmed—one in which Oprah herself is finally and fully revealed.

There is a case to be made, and it is certainly made in this book, that Oprah Winfrey is an important, and even great, figure of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. But there is also a case to be made that even greatness needs to be examined and put under a microscope. Fact must be separated from myth, truth from hype. Kitty Kelley has made that separation, showing both sides of Oprah as they have never been shown before. In doing so she has written a psychologically perceptive and meticulously researched book that will surprise and thrill everyone who reads it. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dave | 2/18/2014

    " Too long. I grew bored with the subject. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 2/17/2014

    " Eh, it was Oprah... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/29/2014

    " Gave me another perspective to the "Oprah Phenomenon". There definitely 2 sides to every person. Made me look at her in a different light.. it IS unauthorized however... do we really believe everything we read? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 1/26/2014

    " I wasn't fond of oprah in the first place, so the book whether true or not confirmed my dislikes "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tamra | 1/24/2014

    " I did not want to know this much about oprah. Does gife another possible side to her; quite beliefable "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Budi | 1/19/2014

    " it's too disgusted instead of "brave" word. Some words are inappropriate enough. The information is sufficient but can't be trusted 100%. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/19/2014

    " The first half of this book was ok. But it wasn't good enough to keep reading... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lara | 1/18/2014

    " Like a People Magazine... You don't know why you're so interested. You just can't quit reading it. I'm glad someone decided to write honestly about Oprah. I like her, but I'm tired of her being made into a god. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelsy | 12/28/2013

    " Didn't actually finish it. Seemed to be lots of complaining about Oprah. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 12/11/2013

    " I haven't read books by Kitty Kelley. This one seemed boring, redundant, and whiny. There was no need to finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linnet | 12/6/2013

    " Who knew? Who cares? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noel | 10/31/2013

    " Oh my gawd! Kitty is catty, but I forgive her. Oprah won't. This is a hugely entertaining book, whether you like the media queen or not. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Fangboner | 5/20/2013

    " Brain Candy at it's finest...didn't read the whole thing, but I got enough of the flavor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlotte | 3/13/2013

    " Glad I got that out of my system! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 2/23/2013

    " Not sure if the whole book is the truth, still it didn't make me not like oprah. I think it was too biased with not enough proof "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andi Stubbs | 2/5/2013

    " Just reinforced my opinion of Oprah -- that her ego is bigger than her net worth! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 6/21/2012

    " Too long. Maybe five to ten years ago this would have held my attention for hundreds of pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pure | 11/19/2011

    " Everything you need to know is in this book, I love it its a good read, very informative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen Huben | 9/4/2011

    " I liked it - it wasn't great but it made me think about Oprah in more realistict terms and gave me a little insight into how she got where she is and why she behaves as she does. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cynthia | 7/20/2011

    " Mostly boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 5/2/2011

    " I got a little bogged down with some of the facts but found this book very interesting. Perhaps some is real and some isn't but Oprah is still fascinating. Can't help but feel that I might do some of the same stupid things this books claims she does if I ws suddenly very rich. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lara | 4/20/2011

    " Like a People Magazine... You don't know why you're so interested. You just can't quit reading it. I'm glad someone decided to write honestly about Oprah. I like her, but I'm tired of her being made into a god. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pam | 4/2/2011

    " I shouldn't have bothered but I have to admit I was curious about this kind of book - I'd not read one before. And can happily go forth not doing so again... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 3/14/2011

    " Kitty Kelly definitely has a "point of view" - to be as provocative as possible - and it's pretty transparent technique. Still, I cannot help but consider her observations everytime I interact with harpo productions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 3/9/2011

    " Enjoyed reading this behind the scenes story...it was well-researched and very interesting to learn more about the icon and how she made it big. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 3/6/2011

    " I was impressed by the thoroughness and depth of Kitty Kelley's research, and I found the resulting biography very readable and very credible. Highly Recommended!
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/28/2011

    " I'll admit I didn't finish this....100 pages in, and I'm just not enjoying it. Why torture myself?! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katherine | 2/27/2011

    " I liked Oprah until I read this book. Either it was poor spirited or she isn't cool at all. Sigh. "

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